OK, so you have system menu 4.3. Who knows what region is installed, probably you have 4.3u or 4.3e with Jap settings, hard to say and it should not mater. You have two options, load super smash bros brawls and run the smash stack exploit. This would have to be ssbb for the region in the wii settings, hard to say but I assume they are Jap, but only guessing. A good question would be does this wii have a modchip installed? It was somehow semibricked which usually happens when updating from an out of region game, possibly via a modchip.
Originally Posted by epicfatigue
Another option would be to find the wii's mac address. Can you get into data managment? You may be able to find that in a savegame file. Not exactly sure on the process, but I believe it can be done. What I would do is burn backtrac linux to a dvd and boot a pc up with that. Use it to scan for the wiis mac address with the wifi scanners, if it is configured for an AP it should scan for it when the wii turns on and you should see it. If you can get the mac address you can run letter bomb. Also if you can get into data management, you could use any disc exploit you like that works with 4.3.
So you need an exploit, letter bomb or a disc exploit.
Hey Sorry for the late reply been at work and no time to play with this.
So i had a look at backtrack (i am a pen tester btw)
Backtrack will only sniff ap rl etc ..
So on that note i didnt have a game to do an exploit with.
System menu is locked when load it you get the bricked opera message......
Anyways i got it working :)
First thing was first i checked the crom drive and what do you know a shitty modchip. desoldered that bad boy and in the bin it went!
Now by law all network cards must display their mac address on them so i just took out the nic wrote down the mac and then put it all back together.
If you get a black screen you didnt connected somthing eg nic cdrom whatever the unit does a post and if it detects a problem no go on the boot :).
Next i downloaded the letter bomb.
Usa.... WIN WIN WIN muahahahhaha
currently i have home brew installed and doing a nand backup as we speak!
well shes all up and running except the dvd drive doesnt work. no activity nothing...
Wonder what the go there is will investigate this
Glad you got it working, not sure about your dvd drive. Can you load from usb?
yeah can load games no worries but would like to be abe to rip them to hdd.
got no idea what happened i am wondering if the modchip install had traces cut and when i removed it. it lost power.
At least you can still play games. If the dvd dies completely the wii will not load anything. Best to leave it alone, if it dies you will need to replace it as a wii with dead dvd can not play games.
yeah well i consider it usless without the drive lol...
Ima pull it out check the fuse check the volts and look for any bridges
OK, have fun. Sounds more like your thing than mine.
Okay so there are two fuses on the dvd,
the one that goes to the voltage regulator was shot. Must have had some voltage on a cap stored somewhere when i removed the modchip.
So i just use the air gun removed the fuse and replaced it with a 0ohm resistor. (anyone else just jump it)
Problem solved fully functioning Wii :)
Im more of a hardware kinda person then software i make reproduction games etc etc and Jama baord.
So this Wii when i modded it it supported both kinds of boot boot2 and boot iso going to go read up on whats better and install that,
I followed your mod guide for any wii last nioght after i grabbed the mac address of the chip.
I am using that App pack. Is these any other really good apps out there.
Going to nab me some emulators and media center for it
ANything else you recomened?
most legit apps are on wiibrew.org. Backup loaders are in the app pack. There is also dios mios and devolution for gc backup loading from usb/sd. Sneek/ and all its offspring for emulated nand. Postloader is a nice multipurpose loader, alternative to HBC, supports a lot. The list goes on and on. If you can install bootmii as boot2, you should. Bootmii ios is not very useful.