Completely Dead Wii
My fault entirely !
I had Homebrew on my Wii, USB backup loaders etc, and all worked fine - then for some reason, I decided to try a different backup loader, and started installing Cios38 Rev 14 (had V9), and that where my troubles started.
The USB Loader no longer recognised my drive - rather than simply go back to V9, I decided (unwisely) to downgrade me Wii back to a Virgin State (3.2E)
This was ok, until I realised that I had installed the American Menu (3.2U) - I inserted my brought copy of Virtua Tennis, to be told that I needed to update to menu 4.1.
No problem I thought, but 15 seconds into the update, a dead Wii - nothing at all.
Unless I am wrong, the American updates conflicted with the disk upgrade.
The result of this is that I have a completely useless Wii. I can turn it on, but get nothing displayed. No lights, nothing.
I assume this means It's now an expensive doorstop. Hard lesson to learn, and one that has cost me a new one.
Question though - it is still in guarantee - should I swallow my pride and accept I have a lot of spares now, or is it worth sending it back under guarantee ? - Remember though, the Wii now believes it is a cross between an American and a British Wii !
Motto of the story - dont muck about unless you know what you are doing !
The Wii is probably full bricked in two ways.
1. Region bricked.
2. Stub IOS50 brick (depends on which tutorial to downgrade you followed)
Techincally a softmod invalidates your warranty because you are running homebrew code but in it's completely screwed state you might get away with a warranty return.
Have you tried savemiifrii yet?
Thanks for the reply
Originally Posted by Tealc99
Have not tried savemiifrii yet, but will investigate (sounds like I need a Gamepad, which I dont have).
I did manage to downgrade it successfully, and homebrew was removed before screwing it up, so it sounds like I will try for a warranty return and see what they say.
They can either do it, or return it to me. Suppose on the bright side, I will have spare parts !
I downgraded using Dogeggs' tutorial ( http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...ii-virgin.html