[GUIDE] Blackscreens & Freezes - Causes & Solutions [GUIDE]
[GUIDE] BLACKSCREENS & FREEZES CAUSES & SOLUTIONS
You most likely ended up at this thread because you see a blackscreen on your Wii, or a game keeps freezing on you. I will point out the most common causes for blackscreens and freezing issues. Most will be easy fixes and some may be a bit more complex. Your problem could be one of these or multiple. The most common is out of date cIOS and out of date loader combined.
First, if you haven't followed the Softmod Any Wii guide to softmod your Wii, that is probably where you should start. A lot of times things won't work like they should if you have followed a Fail guide from somewhere else.
SOFTMODS & HARDMODS
Loading a backup game from USB or disc:
BAD COPY/DUMP OF GAME
Rerip the game from the original disc. Simple as that. Don't ask where to get a good ISO file!!!
Download this app-pack-v4
and extract to your sd card or fat32 formatted drive for the latest loaders.
USB HDD SETUP/COMPATIBILITY
BAD BURN OR BAD MEDIA
Vertabim DVD-r discs are recommended. Burn with Imgburn at 2x-4x. Some other brands may or may not work, but I know Vertabim will work.
Loading from original disc:
If your disc has too many scratches it will freeze or not play at all. Most local video rental stores can fix your disc for about $2.
Loading Official Channels or Forwarder Channels:
Blackscreen on channels mean that you are missing an IOS that the channel needs to load. Install the IOS Update pack
If you are having trouble with the Shop Channel, update it with this guide
Same as Official Channels. Make sure you have all IOS needed and updated cIOS.
If your forwarder takes you back to the Wii menu and not to your app, then you do not have the boot.dol in the correct path.
Loading Homebrew or Hackmii:
BLACKSCREEN,HACKMII FREEZE, NO VULNERABLE IOS
If you have problems with Hackmii installer freezing, blackscreen, or no vulnerable IOS error, follow this guide
BLACKSCREEN OR FREEZE / APPS
Your HBC may not be running on IOS58. Reinstall HBC with the hackmii installer. Also make sure you have the latest version of the app.
Loading Gamecube Backups:
BLACKSCREEN OR FREEZE GC BACKUPS
Loading Original Gamecube Discs:
BLACKSCREEN OR FREEZE GC ORIGINAL
If you have a BLACKSCREEN when you power on your Wii, then follow the OH SH*T: Black Screen of Wii!!! Guide.
If you are not receiving a blackscreen or freeze, but an error instead. Look for your error in the Error Index.
credit & thanks to
Mauifrog, Red_GhOst, Favs, Pob3008, Brian, Stomp_442, Krank, messie, cjizzle