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    Question Black screen Wii [with video]

    I was hacking my friend's Wii, using my own method, that's worked for many other Wiis. She was on 4.2, and I wanted to downgrade her to a more hackable System Menu while keeping the SD Menu. So, after installing Priiloader and BootMii, I downgraded to 3.2. I then proceeded to use Waninkoko's safe 4.1 updater. It successfully installed the System Menu... or so we thought. I pressed any button to restart the console. It froze, so I had to turn it off at the system. I tried turning it back on, but all that happened was the Wii emitting a black screen. Discs still spin, and it can be turned on (but not off) with the remote. I'm unable to boot into Priiloader, and I can't boot into BootMii either. What's wrong here? Is it fixable, or must I send it to Nintendo or a repair person (to get it reflashed)? I really want to get this thing fixed... ;_;

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    Hmmm, this is a pretty classic case of what not to do.
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    She was on 4.2, and I wanted to downgrade her to a more hackable System Menu while keeping the SD Menu. So, after installing Priiloader and BootMii, I downgraded to 3.2. I then proceeded to use Waninkoko's safe 4.1 updater
    That was awful silly of you. You downgraded for no reason, 4.2 is EASY to hack. You probably didn't remove the stub IOS60 prior to upgrading to 4.1 (the IOS 4.1 uses is 60). If that is the case you need bootmii/boot2 capable Wii...or the nand.bin (you need a nand programmer for this...not an easy fix for most people).

    I have not used wanin's updater so not sure if it checks for IOS60 before updating...It should....if it doesn't then that is also silly.
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    You bricked it. Someone else can chine in but you are not the only one that has done this. We have had some members downgrade from 4.1 or 4.0 down to 3.1-3.4 but then use NSMB to upgrade them back up. You can downgrade the console down but you brick when upgrading again. What I would like to know is why you would want to downgrade to 3.2 only to upgrade to 4.1? That is just pointless. You can hack a 4.2 firmware and keep it at that once modded. And even if you were to downgrade, you would downgrade from 4.2 to 4.1, not 4.2 to 3.2 and then back up to 4.1.
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    Looks like the OP missed this thread.

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    Yeah, I thought it would've worked, since my Wii can be upgraded and downgraded to wherever and whenever, but then again, my Wii is hacked beyond even being a Wii anymore. I don't even use the System Menu anymore.
    So, is this thing fixable without spending any money, or must I save some cash for this thing? xP

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    Looks like the OP missed this thread.
    Hmm... yes, it seems I have.*Derp*
    Last edited by Krank; 09-23-2010 at 12:34 PM. Reason: double

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    I have not used wanin's updater so not sure if it checks for IOS60 before updating...It should....if it doesn't then that is also silly.
    I was 99% sure it did, surely it MUST do!?!

    But the OP sure sounds like a stub IOS60 brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davepm View Post
    I was 99% sure it did, surely it MUST do!?!

    But the OP sure sounds like a stub IOS60 brick.
    I think I remember Maui saying that it doesn't check for IOS60 if it's stubbed or something. This is why DOP-Mii is a much better means of upgrading/downgrading. It checks for the IOS needed prior to installing the system menu and warns you if it is not present.
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    You have to remember something though. The wii you just spoke about in your last post was probably before 4.x firmwares even came out. Basically in the same boat as I was dealing with 3.1 when I upgraded to 3.2. But these newer wii's arent the same as in upgrading/downgrading. In the end you have to decide whats the easiest and quickest way to get to 4.1, and downgrading to 3.2 firsthand was not easy nor quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    I think I remember Maui saying that it doesn't check for IOS60 if it's stubbed or something. This is why DOP-Mii is a much better means of upgrading/downgrading. It checks for the IOS needed prior to installing the system menu and warns you if it is not present.
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