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    insert startup disc

    I purchased a Wii on ebay. The Wii starts up with this message "insert startup disc" I don't think it was ever modded. I need help on getting it working.

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    If memory serves, that means you have a really old Wii running a pre-release version of the System Menu. These were mainly used in demo kiosks and such. If I wanted to stretch my memory a little more, I'd day that they only boot disks with a special title ID ( I think RAAE or something), and that nobody has one of those disks. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM
    If memory serves, that means you have a really old Wii running a pre-release version of the System Menu. These were mainly used in demo kiosks and such. If I wanted to stretch my memory a little more, I'd day that they only boot disks with a special title ID ( I think RAAE or something), and that nobody has one of those disks. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
    I have no idea but that sounds plausible to me. I do know back during the weeks before release the Wii demos had a lot of the features locked cause they were set to some "demo mode" or something.

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    You can read about it here...Insert Startup Disc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax
    You can read about it here...Insert Startup Disc
    Thanks, Jax. Good read for the geeky people like me.

    OP: So it sounds like this is fixable, but it might be more trouble than it's worth. It requires a buying a modchip, burning an autoboot disk, installing some IOS with DOP-Mii, etc. Personally, I'd either send it back to Nintendo or just buy a new one.
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    Or an "autoboot" for those who may wonder at MasterMind's um, "autobeet," LMAO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Or an "autoboot" for those who may wonder at MasterMind's um, "autobeet," LMAO!
    LOL! Good catch, nighty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    Thanks, Jax. Good read for the geeky people like me.

    OP: So it sounds like this is fixable, but it might be more trouble than it's worth. It requires a buying a modchip, burning an autoboot disk, installing some IOS with DOP-Mii, etc. Personally, I'd either send it back to Nintendo or just buy a new one.
    I have another Wii that has a mod chip on the drive. Can you or anybody tell me what ios and how to install on a disc and I will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinezgene View Post
    I have another Wii that has a mod chip on the drive. Can you or anybody tell me what ios and how to install on a disc and I will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insert Startup Disk
    From there, it was fairly straightforward to proceed, though I probably did end up burning 10 discs trying to get the thing fully recovered to “normal” status. I burned the old “NTSC Semi-Brick Fix Disc” (with the first bytes changed to RAAE) to install system menu 3.2, then ran into problems trying to get the Hackmii Installer to work (it didn’t like the ancient versions of IOS installed on it) and I couldn’t get any games to play — even Zelda insisted on installing an update, which failed every time I tried! After using Bannerbomb to run Dop-MII to install a couple of newer versions of IOS and update boot2 (more later), I was able to install the rest of the standard channels with a normal Super Paper Mario disc, and then install BootMii as boot2 and dump the keys out so I could dump the keys to SD.
    That contains most of the info you'll need. As for which IOSs you'll need to install, I don't know. Presumably there will be some information in the HMI's installer.log file.
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