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    Possible to fix?

    I had a wii that was given to me in a bricked state. I'm not sure exactly what state of brick it was in, but I do know the following:

    Turn the power on, the Health Warning screen comes up, but no 'Press A' shows
    I tried using an aftermarket controller to do a savemiifii but it failed
    I then used a nintendo controller to enter savemii mode and it came up as ver 4.0 (USA)
    I put Mario Galaxy 2 in, hoping to update the firmware, which it appeared to
    I got a screen with a bunch of the wii channel images all saying wii in them, but then nothing happened.
    I shut it down, did the savemiifrii method again, this time it showed 4.2
    I put Epic Mickey into the system and let it run, after about 30 minutes, I shut it down as it was still at a black screen
    Now, when I do savemiifrii, I get 4.3 in the corner, but nothing else happens
    I still get the Health and Warning screen when I turn the system on, but again, no 'Press A' to continue comes up

    Is this system totally bricked?
    Is there a chance at recovery?

    I'm thinking of getting a drivekey so I can use Universal Unbrick, but I want to make sure there's a possibility of fixing this thing before I continue.

    Some history of the Wii -

    It was purchased used from a local store that is now out of business
    I do not have any knowledge of bootmii or any other hacks being used on the system, nor do I know how to tell to see if they had been. I haven't opened the system to see if there is a modchip installed, though I am thinking there is not.

    So, I am turning to the community to help me determine if there is hope for the system.

    Thanks.

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    Yes you can fix it. You need a modchip installed with a compatible dvd drive. You probably have a bannerbrick, you need to delete the channel that is causing the bannerbrick.

    Step 1- install modchip
    Step 2-

    Load Hackmii installer via Recovery Menu


    Part 2- Install The HomeBrew Channel and Bootmii
    Read the Scam warning and press 1
    It may take a minute or two for the "press 1" to appear- be patient
    Install the HomeBrew Channel
    Install Bootmii as Boot2(boot2 may not be available, IOS installs automatically)
    Prepare the SD-card
    If Step1 fails with error "no vulnerable ios", DO THIS

    Part 3- Make A NAND Backup (NOT Optional, do this,)
    Load HBC, press -HOME-, launch Bootmii
    Make a nand backup
    Press Power, Power, Power, Reset, Reset (or use gc-controller)
    Power = Right, Eject = Left, Reset = Select
    Once the backup is complete, exit bootmii to HBC
    Backup your Bootmii files to your PC
    sd:\bootmii
    sd:\nand.bin
    sd:\key.bin
    *DO NOT LOSE THESE FILES*
    If you want to load bootmii again at a later date, copy the bootmii folder back to sd:\

    Step 3- Do Chapter 2 from the Any Wii softmod guide, linked below
    Step 4- Load Any Title Deleter DB, delete the channel that is bricking your wii, found in "Installed Channels" Try not to delete HBC, MAUI, usbloader channel, backup channel unless you don't want them.

    When you load hackmii from the recovery menu, you don't have a trucha ios and you probably don't have a savegame exploit installed. Try the netflix disc or Disc Swap PWNS
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    Thanks, I was checking out the Netflix method, I have a disc here somewhere that I could use if needed.

    I am trying the first method now and will post the results as soon as I can.

    --Edit--

    Just re-read the post, I need to order a drivekey before I go any further, it looks like. I burned the disc, but I'm guessing without the drivekey, my system won't autoboot.

    I'll try the netflix method, though when I look for Wii Bootme, I find BootMii, instead... will continue my searching (or am I being dumb and not realizing they are the same thing?)
    Last edited by Villain Vivi; 06-12-2011 at 10:29 PM.

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    Yep, looks like I will need to buy a drivekey to go any further. I have a Boot2 compatible wii (according to the chart in the forums here), but it still doesn't seem to like burned discs.

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    Ok, I figured in prep of getting the disc setup and ready to go I would get it burned to a disc. However, when I try to extract the .zip, it goes for about an hour and then says I do not have enough space on my harddrive for the iso image. What tool did you use to create the .zip file? I've tried 7zip and WinRAR to extract it, but they both end with the same result. The one time I did get it to extract, I needed to copy it to a flash drive to move it, the file says 4GB, but when I try to copy to my empty 320GB external harddrive, I get an error that there's not enough free space on the drive. It's acting as though the .iso file is corrupted. I don't think it's an issue with your .zip file, so I'm guessing it's something I'm doing wrong. Any tips on how I can get this thing to burn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Villain Vivi View Post
    Ok, I figured in prep of getting the disc setup and ready to go I would get it burned to a disc. However, when I try to extract the .zip, it goes for about an hour and then says I do not have enough space on my harddrive for the iso image. What tool did you use to create the .zip file? I've tried 7zip and WinRAR to extract it, but they both end with the same result. The one time I did get it to extract, I needed to copy it to a flash drive to move it, the file says 4GB, but when I try to copy to my empty 320GB external harddrive, I get an error that there's not enough free space on the drive. It's acting as though the .iso file is corrupted. I don't think it's an issue with your .zip file, so I'm guessing it's something I'm doing wrong. Any tips on how I can get this thing to burn?
    The wii iso are about 4.5g, they are to big for a fat32 drive. FAT32 can not go higher than 4g.
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    Sorry it's been so long since I updated. I have a WiiKey Fusion on the way and want to make sure it is going to work. Friend bought one and hasn't used it yet, so he said he'd send it my way to see if I can revive this Wii while he's deployed over the next few months.I've never used a ModChip on the Wii (used to do PS1 mods, but that was years ago).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    Yes you can fix it. You need a modchip installed with a compatible dvd drive. You probably have a bannerbrick, you need to delete the channel that is causing the bannerbrick.Step 1- install modchipStep 2-

    Load Hackmii installer via Recovery Menu

    [/SPOILER]

    Loading Installed Savegame exploit

    Smash Stack via SSBB Pal/Kor

    [/SPOILER]Part 2- Install The HomeBrew Channel and BootmiiRead the Scam warning and press 1It may take a minute or two for the "press 1" to appear- be patientInstall the HomeBrew ChannelInstall Bootmii as Boot2(boot2 may not be available, IOS installs automatically)Prepare the SD-cardIf Step1 fails with error "no vulnerable ios", DO THISPart 3- Make A NAND Backup (NOT Optional, do this,)Load HBC, press -HOME-, launch BootmiiMake a nand backupPress Power, Power, Power, Reset, Reset (or use gc-controller)Power = Right, Eject = Left, Reset = SelectOnce the backup is complete, exit bootmii to HBCBackup your Bootmii files to your PCsd:\bootmiisd:\nand.binsd:\key.bin*DO NOT LOSE THESE FILES*If you want to load bootmii again at a later date, copy the bootmii folder back to sd:\Step 3- Do Chapter 2 from the Any Wii softmod guide, linked belowStep 4- Load Any Title Deleter DB, delete the channel that is bricking your wii, found in "Installed Channels" Try not to delete HBC, MAUI, usbloader channel, backup channel unless you don't want them.When you load hackmii from the recovery menu, you don't have a trucha ios and you probably don't have a savegame exploit installed. Try the netflix disc or Disc Swap PWNS
    Attempted the Netflix method with a WiiKey Fusion, and the Netflix Disc still will not boot. Actually, I can't get it to eject the disc, either. So, not sure what I'm going to do with this thing... I have a fully functioning launch wii that I might put the modchip in, if for nothing else, at least to just hack around on it.

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    WiiKey Fusion appears to be DOA

    Just got a WiiKey Fusion today and was able to install it in my Wii. I put a disc in and it was loaded, but then nothing happened (I have a possible bannerbrick).I figured the disc I wrote was bad, so I pushed the eject button and the drive wouldn't let the disc out.I took the Wii back apart, removed the WiiKey and was able to eject and insert discs without issue.If I re-attach the WiiKey, the drive doesn't sense a disc being inserted and won't eject it if I leave one in.I've been playing around with it some, and I think the issue is related to either the JTAG between the WiiKey and the drive, or the WiiKey itself is having issues. Is it possible I got a dud? Is there a secret trick I can try to get it running?I'd like to try and get this Wii running again, but need a modchip to get it to boot.Thanks.---- EDIT ------I just got it to eject a disc, so there may have been something else preventing the eject. I'm still unable to get it to boot a disc from the recovery menu (SaveMiiFrii), but at least I'm a step closer than I was before.
    Last edited by Villain Vivi; 09-28-2011 at 10:15 PM.

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