4.1U/Bootmii/boot2 Totally Bricked
I'll start at the beginning so please bear with me. My Wii is a launch Wii. It's been somewhat messed up since day 1. I noticed game freezes occasionally and I couldn't turn off my Wii, save for unplugging it. From what I'd heard asking around it seemed like this issue was quite common. I didn't do anything about it. In retrospect I should have sent it in for repair...
In a pathetic attempt to self-repair (was out of warranty then) I softmodded a long time ago (bannerbomb v1), and installed Bootmii in boot2. It worked fine for a while but eventually it pooped in the middle of playing Animal Crossing. I own the game. I got the black screen of death. Tried recovering the nand, was able to access Bootmii. Wasn't able to do anything from there. No HBC access, no sys menu, nothing would run from SD. I gave up.
In July I think it was I used the nand formatter following this guide:
and used this guide to unbrick:
I followed the then current guide to redo everything. It worked fine but I couldn't install any VC/WiiWare games at all. It would black screen if I did.
Last night I followed this guide from the start:
and it worked. I was able to install my VC/WiiWare games. I was playing FFCC: MLAK and it froze when I saved on day 2. I let it go for a while and nothing happened. Wasn't able to turn off my Wii either. Had to unplug it. I unplugged it from both the Wii and the power source for 5 minutes. When I plugged it back in, I didn't get a signal to my tv.
I put my Bootmii files on a fresh SD card and loaded it up. I was able to get Bootmii but no HBC, no system menu, nothing. I tried using the "other desperate options boot2" from the Softmod ANY Wii guide and nothing. The only thing I can do is load up bootmii. I tried recovering my nand, nothing. I tried recovering my previous, clean nand and nothing. Nothing will run from the SD at all. No HBC, no system menu, nothing to work with. Since I can't get anything to run from SD I can't do anything about it.
Any suggestions? The only option that seems left to me is to use the nand formatter and start from scratch. Of course this may not be my only option which is why I'm posting. I'd be grateful for any advice. Even if that advice is "sounds like hardware failure, get a new one".