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    Wii Wont boot, NO SOFTMOD...

    Well well, My first attempt at modding a wii has come to a hault. Heres The scenario. I swapped all the guts of my 2006 UNMODDED (in any way) wii with the latest update (thanks to my fiancée ) into a clear case. upon removing the heat sink i was horrified at the site of thermal past that was 1/8th of an inch thick on the CPU and GPU. apparently they had to do this because of how the wii is designed. After putting a THIN coat of fresh thermal paste on I put the heat sink on then took it off to see how evenly the paste spread. Well there was no paste on the CPU or GPU. after looking a little closer I saw that the feet on the heat sink keep the heat sink above the CPU and GPU like an 1/8th of an inch, thus the reason for so much damn thermal paste. No Problem, grinder took care of the feet real fast. So I ditched the little round spacers that the feet sat on with the square black pads on them. I put everything together this time with a drivekey and a Wiisper fan installed. Got everything put back together minus the top and went to try it out before I bolted everything together.

    When I plug in the wii, the red LED comes on. It will stay on for as long as it stays plugged in. As soon as I hit the power OR eject button, the LED flashes green then it turns off. No matter what you press it will not come back on. As soon as you unplug it, plug it back in, it just restarts the process. Red light, as soon as you hit a button it turns green then turns off. At no time does anything show up on the screen.

    So I started taking out variables one at a time. First the drivekey, same deal. Then the Wiisper fan, same deal. Now im back to completely stock minus the cut off feet on the heat sink. After examining the heat sink, I cant come up with any tangible reason for that mod to be causing this. There just enough pressure on the heat sink/ CPU and GPU, its not touching anything, etc.

    I was very particular about grounding myself/discharging any static while working. I cant think of anything Else that could have went wrong. Seem like my water cooled Xbox 360 was far more complicated then this so im pretty stumped. Anyone ever seen this symptom?

    Again, THERE ARE NO SOFTWARE MODS WHAT SO EVER.

    Any ideas?

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    This should not have been moved to the bricked thread. 100% of the threads on bricked Wii's were caused by softmods, which this does not have. ( I actually read all 6 pages of searches with "Wont boot" in the title") There is no way that in one millisecond the wii bricked from the drivekey I installed. The FIRST time this was plugged in, it instantly turned off....

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    I suggest you bring the tone down a notch. I moved your thread to the bricked forum so that you can get the quickest assistance possible from the top guys on the net who spend their time and money fixing problems like yours.

    You have a Wii that won't boot. The bricked forum is for ANY type of console that isn't functioning properly. Would you rather have assistance from people who know nothing of your situation (the newbie discussion forum)? I thought not. Someone will be along to assist you soon.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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    You have some kind of hardware failure. Start by removing everything. The bluetooth module, WiFi module and the DVD drive. See if your Wii will power up after that.

    Also, be sure that there is no debris anywhere on the board that might be causing a short.

    (lets hope you didn't over tighten the heat sink)

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    Did all this.

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    I don't know what to tell you then. You have an unknown hardware problem. I think you are out of luck. But maybe Bad_Ad84 or Streamlinehd has some ideas.

    They will be by for sure and reply to you.

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    figured it out, thanks.

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    Well... don't leave us in the dark lol. what was it?

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    Laziness.


    When I got everything back together minus screwing the optic drive down, I realized I had the original plug in it that goes from optic to main board. The wiisper fan splices in between this line. well as you know there is only a little square cut out of the aluminum separator that gets sandwiched between the main board and the optic drive. So instead of unscrewing EVERYTHING to get to the main board and put the right plug (the Wiisper splitter) I just unplugged the OG cord through the little cut out and put the splitter cable in. From what I can gather, It was at this point when I bent the 4 left pins completely down. This cause these 4 pins to short. as soon as I separated these 4 pins I got the green light that stays on.

    Now I just have to figure out how to straighten these pins enough to get the plug in. I have a feeling Im going to rip the plastic female jack apart, cut the cord and hard wire/solder this connection. I dont see how im going to straighten these pins almost perfectly inside the female plug...

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    I hope it works out for you. Take your time and be very careful so you don't make things worse.

    Good luck!!

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