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    Semi Bricked Wii - Black Screen (sometimes) at startup - (confused!)

    Wii is Sys version 4.2u
    Followed Mauifrogs guide, everything was working good for a while.
    Priiloader is installed, but bootmii is as ISO, NOT as boot2.

    Put some new games on, and everything seemed to work fine with the ones I had. I had turned off disc updates, so thought everything was fine. My cousin was playing for a few days, and then it seems to be semi-bricked.

    Turns on to black screen. If I leave off with power cord unplugged and the turn on fresh it boots to Homebrew Channel. Can accesss Priiloader, etc from there, but don't know what to do to go about making this thing work again.

    Frustrating, as it was working perfectly, and I couldn't have been more happy, but now I've sunk countless hours into it and still feel like I'm just starting to understands WADs, ISOs, Priiloader, Bootmii and NANDS and all the other somewhat confusing terminology that comes with this. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    I've searched around the forums, but can't find something that applies to this specific situation. If there's any other info I need to provide just let me know

    Edit: Ah, it's so confusing because it's a weird intermittent problem. If I turn on the console normally it seems to just go black screen (freeze), if I wait a while (5-10 min) it will boot up, even allow me to load USBLauncher, but will eventually black screen (freeze). Attempting to get a system check posted here for better diagnostics.

    Edit2: Okay, got the SysCheck.

    sysCheck v2.0 by Double_A
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 0.0 (v54449)
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 86019012
    Boot2 v4

    Found 94 titles.
    Found 52 IOS on this console. 6 of them are stub.

    IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS12 (rev 526): NAND Access
    IOS13 (rev 1032): NAND Access
    IOS14 (rev 1032): NAND Access
    IOS15 (rev 1032): NAND Access
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access
    IOS17 (rev 1032): NAND Access
    IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS21 (rev 1039): NAND Access
    IOS22 (rev 1294): NAND Access
    IOS28 (rev 1807): NAND Access
    IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS31 (rev 3608): NAND Access
    IOS33 (rev 3608): NAND Access
    IOS34 (rev 3608): NAND Access
    IOS35 (rev 3608): NAND Access
    IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 5663): NAND Access
    IOS38 (rev 4124): NAND Access
    IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
    IOS41 (rev 3607): NAND Access
    IOS43 (rev 3607): NAND Access
    IOS45 (rev 3607): NAND Access
    IOS46 (rev 3607): NAND Access
    IOS48 (rev 4124): NAND Access
    IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5663): NAND Access
    IOS55 (rev 5663): NAND Access
    IOS56 (rev 5662): NAND Access
    IOS57 (rev 5919): NAND Access
    IOS58 (rev 6176): NAND Access
    IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS61 (rev 5662): NAND Access
    IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, USB 2.0
    IOS223 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, USB 2.0
    IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS247 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS248 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS249 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS250 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v65535

    Report generated on 2011/11/22.
    Last edited by hawper; 11-22-2011 at 03:37 PM.

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    Hard to say, but if I had to guess I would say you are having intermittent bt module issue. The next time it black screens, try to load priiloader. Priiloader should always load, even if the bt module is bad.

    You can try a system format from the wii settings, then the softmod guide again. Consider possible hardware issue, like bt module.
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    Thanks for the reply. Was away for Thanksgiving.

    Come back to even worse off Wii. Turn on, sometimes loads right to black screen, sometimes loads to HBC/Priiloader, or the Health Screen, but freezes after I press A. Can't seem to get to System Menu to try system format, but I'll keep trying.

    So, if it is a BT module malfunction, is there any way to fix that/would it be worthwhile?

    Edit: I found this guide ( Installing Nintendo Wii Bluetooth Board - Page 12 - iFixit ) on replacing the BT module, looks fairly straight forward although a bit of a pain (lots of screws). Is there any way short of swapping out a working BT module to know if that's my problem?
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    load priiloader and set the settings to autoboot HBC, see if it still boots to black screen or if it will boot to hbc without issue. Also try loading games from hbc, see if your wiimotes are working. Also test your wiimotes in priiloader, are they working. And do the wiimotes turn the wii on, all the time, or is there ever a time that they do not power the wii on.
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    Thanks again for the info.

    Loaded Priiloader, set to autoboot HBC. Boots to HBC most (80%) of the time, occasional black screen on boot.

    From HBC, my Wiimotes do work fine. Can load USB Loader, select game, but when I go to load game it typically freezes on the black screen before the health screen. I do notice that when it goes to black screen and freezes, the blue light turns off on my Wiimote. Tried a few games, finally Mario Cart actually loaded all the way through to the main screen of the game but then froze.

    Wiimotes do work in Priiloader. Wiimote seems to turn on the Wii most times, but I have used that function a whole lot so I'll try it more and see if there's a time where it doesn't work.

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    load priiloader and set the settings to autoboot HBC, see if it still boots to black screen or if it will boot to hbc without issue. Also try loading games from hbc, see if your wiimotes are working. Also test your wiimotes in priiloader, are they working. And do the wiimotes turn the wii on, all the time, or is there ever a time that they do not power the wii on.


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    OK, how about a retail game disc? You can load it with gecko os from the HBC, does the retail game disc load and play? Also try to play an emulator game from HBC, say snes or something, see if the wiimote stops working while playing the game. At the moment I can't say what is the problem is, I susspect it is a bad bt module but I can't be sure. BT module cost about 10 bucks. Your issue is happening in to many different places, and is random so I don't think it has anything to do with your softmod.
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    Ok, well if a BT module is only 10 bucks that seems like a pretty good viable option.

    I'll mess around right now with retails discs/emulators and see what kinda results I come up with.

    Oh I forgot to mention that at one point recently I put Pimp My Wii on there and ran it, not sure what it did and don't really know why I did it (was following some other threads directions). Don't know if that made things worse/reversable or what not, but I figure I'd let you know in case it affects anything.

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