4.2 update is bricking Wii's
After 4.2 update, some Wii owners reporting their Wii is broken. In Nintendo's quest to put an end to the homebrew channel, the 4.2 update is bricking Wii's that have never been modified. Here is a quote from Nintendo support -
"Some of you have reported problems with your Wii console after updating to the Wii System Menu 4.2. The symptoms most people are describing usually occur when the Wii has been modified. However, some of you also mention your system has never been modified.
We'd like to help get your system working properly again. If you're experiencing problems with your Wii console after downloading Wii System Menu 4.2, and you believe your system has not been modified, please give us a call. If we find that you have a normal system and the update caused your system to not work, we'll repair it at no charge."
EDIT - take note of how Nintendo has edited their post at the source link
here is the updated post at Nintendo support
You can also view all the customer complaints, here techforums.nintendo.com
We wanted to provide a bit more information.
In reading your posts on this topic, there is a perception that 'lots and lots' of people are having problems with their Wii console after having downloaded the Wii System Menu 4.2.
At this point, the number of people who have had a problem is extremely small, and in fact, we have found we can help a good portion of people with troubleshooting to the point that there is no repair necessary. For the vast majority of Wii owners who have downloaded system menu update (SMU) 4.2 there have been no issues.
Anyone who experiences an issue with their Wii after downloading SMU 4.2 should contact Nintendo customer support, and we will work with you to address your specific concerns.
Please give us a call at your convenience at 1-800-255-3700. We are open 6 AM to 7 PM, Pacific Time, 7 days a week.
Message Edited by NOA_TECH_JANE on 10-02-2009
Looks to me that Nintendo is going to have a lot of pissed off customers, I wonder if this will drive the price of the Wii back up to what it was a few weeks ago.
DO NOT UPDATE YOUR WII TO 4.2, EVEN IF IT IS NOT MODIFIED, UPDATE AND RISK BRICKING.
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