Fully bricked Wii - Black Screen at Boot - I have Nand and Key files on hand NEEDHELP
Okay so first off, I have read all the FAQS and Guides above at great length but I really need a direct answer for a human, so please be patient with me. I have a wii that was booting fine that started to black screen on occasion and now wont boot at all. I did install bootmii back when it was running and I have the nand and key files on my sd card.
Now here's the part where I'm an idiot. I deleted the folder/file that caused it to boot directly to bootmi when I powered up the Wii as I liked going to the Wii home menu. I know I need to get back to the bootmii launch via SD to do the restore but that's where I'm stumped.
Without being able to reach the HBC how can I rebuild my SD so that it boots directly to bootmii when I power on the Wii. I obviously want to do this so I can restore using my nand files. Hell Id be happy just to boot to bootmii and run HBC from there, as thats all I really need out of my Wii.
Thanks again for your help and sorry if this is a frequently asked question. I searched the site for hours and couldn't find a direct answer.
This is a first gen wii, with a first gen wiikey in it. Although I have been running HBC solely for all my homebrew needs and don't really use the wiikey anymore.
I am a little confused do you have the Nand and Key files or not ?
what happened before the wii stopped working
If you have your nand backup
* format a 1 or 2 gig sd card (fat/fat32)
* unzip this bootmii.zip to it.
* put ur nand backup on it
pop the sd in, power on the wii and see what happens, we can go from there.
Trying this now. Thanks.
Originally Posted by BluPhant
Well Im guessing I may be SOL here.
formatted a 1gig sd card. Place files as such
With sd in slot, power on, nothing happens, black screen
with sd out, power on, boots to PRESS A splash screen THEN blackscreens
it appears the bootmi routine on the wii itself isnt running
Try another card. And do this, with the card OUT count the number of times that the light blinks.
You're not done yet. Hope remains. For sure.
--edit - What you have is likely a banner brick. Did you recently install any wads?
Last edited by BluPhant; 12-15-2011 at 08:59 AM.
I appreciate your help. I may very well have installed a wad or two before the brick. Sadly though it happened sometime ago and I just switched over to dolphin instead, so I cant exactly remember. But my girl want to play wii now and she can't deal with the idiosyncrasies of dolphin thus my need to resurrect it.
So tried a 2gb card this time, same thing, just stays black.
With the card out there is one quick flash when I press power, then one more flash right before the "Press A" screen appears.
Format card, put this on it MMM-58-61_Hackmii_0.8_CB2.zip and report back.
MMM v13.2 runs successfully. At the main menu now.
Got it! Reloaded Bootmii using the hackmii installer on the file you provide. I can boot to bootmii and boot straight into the Wii menu! Thanks again for your help. I now know how to recover from this type of brick. Thanks!