How far can Nintendo actually detect the Homebrew Channel during the repair process?
So obviously I've bricked my Wii - else I wouldn't be here would I?
It's a launch Wii (gutted), and it's got some kind of Wiikey and a PulseVU2 light mod and a changed case - so obviously my warranty's out the window, but I'm willing to pay up to a certain amount for repair. With the amount of reading I've been doing on this over the past few days, that seems to be the only option for a low-level brick like mine, when I don't have a nand backup or bootmii. Who's the goose? Me.
The real question, then, is whether if I send my console off to Nintendo for repair, they will be able to detect the Homebrew Channel and such like in the memory - if indeed the nand is completely corrupted. Several stories say that they've had a refurbished Wii back from Nintendo after sending in a bricked, naughty Homebrew containing model.
You can see where I'm going with this - call it speculation, call it wishful thinking, but is it reasonable to assume that a low-level brick is replaceable by Nintendo themselves at the cheaper price point? I'd love some input from anyone who has some knowledge on this subject, since after a fair while of searching I can't find any definite information. Need to know before I send it off!
Thanks in advance,