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    Semi Bricked

    Note: Posted this under the Sticky Thread for semi bricked guide but realised I prob should have started a new thread...sorry it is in 2 places.

    Hi,

    So I am about to follow this great guide but wanted to just clafiy or gain advise before i proceed.

    Background: Wife bought me a Wii from China, I live in Canada, some sort of mod (not sure what) as it has played some of the games i have acquired but prob only 20%, most load the disc icon but go no further other tha lockup..anyway...I Dl'd an NTSC TigerWoods PGA 11..it did some sort of update (In chinese) and now wont recognise any discs at all, the wiii boots up no issue. Settings page is stuck on Opera.
    My main challenge is that everything is in chinese which really doesn't aid navigating the console or doing anything, but i've muddled thru thus far. I think it must be 4.x as it was the SD card icon, bottom left next to the Wii icon. correct?

    So my advise questions...
    Is there a way to change the language file?
    Which region fix should I choose considering I live in NA - NTSC(U)?
    The mod it has - I will open it up and check for a chip but not knowing, can I then put in the Wiikey fusion I have just bought in it? - anything i need to do / check / disabe b4 doing this?
    To stop this happening again do you recommend a brickblocker approach?

    Think these are my only need to knows b4 i attempt this guide - hoping its easy to follow and Eng rather than Chinese, unless anyone says different.?

    thx for your time in advance.
    Last edited by Krank; 10-20-2010 at 10:12 AM.

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    Follow the semi brick guide you have already seen, you can use bannerbomb to load dop-mii (like the guide says) and reinstall system menu 4.1 for the correct region (i assume either USA/NTSC or PAL)

    this will give you the menu back in english and should make games work again.

    DO NOT UPDATE TO 4.2 EVER

    Its likely your Wii is a region change korean unit and will brick it.


    If after installing 4.1U you still cant get into settings, then just run any region changer and make sure everything is set to NTSC/USA

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    What are the first two letters of your console's serial number? You can find it on the bottom of your Wii.
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    Seriously quick help - many thx to you both

    Ok I will follow the guide and see how I get on.

    Any advise on the current mod - ie not knowing what kind of mod it has (which rarely works anyway) should I just whack in the Fusion or just get it up and running first and post that Q in another forum? Was hoping for something that plays more games than it does currently.

    Jostin - I will grab the serial tonight and post first thing tomorrow....thx again

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    The serial number tells you what region your Wii was orginally
    LU=North America
    LK=Korea
    LE=Europe
    LJ=Japan

    If it isn't Korean, 4.2 won't brick your Wii (but like Bad_Ad84 said, it probably is). There still isn't any reason to update anyway, because 4.2+ will remove homebrew. You don't have to check your region if you follow Bad_84's advice (I'm not saying you shouldn't), but it is still something you might want to know.
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    Whats on the case doesnt always match up to what the board is, 99% of wiis out of china are korean... even if the case says different.

    4.1 is the best system menu anyway.

    I wouldnt risk it knowing where its came from.

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    OK..all good info, thx.
    Can you confirm this is the guide i should be following: http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...era-error.html

    ..reason i ask is apart from not understanding the below paragraph (instal v6147 with all 3 patches - des this means the patches apllied in the previous step?), IOS70-v6174 is not avail for DL and neither is IOS70-64-v6687.zip

    I must be being ultra thick..can you explain this section as if i am a newly landed martian?

    Select ios36, press A
    Select ios, mios, bc, press A
    Install
    IOS60-v6174 with all 3 patches
    Install IOS70-v6174 with all 3 patches
    Place the wad is sd:\wad for offline install from SD, or just install from NUS
    IOS60-64-v6174.zip
    IOS70-64-v6687.zip
    PRESS B to back out to main menu

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvaerner View Post
    OK..all good info, thx.
    Can you confirm this is the guide i should be following: http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...era-error.html

    ..reason i ask is apart from not understanding the below paragraph (instal v6147 with all 3 patches - des this means the patches apllied in the previous step?), IOS70-v6174 is not avail for DL and neither is IOS70-64-v6687.zip

    I must be being ultra thick..can you explain this section as if i am a newly landed martian?

    Select ios36, press A
    Select ios, mios, bc, press A
    Install
    IOS60-v6174 with all 3 patches
    Install IOS70-v6174 with all 3 patches
    Place the wad is sd:\wad for offline install from SD, or just install from NUS
    IOS60-64-v6174.zip
    IOS70-64-v6687.zip
    PRESS B to back out to main menu
    install this one IOS70-64-v6687.zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Whats on the case doesnt always match up to what the board is, 99% of wiis out of china are korean... even if the case says different.
    Do you have experience buying Wiis in China? Cause the Majority of Wiis I have looked at here are Japanese. Whenever I asked about buying one they were Japanese consoles (japanese menu too). I'm sure there are US Wiis and Korean Wiis as well as Euro Wiis floating around China, but I would say that it's more likely that 99% of Wiis from China are Japanese. This is from living here at least since the Wii was released and only ever hearing of Japanese Wiis being the ones people get over here. They are mostly brought into China boxless of course And then repackaged once here (import tax evasion), so u dont really know what ur getting. For that reason I waited and bought a PAL one in Australia.

    Isnt there a tool (syscheck for example) that could tell Kvaerner the original region of his Wii?

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    This is based on experience from any wiis ive (sent to me) had from china.

    I generally find they take the JAP/USA board out and put it into their korean case and keep it or sell within their country.

    The ones that get exported as the JAP/USA case with a korean board.

    This means they can sell the Korean case with USA board for more (as it wont brick) and sell the USA/JAP case with a korean board and screw over who ever buys it.

    This is of course based on repair jobs I do, so my data is probably bias. but if you look around this forum you will see cases of people having a korean board inside other cases and not knowing about it.


    The only difference between Korean Wiis vs the rest (all other wiis are IDENTICAL other than system menu version and region setting) is the keys.

    I dont know of a tool that will check the key type, but someone should make one.

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