My gf's kid somehow semi-bricked a virgin wii, and ventured onto this site looking for some help. So far, I have learned a ton about the inner workings of a Wii, but still have not made any progress toward fixing the problem. Here is where I am...
The wii is running v4.1u, never modded to my knowledge.
It will load Punch-Out from a disc, will not load New SMB, Red Steel, Rock Band, etc. When trying, it says a system update is required. The system update fails every time, both from the disc channel and from the systems menu.
I initially tried formatting the Wii System Memory and updating again, but no luck. So I decided to learn more.
Sounds like an IOS problem based on my very limited understanding of how the Wii works. I have been trying to softmod with MauiFrogs guide; however, I am stuck on step 1. I made an account to try to get some help!
Heading into the forums now to see if we can get this figured out.
Thanks in advance for any and all help! Hope I can return the favor one day
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First off you need to read the Site rules and try your best to abide by them.
Now we know the rules its time to find the right guide for modding your wii, I recommend the
The Softmod Any Wii Guide by Mauifrog
This guide works for all wii's
And Bluphant's noobs guide - Basic introduction to wii hacking
There are also other guides which you can find in the Guides and tutorials section
Once you have completed the guide you need to ascertain if your wii is capable of playing backups via the disc drive or whether you need to be usb loading.
Wii's post 2009 generally cannot play backups via the disc drive and have to use usb loading.
I recommend usb loading anyway as you can add an remove your games easily and there is no wear and tear on your disc drive and no messing about with discs etc.
What you will need to know -
What drives are compatible - Usb Compatibility list
How to set your drive up - Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD
Once your HDD is setup and ready to go, you will need a program to manage your games!
Checkout Peire's Wii Game Manager Guide
Now your set up and ready to go, but you run in to a problem with one of your game backups -
List of problematic games and the solutions
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