Rescued Wii Problem - Black Screen when loading a game - No DVD Drive is in the Wii
I found a wii on the side of the street that looked a little bashed up, probably been sitting out for 2 - 3 days. I thought i could fix it, so i picked it up (the person also threw out all possible accessories including a controller and all the cables)
I got home, cracked it open and found a mess inside.
I took out everything and was left with just the motherboard. I noticed a few inductors were falling off and some were lost. I bought what was needed and soldered everything back on.
I noticed the DVD drive was destroyed and had no chance of actually reading a disc (I threw it out). The Wifi module was also damaged and was not working; however i bought a 5$ USB-Ethernet adapter (init brand) and internet is working fine.
The Wii now is just the motherboard with all the cables attached. (i also kept the Fan at the back)
THE WII BOOTED NORMALLY!!!. :DDD
I moved on to the next step which was to softmod my wii since i have no DVD drive to read any discs.
I followed a Youtube tutorial and got HBC on my home screen. (Letterbomb)
I installed all the attached WADS that were included in the tutorial and everything worked fine.
I then borrowed a HDD full of games from a friend that was using it as his primary Wii HDD.
I tried loading the HDD with Gx loader, Wiiflow, USB loader.
All worked fine.
My games loaded and i can browse through them; however this is where my problem begins.
As soon as i try to launch a backup the screen turns black (sometimes the wiimote shuts off) and after about 1-2 min i get an error saying "Error, please eject disc and power off your Wii..."
I looked everywhere for a solution. Nothing will work. I tried about 5 different tutorials all have not been able to boot up the game past the Loader stage.
I am wondering if it has anything to do with the DVD drive NOT being present. If it is would there be any solution to this without having to buy a new DVD drive?
***UPDATE: I tried both NTFS and FAT32 HDD as well, same problem.