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    Exclamation Bricked Wii without history

    I recently bought a used wii (US version) in good faith without actually testing it prior to buying it. The seller swore he just tested it before coming out... well as it turns out, some people do not always tell the truth.

    Since the seller refuses to answer my attempts to contact him over the past days it is impossible for me to provide any information of what may have caused the wii to brick.

    All I can do is provide what little information I have;

    Upon pressing the On button the LED turns green and the drive flashes blue once then all activity seizes. At no point is there any picture or sound to be found. The disc drive accepts and ejects discs. I can not turn on the wii using either of the two remotes.

    I have tested all external components on a working wii and both wiimotes work as does the sensor bar and component cable. However, the power adapter is defective. Could lightning have fried the adapter and the console? and would the wii power on at all if that was the case?

    The seller said the wii was not chipped nor modded in any way to play copy games. And since the only games that was included where genuine ones, that seems like it could have been the truth.

    Any help would be much appreciated!

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    Forgot to mention I have tried holding down the reset button while powering it on without any success. But I have not tried booting into the recovery menu with a GC controller yet.

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    You might want to edit your post next time instead of just bumping your thread. That is frowned on around here and against the rules.

    edit: sounds like a bad bluetooth module. Have a look here as see if this helps.
    Last edited by Krafter; 09-20-2010 at 07:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    You might want to edit your post next time instead of just bumping your thread. That is frowned on around here and against the rules.

    Understood. Won't happen again.

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    Re-read my post. I just edited it in case you missed it.

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    Try savemiifrii. What is the SN# of the wii?
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    Check to see if you can access the recovery menu with savemiifii. If the recovery menu comes up then you probably have a bad bluetooh module. If the recovery menu doesn't come up then you may have a bad wi-fi module. Keep in mind that the blutooth and wi-fi modules do come loose sometimes so you may just have to check and make sure they're tight in place. If the console isn't modded, it's unlikely to have a software brick. As far as it being damaged beyond repair from a power surge is a possibility but too early to make that call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    You might want to edit your post next time instead of just bumping your thread. That is frowned on around here and against the rules.

    edit: sounds like a bad bluetooth module. Have a look here as see if this helps.
    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    Try savemiifrii. What is the SN# of the wii?

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!

    As I understand it, there is no way to try the savemiifrii approach without having a Gamecube controller? I dont have access to one right now and a new one would set me back about $50 or 2-4 weeks from ebay. Neither option is very appealing at the moment since a repair would not cost much more in most cases.

    Are there any other ways to diagnose a faulty bluetooth module?

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    $50???? You should look again lol. There is no way one will cost you that much unless you live in some far off land and the shipping cost are extremely outrageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streamlinehd View Post
    Check to see if you can access the recovery menu with savemiifii. If the recovery menu comes up then you probably have a bad bluetooh module. If the recovery menu doesn't come up then you may have a bad wi-fi module. Keep in mind that the blutooth and wi-fi modules do come loose sometimes so you may just have to check and make sure they're tight in place. If the console isn't modded, it's unlikely to have a software brick. As far as it being damaged beyond repair from a power surge is a possibility but too early to make that call.
    I will try to go out and find one of those triwing screwdrivers today and open up the machine. Where would you expect it would be easier to find one, at a game shop or a hardware store?

    Thanks for the quick responses. You guys are awesome over here!

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