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    4.2 Wii Bricked

    After not playing my Wii for a month or so, I turn it on and find a black screen.

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    Wiimote power-on works
    Eject button works
    Reset/Power buttons do not work, but holding Power for 5 seconds turns it off
    When a disc is inserted, it will spin and run like normal

    I don't have BootMii installed (Was going to, but never got to doing it due to not using the Wii often)

    I see on the guides that this may be a Bluetooth problem, is this true?

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    Probably not the bluetooth module as the wiimote is still powering on the wii. Did u try and install anything last time u used it?

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    I haven't installed anything for a while, no. I have installed hbc, and DVD support and that's it. It might be just the Wii getting old, this is an original Wii.

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    could be wifi module.

    would be easier to tell whats wrong with it if you had installed bootmii

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    That wont work if its the wifi module and the fact hes not been using it, id say its probably not ios/system menu related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    That wont work if its the wifi module and the fact hes not been using it, id say its probably not ios/system menu related.
    Yeah but a bad wi-fi module wouldn't cause a black screen (Unless it's shorting somewhere). You can remove the wi-fi module all together and it will still boot the system menu.

    A lot of the time people say it hasn't been used in months, they are wrong. Someone could've used it or updated it without his knowledge.

    I'm aware it could also be a hardware issue however, that's why I said if you get the system menu version to show up on the black screen to then continue.
    Last edited by streamlinehd; 08-09-2010 at 10:43 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streamlinehd View Post
    Yeah but a bad wi-fi module wouldn't cause a black screen (Unless it's shorting somewhere). You can remove the wi-fi module all together and it will still boot the system menu.
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    Yes it does and no you can't.

    If you dont have the wifi module (or its faulty) it will not boot at all.

    All you get a black screen, even with savemii.
    Last edited by Bad_Ad84; 08-09-2010 at 11:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Yes it does and no you can't.

    If you dont have the wifi module (or its faulty) it will not boot at all.

    All you get a black screen, even with savemii.

    OK well, from my experience I've not had that happen but I know you are the hardware guy around here. I did however just have the wifi card out of one I'm currently working on an it booted up just fine.
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    from savemii flowchart on how to diagnose Wii's. You can see that missing/defective wifi module is there as a cause of it not booting.

    Also, Ive booted wii's many times without wifi and they do not boot. Unless it was a change in the motherboard ive not seen, it doesnt boot.

    You can however get into bootmii if installed as boot2 and run HBC channel from there.
    Last edited by Bad_Ad84; 08-09-2010 at 12:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abmtong View Post
    I haven't installed anything for a while, no. I have installed hbc, and DVD support and that's it. It might be just the Wii getting old, this is an original Wii.
    How old is your wii exactly? My guess is that the nand screwed up horribly. It happens sometime but it is rare. If you had bootmii it would show up as fs usage 3.3%. If your wii is old enough to support bootmii in boot2 then it would be an easy diagnostic.
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