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    Black Screen with some Homebrew Apps

    Hello!

    Sorry for the upcoming wall of text but I'm including as many details as I can!

    Last week, when I tried to load either WiiMC or MPlayer CE off my SD card from the Homebrew Channel, I'd get a black screen and my remote would shut off. For a little over a month, they had been working fine. They loaded files through my local network. I performed no updates to anything.

    The way I first installed the Homebrew Channel over a month ago was through LetterBomb. At this time, I did not install BootMii as the guide for 4.3 with LetterBomb that I followed seemed to not have mentioned it. Apps ran off my SD card just fine and all was good.

    When those two began to cause problems, I uninstalled the Homebrew Channel, reformatted my SD card, and tried using LetterBomb again. Installed correctly and they refused to load. So, after much searching, I came across mauifrog's "Softmod ANY Wii guide" and thought I'd try it.

    I started with a 4.3U old white Wii and followed the guide (again, using LetterBomb, for Homebrew and Bootmii installation). When I finished, I had system menu 4.1U and the same apps that were included in the final app pack. All downloads I used were the links provided as of December 7 2011.

    Without touching anything else, I tried to load the included WiiMC. It proceeded to black screen as before.

    Some searching brought up two similar threads, one very recently:
    Updated WiiMC, now...
    Puzzled about a black ...

    The second one, the most recent, involves a newer blue Wii so I don't know any resolution from it will work for my old white Wii or not.

    There's also a general "Black Screen App FIX" that maufrog posted in 2010 but says on page 2 that the guide is likely outdated.

    Quick testing has the Disc Channel (with New Super Mario Wii), Mii Channel, Weather Channel, News Channel, Internet Channel, and Homebrew Channel all loading and working correctly. Other official channels were untested. Wii Homebrew Browser loaded but it appeared to want an update. I did not allow it. WiiMC black screens.

    I started with 4.3U and now have:
    4.1U
    Homebrew Channel 1.08
    IOS58 v24.32

    Any help or pointers would be appreciated! And sorry for such a long post!

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    Post a system check so we can verify what you say is correct.. the link is in my sig.

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    One system check, coming up.

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    have you tried to completely remove the apps and then re install fresh?

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    I have not yet.

    By reinstalling fresh, do you mean just the apps in question or completing the softmod guide again? If doing the entire guide, would I use Bannerbomb now that I'm using 4.1U or would I start with Chapter 1 Part 1 "Softmods with Homebrew Channel Installed" in mauifrog's guide, then move on to Part 2 and continue?

    Sorry for what may be really obvious questions but I'd hate to make a mistake along the line. Thanks for the help so far!

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    I would start with just the apps... Completely remove them though.. channel/app/ configuration data (if applicable)

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    Using the newest versions possible from their official download pages, I tried a handful of different apps for a larger sample selection. Here are the results:

    Homebrew Browser:
    Loaded. Downloaded a zip file but had an error after extracting.

    WiiMC:
    Black screen. Wii remote shut off.

    MPlayer CE:
    Black screen. Wii remote shut off.

    FCE Ultra GX:
    Worked.

    Snes9x GX:
    Loaded. Froze immediately. Wii remote shut off.
    Tried twice.

    VBA GX:
    Worked.

    All of these were loaded off of a SanDisk 2GB SD.

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    So I tried to reinstall using the Softmod ANY Wii guide again now that the CIOS files were updated on Dec 8 2011.

    No luck. I'm still getting black screens when I try to run some apps. Is there anything else I can try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kio Mori View Post
    So I tried to reinstall using the Softmod ANY Wii guide again now that the CIOS files were updated on Dec 8 2011.

    No luck. I'm still getting black screens when I try to run some apps. Is there anything else I can try?
    Can you turn your wii on and off with the wiimote?

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    If you mean pressing the Home button to go back to the Homebrew Channel then choose Shutdown, no. If that's not what you meant, then I have no idea.

    The wiimote shuts off when I get the black screen.

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