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    4.3u bricked trying to downgrade, help please?

    I've modified 4 or 5 Wii's now with great success, never bricked a single one.... until now. I think this was due to the others being older units, thus easier to do (Twilight/BannerBomb)...

    Now to my Issue:

    I have a 4.3u that was hacked using the Smash method.. everything was working gloriously until I noticed I could not install wads. So I figured the reason for this was the 4.3u version preventing me, so I ran Cios Downgrader 1.2 and picked the highest U version available, and it downloaded the content, installed, said Restarting (at this point I was pinging the machine on the network and it stopped responding).. and never restarted. So I held down the power button, went to power it back on and... Nothing.

    I mean literally nothing! I've seen other people saying they have a black screen when bricking, my TV literally doesn't even get a signal! Help Please? I'm even willing to spend some money if I have to do some hardware hack to fix it, but I don't even know where to start.

    1. HBC was installed
    2. Priloader was not installed
    3. Bootmii was not instaled

    4. Am I F$@#$ed?

    Look forward to hearing some advice, thanks in advance!

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    Assuming you have no bootmii backup or keys and a newer Wii that isn't boot2 capable the answer to #4 is YES. Sorry

    Just to be sure, you can check to see if your Wii is boot2 capable here
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    My unit is a LU741 which is not on the Boot2 list, LU7400 is however and is listed as nonworking :/

    I thought about trying SaveMii but it looks like I would need a drive chip as well? argh...

    What about a low level flash using some solder points? I'm a very technical person and wouldn't mind trying and would post the results if someone has some suggestions on how to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki-XP View Post
    My unit is a LU741 which is not on the Boot2 list, LU7400 is however and is listed as nonworking :/

    I thought about trying SaveMii but it looks like I would need a drive chip as well? argh...

    What about a low level flash using some solder points? I'm a very technical person and wouldn't mind trying and would post the results if someone has some suggestions on how to do this?
    Yeah that number isn't boot2 capable. The only thing you can do at this point is replace the motherboard with a working one.
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    Ok my next question is, do all Wii Motherboards fit every Wii Case? (i.e. do I have to be careful which motherboard I buy/find/steal or will any wii mobo work?)

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    Any Wii motherboard you can get a hold of will work.
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    Looking at one on eBay but it says "Soldering Technique Required?.... uhm do you have to solder anything if your replacing the mobo? Seems to me like it should just be cables plugging into it???

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    lol, yes the motherboards are plug and play. Just make sure you are looking at a main motherboard and not a DVD drive motherboard.

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    Thank you Krafter you are most helpful, now if you'll excuse me I have to go take a huge dump whilist sitting on the toliet bowl backwards and facepalming my head into the tank

    (I was looking at DVD drive mobos btw.., they really shouldnt call that a motherboard, they should call it DVD PCB or something...)

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