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    This one's a tough one...

    Well. It's been a year of me trying to unbrick my poor brick and I have reached the end of my options I think.

    Let me start with what I have:
    wii from original release (this thing is old) running 4.2U that boots to black screen. Nothing else.
    bootmii v1.3 as boot 2
    complete software backups of at crash, and before crash.
    Before I synced the wiimotes to another console, they could be used to power it on.

    Then, what I have tried (in order):
    restoremii via bootmii of before crash
    complete format
    region/ settings.txt fixes
    savemiifrii (menu version displays and stays there until I put in a disc or press a button. Dunno what to do with that)
    reseating bluetooth and wifi boards

    and finally, my thoughts on what could be the problem (in order):
    Bad motherboard
    Bad wifi board (this thing doesn't look like any I have ever seen and looks like someone thermal pasted it to the motherboard case)
    bad bluetooth board

    Now if it is the motherboard, I think I'll just buy a new wii.
    While I won't be able to bootmii as boot2, It'll give me an excuse to play through Okami again.

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    Try to load HBC, then load a game. See if you can sync the wiimotes. If games do not load, I would try a new bt module.
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    Just bought new wf and bt modules since i can't get into hbc. They'll probably arrive the end of next week.

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    If you do chapter 1, other desperate options via boot2 bootmii you'll be in the HBC. Then do chapter 2 for cios and priiloader and you can try to load games. Probably the bt module, not wifi.
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    Followed your awesome guide to no avail. While I can now get into HBC and some apps, I still have no usage of wiimotes and no access to System Menu.

    I did try to boot up twilight princess but it doesn't autoboot and I can't exactly get into the system menu to run neogamma (or standard disc channel for that matter)... Should I try to put the same version as an app and run it from HBC?

    Ah. Nevermind. I'd never used priiloader before. Figured it out but still doesn't display anything.
    Last edited by scizzer12; 10-22-2011 at 10:17 PM.

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    You can load neogamma from HBC and try to load a game. Games do not work with a bad bt module, they don't load.
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    Then it's the bt because I can't get anything to load, Backup or official, through neogamma.

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    So it was the bt module. Replaced and it worked... Until I put it all back together. Now I can't even get the power light to change from red it just keeps clicking like it's shutting off.

    It seems to only do that when the disk drive is connected so I'm retearing it down to find out what's shorting out.

    Whelp. Looks like this is the end. Just fried it I think.
    Accidentally pulled out the dvd drive's power cable (the one attached to the motherboard) while the system still had power.
    Now I'm getting no lights at all.
    Whoops :/
    And I was so close too

    Without the dvd drive it powers on again
    Without the drive:
    basically it starts off yellow/green and If I press the power it will go to red and make a clicking noise.
    If I hold it, it flashes to red a couple times then goes green and brings me to a black screen, nothing else.

    With the drive:
    flashes to red on press (with clicking noise)
    and flashes between red and yellow/green while held (with clicking noise)

    I switched the bluetooth modules back (the old one is now in)
    The clicking noise is gone and the wii can start with the dvd drive attached but the black screen is back... Does this mean I just broke another bt module? (the new one was extremely hot when I switched them)
    Last edited by scizzer12; 10-28-2011 at 10:05 AM. Reason: triple posted

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    I have no idea. I would ask Bad-Ad84, deadlyfoez, streamlinehd, of krafter. They would be able to help you better than me with your issue.
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    The title of this thread sure sums everything up lol.

    The first thing I would try is to see what happens when you power it up with the old BT and no DVD drive. If that doesn't allow the system to boot then I'm guessing there is something wrong with the replacement BT module. Maybe when you unplugged the DVD drive while powered up it took it out but I find that hard to believe. Maybe it was bad when you got it. Did you buy it used?

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