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    Wii brick?

    Hi I'm new to this forum so yeah forgive me if this question has been asked a million times, or I

    My Wii has been acting strange as of late, whenever I turn it on, as soon as I get to the main menu it immediately pops up a screen that says "Wii system memory is full" I found this odd as the last time I checked I had 93 blocks left and I hadn't downloaded anything since I saw that, regardless I went to the data management screen to clear up some space, after deleting or moving many channels, I went back to the main menu only to find the same message. Confounded I began searching the internet for answers only to find two things, that people who did have a similar problem had all hacked their wiis to download virtual console games for free, and that most of them ended up formatting their wii which solved the problem.

    The thing is, though I had indeed hacked my wii it was a long time since I had, and even when I did I used the hacks exclusively to gain skins for characters in Brawl, I never used the hacks to download anything other than those skins, and even then I hadn't used the hacks in ages, I even deleted them from my SD card, so it would be odd if this was the cause of the problem.

    Not enjoying the prospect of formatting my Wii I proceeded to delete/move more games in the vain hope that I would eventually fix the problem... I did not, I believe I made it worse. I tried moving my Yoshi's story channel from my wii to my SD card to save space, however after several attempts I noticed that it never moved. I thought I had finally found the culprit at last so I excitedly deleted yoshi's story, however my Wii had other plans. After waiting 10 minutes I began to suspect that something wasn't right, the wii was still attempting to erase the game, thinking this was odd I waited another 30 minutes to no avail the game was still not being deleted, so I made a terrible TERRIBLE decision and decided to pull the plug. Yes that was pretty retarded of me

    So now we are at where I am currently at, in addition to the original problem now when I go to the data management menu and I click on channels it goes to the screen with all the channels data, but doesn't display any of the channels it just stops, it won't load, and when I try to go back to the main menu (The home button is the only one that seems to work when the wii is like this) the screen just turns black.

    If anyone else has had a similar problem and fixed it please help, I really don't want to format my wii, I have tons of virtual console games I payed good money for on it, as well as tons of save data (I'd be especially upset about smash bros which I have been playing non stop lately) .

    Thank you for your time

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    So do you have preloader installed on this wii? If so you might be able to fix your wii with that. Can you get to the homebrew channel? If you can then maybe you could ask someone who has had good experience with multi mod manager to fix your wii system menu.

    Also If it turns out your wii is truly bricked then you might get more help from the bricked section of the forum.
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    firelordzero, may be u could try to use SAVEGAMEManager to copy all SAVES into SD then totally delete them from Wii console. that may free up the System memory.
    yes, too little free memory in Wii system is a source of trouble-making.

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    I can't actually access any of the channels themselves, so trying to fix it through the homebrew channel wouldn't work (I actually got rid of the homebrew channel though). I'm thinking I might have to send it in to Nintendo, does anyone know the costs of the repairs they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firelordzero View Post
    I can't actually access any of the channels themselves, so trying to fix it through the homebrew channel wouldn't work (I actually got rid of the homebrew channel though). I'm thinking I might have to send it in to Nintendo, does anyone know the costs of the repairs they do?
    yeah, it would be cheaper to buy a new Wii than to send it to them, lol

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    so yeah nevermind sending it to nintendo isn't an option, do you know if I format my wii can I re-download all my virtual console games?

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    VC/WiiWare are tied to the console, so yes, you can re-download them.

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    dangit, then I guess that's what I'm going to do

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    It is currently in the middle of formating but this is also taking quite a long time, upwards of two hours at the least, I'm not going to turn off the console for fear of something worse than what's already happened, but I now fear my Wii is doomed

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