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    Help! Black Screen on boot

    Hi all,

    I screwed up with modding and the wii is bricked. But after tracing back my steps, here's what happened:

    Preloader/bootmii was installed months ago
    I install a bunch of stuff via homebrew channel (not much info here)
    After I install the cIOS60, Homebrew Channel got flipped upside down
    I turned off the wii thinking I'll fix it in an hr, but I was never able to get anywhere.

    Basically the wii turns on, can accept disks (chip mod as well), but unable to go to bootmii to restore NAND. Any ideas? All constructive comments are valuable. Thanks.

    PS. I read the Black Screen stickied post and don't think any of those apply, so hence the new thread.

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    Moved to a more appropriate section.

    Are you sure you didn't uninstall IOS60 after having problems? I find it odd that:

    1. Installing IOS60 would cause HBC to flip upside down.
    2. Installing IOS60 would cause a brick.


    1. What system menu are you on?
    2. Does Priiloader start?
    3. Do you have Bootmii as Boot2 or just IOS?

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    I don't think I uninstalled IOS60. It's the install of cIOS60 that I think caused the problems.

    System: 4.1 U
    Priiloader did not start
    Bootmii as Boot2 (2 yr ago wii)

    But full black screen

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    If you have a nand backup then restore using bootmii. If not then follow this guide here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    If you have a nand backup then restore using bootmii. If not then follow this guide here.
    Quote Originally Posted by blastdabomb View Post
    unable to go to bootmii to restore NAND.
    Wonder if that meant BootMii got updated to V4 and he forgot to reinstall it? The other guide Krafter linked you to should work...

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    Hmmm... could be. If that is the case then there are ways around that. Streamlinehd might be able to help him. He would just have to modify the boot2 blocks in the nand.bin file with a hex editor. I would try to attempt support but I off to bed and will be unavailable tomorrow.

    That being said, the guide that I linked just might work as long as it is a problem with the SM or SM IOS and not some other kind of corruption.

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    If his boot2 got updated and he didnt reinstall it, bootmii is gone completely. You cant edit the bootblocks and restore it if bootmii isnt installed on the console.

    If bootmii has been reinstalled and the wii is complaining about the dump being from another wii because the dump has an older boot2 version, then yes it can be patched.

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    Thank you for all your comments. I will try it out in a few hrs especially the link Krafter provided (not at home currently). I still can't believe I screwed up the wii...

    I am not sure how the boot2 gets upgraded but here's a general walkthrough of what I did before the wii bricked:
    Tried USB cfg loader with the usb drive and did not work (the same drive worked with another wii)
    I updated from 3.4 (U) to 4.1 (U) using New Super Mario Bros Wii. Homebrew Channel still alive everything looks ok at this point.
    I then did the stupid thing of going through my old sd card with the HBC apps and updated practically everything I can find (cIOS, etc), then HBC went upside down (I think it's something to do with a very old problem, but I didn't look into it).
    After that I turned off the wii thinking I'll fix it later.

    Later, I turned on the wii and bootmii was actually active (for a few seconds) and whole screen went black.
    Got the nand.bin backup to the sd card and tried to turn on the wii again, screen went fully black and no more bootmii.

    Now I'm here searching for how to fix this situation. I originally am thinking of using the savemiifrii (GC controller method) but after reading this, I'll use the SD card method first.

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    I then did the stupid thing of going through my old sd card with the HBC apps and updated practically everything I can find (cIOS, etc), then HBC went upside down
    The Homebrew Channel most likely went upside down from installing the cIOS on your SD card (IOS58 patched or IOS61 patched would cause this).

    How many times does your drive light blink at startup with the SD card removed?
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    Thank you to all. I used the link given by Krafter, put the files on the SD card, plug it in, then the wii works normally.

    So I just went to HBC, install the WAD and now without the SD card, the wii works before the brick.

    The only thing now is to deal with the upside down HBC but I think I can browse through the forums to figure this one out.

    Thanks again!

    EDIT: I actually don't mind help in getting to the right direction of the upside down HBC thing. I'm backing up the NAND as I type now though.
    Last edited by blastdabomb; 01-05-2011 at 06:19 PM.

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