Low Level Bricked Wii, Any Ideas?
I low level bricked my Wii I think, No video, No Audio, Wiimote turns on system. Attempted to try the SaveMiiFrii with a wave-bird GC controller and nothing happens :/
I don't mind sending the system to Nintendo for $75 to fix it, but just worried they will see the home brew and wads and then take me to court. How likely is that?
All the Virtual Console games/WiiWare games on it are legally purchased, except 1 i wanted to try first, but before i got a chance to try it or remove it I bricked.
Here's what happened. I had the Wii at 4.2u and all official nintendo, I then softmodded it and installed HBC and WAD manager 1.5. This worked alright but sometimes Wads would hang when installing. So I downgraded to 3.3u and it worked great!!!
everything was up and running smoothly. but no SDHC support so I wanted to upgrade to 4.1 and stay there.
Here's where I messed up. I found a 4.1 custom firmware that will go up to 4.1 and the installed loaded, connected to the internet, downloaded it, and installed it. Said press any button to reboot. I did, and Brick.
Im guessing I didn't look carefully at first and the 4.1 didn't say u/e/j after it so I'm guessing it may have been a incorrect region and bricked it.
when I first started i did install bootmii, and backup the nand, but since then i softmodded it at 4.2 then downgraded it to 3.3u can't find the nand backup or sd card i created anywhere so I don't think that helps me. I had the nand file on my desktop but its gone now, not sure how it got removed. I knew it was important, so not sure why it's gone now :/
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Install a ModChip? anything?
If i send it to Nintendo is that a bad idea cause of the content on the system?
Same problem, different results.
I have a bricked 4.2u and was only getting a black screen on boot. Tried these procedures, was able to boot to WAD Manager 1.4 and install 249 & 60. Pressing home to reboot in Wad Manager only hung requiring a manual power-cycle. Upon reboot I still only get a black screen when I remove the SD card.
If I decide to go the hardware mod route, will that allow me to re-flash or whatever?