Full Brick, boot2 bootmii disappeared...
So, I'm pretty sure that my Wii is toast. But maybe there's a way to save it? My symptoms seem to be a bit different than what I've read anywhere else online.
My Wii is a launch-day model, which was running 4.3U. It's been having trouble for a few months now—periodically it just decides to brick itself. In the past I've been able to get it working again by restoring the NAND via boot2, but with this latest full brick (no a/v output), the boot2 bootmii seems to have disappeared somehow. The drive only flashes once, and putting in an SD card with a bootmii folder doesn't do anything. I also had priiloader installed, but I can't seem to access that either. I have a NAND backup saved, but I don't know how to restore it, since I can't seem to get into boot2. Is it normal for boot2 to just disappear like that?
The really odd thing is what seems to be causing the bricks: over the last few months I determined that if I left the wii on standby (orange light) for too long, it would re-brick itself. However, if I turned it all the way off (red light), then it would be fine. Are any of you familiar with this issue? I've been looking around a fair amount, and I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere.
Anyway, because of this, I began to think that there's probably a hardware issue. But I can still turn it on with the wiimote, so that means that the bluetooth module is still working, right? And I just installed a new wifi module a few hours ago, but it didn't fix things. Which leads me to believe that it's a motherboard problem, and that my Wii is fully and completely bricked. But maybe I've missed a step, and it's still possible to save it? Or should I start shopping for a new motherboard, and say a requiem for my poor lost virtual console titles? Any help that any of you guys could give me would be very appreciated. Thanks!