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    It was likely a theme brick. Good to hear you recovered your Wii however updating via savemiifii and a game disc won't fix a full brick. Doing this can even put someone who is banner bricked in a worse position by making their console unfixable. It's not a good idea to blindly do the update method without first knowing the cause and type of brick you have.

    In your case, it sounds like the brick was caused by installing a bad theme which can be repaired that way.

    Edit: Just read in your reply to Bad_Ad that it was a bad theme as I suspected.
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    So I fully bricked my wii from installing a downgrade wad. So this is what happened, I installed homebrew using a different source then what I usually use(big mistake) and what i do is batch wad install and I guess there was 3 versions of 4.1 downgrade wads which were the 3 regions being ntsc, pal and jap wads. So I wasnt thinking it worked and I hadnt yet installed priloader, but did obviously installed homebrew and bootmii. Not sure if I installed as boot2 or an IOS. So, I individually installed the ntsc downgrade wad again I believe and then exited out of MMM to homebrew and then went to check wii settings to see if wii version was 4.1 and wii went black. So I shut it down and restarted it and still black but wii does power up. The remote does power it up also and I only get one blue flash from the drive but since I used all my wii remotes on another wii I noticed I cant connect remote back to bricked wii. I know its fully bricked. Is there anyone that can help me with this?

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    Did you make a nand backup? You can determine if you have boot2 by watch the drive light as you power it on. If it flashes twice then you have boot2. If it flashes only once then it either installed as IOS or not installed at all. If you do have boot2 and a nand backup then the fix will be easy. You would just simply restore your nand using your backup. If you have boot2 and no backup then you can follow this guide. If you don't have boot2 and you do have a nand backup then your only option would be to have your Wii flashed with the backup by using a programmer or by sending it to someone that can do it for you. If you don't have boot2 or a nand backup then you have a nice doorstop just in time for Christmas. Give it as a gift.

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    well then can I just buy another motherboard and install it. will that restore my wii cuz that is a hell of alot cheaper then sending it out somewhere

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    Replacing the motherboard with a working one wouldn't restore "Your Wii". It would give you a functioning Wii but it wouldn't be yours. Serial number and code would be different. Also I just checked prices on eBay and you can get them for around $70. That's more than what you would pay to have someone flash it for you especially if you sent just the motherboard (less shipping cost) but the choice is yours. If you did decide to replace the motherboard yourself then you would have it done a little faster but if you where to send it to someone then you would save a few dollars.

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    but as you said, it wouldnt be possible to flash it or do anything to it cuz its now a doorstop. what else could i do to my wii but install a new motherboard? and i dont care what keys are on the wii as long as i can softmod and play it

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    Maybe I read to much into your last statement. By you saying "cuz that is a hell of alot cheaper then sending it out somewhere" I took it as you had a nand backup. If that's not the case then your only option would be to replace the motherboard with a working one or buy a new Wii.

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    oh, no i dont have a nand back up. so yeah i do have to get another motherboard. well ok then I appreciate your help. thanks alot.

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