EDIT: You can't brick it worse than it is already.
Since you're on 4.0E, you can see if you're able to update to 4.1+ with a disc update. The bricks I've had were both on 4.3U so I didn't have this option.
Make a savemiifrii with GC controller
Get into recovery mode
Insert official game disc with 4.1E+
Let the update install and reset console.
I know autobooting a game won't work because I've already tried it. You may however be able to update from 4.0 to 4.1+ as mentioned in my last post. I didn't have this option so it may just work and is worth a try. If that doesn't work you will have to have it flashed.Haven't tried autobooting a game from recovery mode. The rest is true, however I CAN access the settings menu.
Probably a little to late, but I bet you ran dop-ios mod v 11.3 or 11.4, these have a know bug that causes this issue. The fix is to run dop-ios v11.5 or dop-mii v12. You should have been able to do this via bannerbomd, or pressing home on the wiimote and reloading the system menu should have fixed your channels allowing you to load HBC. To little to late, but next time may.
Try to press home, and reload the system menu. See if you can load a game. Or if you still have HBC, load that and run Dop Mii, do a system scan and your wii could be fixed. If you don't have HBC, but can load games, follow the guide linked below to reinstall your HBC and CIOS, then run the dop mii and do a scan.
Last edited by mauifrog; 10-21-2010 at 08:40 PM.
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I'm curious... does the optical drive still function correctly? Can you eject/insert a game easily? I only ask this because I had a similar problem once, and it was caused because the ribbon connecting the optical drive to the motherboard was dislodged. I know its a stretch, but you never know.