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    Black Screen On Startup Brick, What should I do next?-Modchip suggestion?

    Alright, I had a old 3.2U Wii that I softmodded, and eventurally upgraded to 4.2U as time went on.

    And, in the end I got stupid and deleted IOS60.
    I was looking for a way to play game channels straight off my SD, I found something that said to upgrade IOS60, and, me being stupid and not looking up what it was first, tried to 'upgrade' it with DOP-Mii.

    Of course, this lead to my Wii not even wanting to boot up.
    I THOUGHT I had Preloader installed, but even with the hacks.ini in the SD, it wont run on startup with reset.

    I had bootmii installed for a while, but my boot2 wasnt able to be patched, so I thought it was useless for Bricks for the most part and I could just use Preloader instead.

    I found something called SaveMiiFrii or something, (where you press all four D-pad buttons at once) it didn't work either (Then again, im using a 3rd party controller, the only one I could take appart).


    So I'm pretty sure I'm just screwed. So I was wondering, can I get a modchip (egh..) that would fix this all for me and be useful for more then just bricks?
    If so, what would you guys suggest I get?

    Before my Wii bricked I used it for pretty much everything, SNES/N64/NES wads/emulators, backup'd gamecube games, USB Loader, etc.
    So, if I can get a modchip that wont interfere with that that would be awesome.

    I don't know much about modchips, and don't even know what to look up. So I thought id ask here :x

    Oh and I also thought I had starfall installed, but apparently not, because holding Y on the Gc doesnt do anything.

    It might help to say that I would run DOP-Mii and clean out unnecessary IOS's every now and then. (It makes me feel better to know what IS and IS NOT on my wii)

    So that could have lead to starfall and/or Preloader being uninstalled.


    I am kinda just trying to avoid mailing it to Nintendo or buying a new one, because I know not all Wiis support DVD's, and Gamecube is my main attraction on it. (I would rather not use the real CD's because im a collector and like to keep my CDs in top shape by not using them)
    Last edited by Frozen2Dream; 11-17-2010 at 12:16 PM.

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    If priiloader doesn't start by holding down the reset button while booting up your wii and you don't have bootmii then you're pretty much out of luck.
    As to modchips that can fix bricks: The only one I know that can do this is the infectus chip. But this a form af Nand programming and that is above my head.
    You might want to check out the following threads:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...t-bootmii.html
    and
    http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...-tutorial.html
    I hope this helps you on your way of geting your Wii fixed.

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    I looked at those guides and I kinda understand what to do.
    However I would rather see if there is a 'for sure' option before I open up my Wii to try something that might not work :P But I'll try it if no one else suggests anything better.

    And if anyone can suggest a way to buy a Wii and knowing for sure if it has DVD support and other things, let me know.

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    Only older Wii's support DVDR playback.But you can order an older model replacement drive.
    The shop in the netherland where I bought my wode sold them also togegheter with a replacement drive.
    A drive solo caosts about 55€: Check this site : Wii dvd drive D2E epoxy | Wii reparatie onderdelen | ombouwservice

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    I am not sure if having a HD thats from outside my country would effect anything. (My console is a US, I am assuming Netherlands is EU or something?)
    I am not sure how my system would react, if it would at all, to a Hd that wasn't made for it.

    Then again, I am not exactly sure how ANY of this goes. (I am not sure if Netherlands consoles and games are considered EU, how systems/harddrives work together, etc)
    I am completely stupid on the subject D:

    But, it gives me a idea that I can search up elsewhere. Thanks.

    I have a brother inlaw who wanted to sell his Wii, maybe I can buy it off him and take out the hd, then put it in mine?
    Anyone think that would work?
    I don't really know much about all the Wii Internal Hardware, so im not sure what will and wont work.
    I would assume the Harddrive would need IOS60 on it, so I could upgrade his Wii before I take out the harddrive and switch it with mine?

    Hey wait, could I just repair my Wii by taking my brothers Wii, putting Bootmii on his Boot2, then put my harddrive in his wii, then repair it with Bootmii?
    Then switch it back so he has his normal thing again?
    This is, assuming Boot2 isnt acturally IN the harddrive. (For some reason I want to think it isnt)


    I think im getting a bit over my head with ideas. :C

    I dont want to acturally buy the Wii completely off him to use, because his Wii doesnt have DVD support. (Unless there has been a breakthough in USB loading in the past three months I havent noticed that lets people boot GC off USB, which I doubt)
    Last edited by Frozen2Dream; 11-17-2010 at 12:54 PM.

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    NAND programming will only help your wii if you have a NAND backup from that wii. Without one, your woo is toast.

    Regarding reading DVD, all DVD drives are interchangeable. So you can take the drive out of your now broken wii and fit it into a new one and be back to how you were before.

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    Also, there is no hard drive in the wii.

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    Ah, yeah I looked up a disassembled Wii and saw what parts it had inside it, I understand a bit better now.

    In any case, if there is NO way to fix my wii (which im sure there isnt) I'll just buy my brothers and switch the DVD drives around.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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    and eventurally upgraded to 4.2U as time went on.
    And, in the end I got stupid and deleted IOS60.
    Something doesn't add up.... SM 4.2 uses IOS70 and SM 4.1 uses IOS60. You were either on SM 4.1 and deleted/upgraded IOS60 which caused the brick or you were on SM 4.2 and deleted IOS70. Either way you're Wii is toast since recovery mode doesn't come up however if you were indeed on SM 4.2, deleting/upgrading IOS60 wouldn't cause a brick. As mentioned, if you have a backup of your NAND, your Wii can be repaired.
    Last edited by streamlinehd; 11-17-2010 at 01:51 PM.
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    I could have 4.1, I just thought I had 4.2, I havent acturally tried fixing my wii in the past fourish months though. (Its been bricked for a while, just never bothered dealing with it)

    And since Bootmii couldnt be attached to Boot2, I thought having a NAND backup would be pointless. (If my Wii was broken to the point I needed a NAND, I didnt think I would even be able to fix it since its not on Boot2, I had no idea you could use external applications to fix it back up)

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