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    Brick-My-Wii Bricked My Wii (Whodda Thought?)

    Hi All
    I am hoping someone can help me with this issue.

    I took my Wii to my friends tonight as he was going to install Homebrew Channel etc on it.

    Everything seemed to be going well until Pimp my Wii said that ios61 needed updated or patched or something.

    My friend then downloaded IOS 61 and installed it, again all seemed to be going well until the screen went black.
    No matter what we tried it remained black.

    Now..He was able to put Bootmii? on a SD Card and get that to show on screen.
    We are able to access the card but if we try to execute the Homebrew Channel it goes black.

    Just to recap.
    We can load Bootmii from SD card but that pretty much about it.
    We do not have a Nand Backup.

    I would like to thank anyone in advance for any advice they might be able to offer in order to fix my wii.
    Thanks
    Last edited by CraigF1969; 08-13-2010 at 02:03 PM.

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    Just to recap in counter-point: please point out which of our guides calls for the use of Brick My Wii? There's an obvious reason why we refer to that here. I take it a wiihacks guide wasn't on your mind; you didn't ask the folks who directed you to do this, eh? BootMii/boot2 or IOS? A more-appropriate thread title would've helped you as well.
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    Sorry if i have upset you.

    If i knew anything whatsoever about what i was asking then i would have tried to word it better but as that is not the case i just tried to keep it as simple as possible.

    If there is a guide or guide that would help me then please direct me to it or them.
    If i knew what i was looking for i would go and consult the guides but as i have no idea then i would be concerned about making a bad situation worse.

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    "Upset me"? Not at all, just trying to make a point. I'll ask again: BootMii as IOS or boot2? And: System Menu/region? Guide you were following? There are stickied threads in this section that may assist you, best to look there (mauifrog's bound to stop in later and will very likely be far more capable of assisting you). This is all basic stuff you should be providing in-thread in the interim...

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    Oh sorry, i thought you were referring to threads i should be looking at.
    Ok..

    Pal, System was upgraded from 3.4E to 4.1 with no issues.
    The problem arrived as i said in my original thread when Pimp my WII was updating everything and this IOS 61 issue kept appearing.
    No guide as my friend has done a few.

    I am not sure what this means "BootMii as IOS or boot2?" and in all honesty i am not sure my friend would either.
    Im not sure this has clarified my thread any more than it was.

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    If bootmii starts when your wii starts then you have it as boot2. (your dvd light will flash twice quickly if this is the case when you power on.) If you have it as boot2 then follow this guide to fix it since I assume you did not do a nand backup. If you did do a nand backup, use the power and eject buttons to navigate to the gears symbol. Then go to the symbol with a arrow going from the sd to the chip to restore your nand. If you don't have a nand backup you can follow this guide here: http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...tion-here.html

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    Well, basically, you can install bootmii as boot2 or IOS. Some wii's can only install bootmii as IOS, while others can install it as boot2. There is a simple test to see if bootmii is installed as boot2: turn of the wii (completely) and turn it on. If the disc drive light flashes once, you do not have bootmii installed as boot2. If it flashes twice, then you have bootmii installed as boot2.

    I do find it strange that your wii bricked though, because the 4.1 system menu uses IOS 60 as system menu IOS, not IOS 61.
    EDIT: ah, junkmail was a bit eralier than me :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkmail View Post
    If bootmii starts when your wii starts then you have it as boot2. (your dvd light will flash twice quickly if this is the case when you power on.) If you have it as boot2 then follow this guide to fix it since I assume you did not do a nand backup. If you did do a nand backup, use the power and eject buttons to navigate to the gears symbol. Then go to the symbol with a arrow going from the sd to the chip to restore your nand. If you don't have a nand backup you can follow this guide here: http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...tion-here.html
    Thanks, was reading through some guides and that one did catch my eye. Thanks for the confirmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bliepo View Post
    Well, basically, you can install bootmii as boot2 or IOS. Some wii's can only install bootmii as IOS, while others can install it as boot2. There is a simple test to see if bootmii is installed as boot2: turn of the wii (completely) and turn it on. If the disc drive light flashes once, you do not have bootmii installed as boot2. If it flashes twice, then you have bootmii installed as boot2.

    I do find it strange that your wii bricked though, because the 4.1 system menu uses IOS 60 as system menu IOS, not IOS 61.
    EDIT: ah, junkmail was a bit eralier than me :P
    The IOS 61 was the only thing that was throwing up an error or could not be updated by Pimp my Wii.
    That is what stumped us because everything we read pretty much pointed to IOS 61 not being able to brick a Wii.
    From what i recall it went through all the motions and just froze some way through updating IOS 61.
    Might just have been a total fluke but might also be something to watch for.

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    What version of IOS61 did you install? Can you provide us with a dop-mii system check report? Since you didn't use one of our guides, we don't know what else you did. There could be other issues so a dop-mii system check will let us have a better idea. You have bootmii installed as boot2 so that's a good sign seeing as you do not have a backup of your nand.

    This will help you Dop-Mii_v12_CB2_BB2.zip
    Download and extract to your sd card
    Run Dop-Mii and then choose to run system check
    Post report here

    Tip: If you don't want to wait for us to look at your report just reinstall your system menu IOS which sould be IOS60 v6174 and reinstall your system menu 4.1. This should fix your issue and can all be done with Dop-Mii and an internet connection.

    P.S. Make sure you don't have IOS70 installed and if you do make sure it is IOS70 v6174. Good Luck!
    Last edited by streamlinehd; 08-13-2010 at 04:08 PM.
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