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    I think I bricked my Wii

    I am not sure what happened. My Wii, which I downgraded from 3.4u to 3.2 u, installed homebrew, gamma, rb launcher, wad manager. It was working fine for about a month or so, then it started to freeze at the menu. I used matience mode to install starfall and reloaded my cios's and redowngraded to 3.2. It made no difference, however when I put in starfall It turned off my health warning screen, so no more maitnenece mode. I set it to skip disk updates as well to prevent it from going back to 3.4u. So where I am at now is I can only launch original games by holding y on my gc controller. I can't do anything else. I don't have a mod chip, but am willing to get one. I am looking at wiikey2. Is there any way to fix my wii, and If I get a wiikey2 and install it. Will I still be able to play backups using the y button on GC controller? I think I deleted my tp hack, but I am not sure as I can't check. If anyone has any ideas on what to do I would be greatful. I have on idea of my own, I was thinking of autoboot wad manager or any region with mod chip. My only ? is I din't hav e a bad wad install as far as I can tell. It just started freezing for no reason. I woke up one mornig with the drive light up and flashing, then the freezing started. I would like to be able to maybe format my wii and then reinstall all of the software. Please, I hope you all can come up with some great ideas for me. I am willing to live with the freezing if I can still play b/u's with a mode chip and the y button trick.

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    does anyone have any ideas? or suggestions?
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    Here's my suggestions, I ain't an expert by a long shot ;-)
    Do you have 24 switched on ? - just been reading a thread about heat related problems if left in the standby (orange light) mode

    Open starfall & adjust settings so you can reset the health warning screen
    Recheck your wii settings to see if you are still on 3.2........... drive light flashing - generally indicates a message waiting......... maybe, the big N sent you a message about updating to 3.4 which could have been accepted by one of your family ? OR by ignoring the message, could it possibly have auto installed the 3.4 upgrade ?

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    try Savemii, up to 3.4u, then chip-mod it !

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    I can't run starfall at the moment, as the menu freezes in 5 seconds, If I understand the savemii is the same as the y button on the gc controller. I have tried to update using animal crossing but since update check is turned off in starfall. It just sat there and did nothing. I have a wiikey2 clip on its way to me. When I hold y down on gc controller it shows 3.2usa a in lower right corner. I belive this is my firmware still. If I install the wiiley will I be able to play b/u's with teh y button? Will I be able to run autoboot anyregion changer and update my firmware using that? Will any region let me install 3.3u as firmware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbspanks View Post
    I can't run starfall at the moment, as the menu freezes in 5 seconds, If I understand the savemii is the same as the y button on the gc controller. I have tried to update using animal crossing but since update check is turned off in starfall. It just sat there and did nothing. I have a wiikey2 clip on its way to me. When I hold y down on gc controller it shows 3.2usa a in lower right corner. I belive this is my firmware still. If I install the wiiley will I be able to play b/u's with teh y button? Will I be able to run autoboot anyregion changer and update my firmware using that? Will any region let me install 3.3u as firmware?
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    it appear u're at 3.2u. with wiikey2 installed, u would be able to play b/us, perhaps. unlikely u want to play AnyRegion again. 3.xu could be updated via WiFi at ur wish.

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    Here is an update. I installed my Wiikey2 clip last night. 15 min. no problem. It would let me run my b/u's from the rescue mode. I downloaded and burnt the autoboot iso of homebrew. It loaded from the rescue menu, and i was able to run starfall to adjust my settings. I turned the health warning backon so I could get into maintenece mode. I turned off the chekc for updates as well. I went ahead and updated to 3.4 to try and solve the freezing at the menu screen. I did it through the system update option. Once this was done I got an error message at reboot saying that my system files were corupt and to contact Nintendo. I rebooted back into maintenece mode and ran ios downgrader and reverted my firmware back to 3.2. That went smooth as well, but my system kept freezing at the menu screen again. I had already removed all wad's and channels. So this freezing was pissing me off. I ended up reformatting my system from within maintence mode. Once I finished that and rebooted I had solved my freezing issues. Thanks god finally. But now I lost my homebrew, starfall etc.. I am currently working on getting a copy of zelda to reinstall homebrew and other programs as well. My last ? for anyone is should I bother with starfall and homebrew no that I have a Modchip installed? and if so do I still need zelda or is there another way around it?
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    u definitely need hbc / Launcher for ur b/u's of import games.

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