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    Donkey Kong Country Returns black screen

    I gave my wii away to a friend who lives far away after I had softmodded it. She purchased DKCR recently but was unable to play it due to it freezing after selecting play game from the disc channel. She doesn't have internet; I had installed preloader and it is set to block updates... I am not sure what to tell her to do to resolve the freezing issue. I don't know what would be the best choice in preventing any further issues with the Wii since she's not very tech savvy.

    Kind of my fault for giving it to her like it is, but if anyone could give detailed help it would be greatly appreciated as I'm teetering between buying a new one or driving all the way there to try to fix it.

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    Update the IOS's with the guide in my sig.
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    Would this guide still be possible when only a Mac is available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by incubeezer View Post
    Would this guide still be possible when only a Mac is available?
    Yeah. The only thing is that you will have to find another way to check the md5 sums. There is probably an app for that, but you will have to find it yourself.
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    I hate digging an old topic up but I just received the Wii and I was just wondering if there was a way to fix it so I wouldn't have to update the IOSes ever again. I don't want to have to update anything again; she only uses it to play non-backup games and that's it. She doesn't know about any of the extra features and could care less. That's why I was was wondering about 'virginizing' the Wii, or if there was even such a thing.

    Basically, all I want to do is fix it so there are no problems like this in the future, regardless of whether features are lost or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incubeezer View Post
    I hate digging an old topic up but I just received the Wii and I was just wondering if there was a way to fix it so I wouldn't have to update the IOSes ever again. I don't want to have to update anything again; she only uses it to play non-backup games and that's it. She doesn't know about any of the extra features and could care less. That's why I was was wondering about 'virginizing' the Wii, or if there was even such a thing.

    Basically, all I want to do is fix it so there are no problems like this in the future, regardless of whether features are lost or not.
    Virginizing is a good way to brick.
    You could update all your IOS's with my guide (in my sig), but you would have to run it again if a new System Menu was released. You could also install System Menu X (there is a guide on here somewhere), but the install process is risky, so bootmii as boot2 with a NAND backup is required. The advantage of it is that your System Menu is never updated, but your IOS's always will be. So far it seems very safe, but it is new, so it is still being tested.

    In the end, it is safer to follow my guide, but it is only a partial solution. System Menu X is a full solution, but it isn't safe to do unless you have bootmii as boot2.

    PS: "and could care less" means that your sister does care. It could mean she cares a little, or that she devotes her entire life to caring about extra features; but she does care. I hate when people say that. I just want to punch someone. Like, I literally just punched an old lady in a wheel chair when I read that!
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    So, really there's no solid, easy solution. I'm wondering how much time the Wii has left... How long will they bother with system updates? Not that anyone could answer that, but it's frustrating. I suppose that is what they want, and I bet someone at nintendo reads these forums and laughs a sinister laugh at people like me.

    So I may attempt System Menu X with this guide once I figure out how to get bootmii as boot2 installed: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...ard-brick.html

    Not looking forward to digging through all the crap I've already installed, figuring out what I've done in the past, what I need and don't need... I know I have preloader of some version installed and something called starfall I think too. Tons of things I have no memory of what they are or what they do.

    All she wants to do is play Donkey Kong ... And to be clear, it is my friend that owns the Wii with the problem, and she "couldn't" care less. My bad. Tell the old lady I'm sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incubeezer View Post
    So, really there's no solid, easy solution. I'm wondering how much time the Wii has left... How long will they bother with system updates? Not that anyone could answer that, but it's frustrating. I suppose that is what they want, and I bet someone at nintendo reads these forums and laughs a sinister laugh at people like me.

    So I may attempt System Menu X with this guide once I figure out how to get bootmii as boot2 installed: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...ard-brick.html

    Not looking forward to digging through all the crap I've already installed, figuring out what I've done in the past, what I need and don't need... I know I have preloader of some version installed and something called starfall I think too. Tons of things I have no memory of what they are or what they do.

    All she wants to do is play Donkey Kong ... And to be clear, it is my friend that owns the Wii with the problem, and she "couldn't" care less. My bad. Tell the old lady I'm sorry.
    Unless that Wii was made before 2008, you can't install bootmii as boot2. I suggest you just block updates with Priiloader, then update all your IOS's. You will then be able to play any game until/if another update comes out.

    About that old lady, any chance you could hook a brother up with some bail money?
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    So I finally got a chance to try the game out; I tried it in the backup channel that I have installed and as far as I can tell it's working... Do you think this could be a permanent solution to any non-backup game that might give me a problem? Would it stil be a good idea to install 4.3 anyways with your guide, or would there be no reason to?

    Kind of hesitant to leave it as it is. I'm on 4.0U right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incubeezer View Post
    So I finally got a chance to try the game out; I tried it in the backup channel that I have installed and as far as I can tell it's working... Do you think this could be a permanent solution to any non-backup game that might give me a problem? Would it stil be a good idea to install 4.3 anyways with your guide, or would there be no reason to?

    Kind of hesitant to leave it as it is. I'm on 4.0U right now.
    Don't install 4.3. My guide is written so you can update your IOS's without 4.3. You really should block updates with Priiloader. I suggest you update to 4.1 though, since 4.0 has a bug in it.
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...1-0-4-3-a.html
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