Bought a bricked one :(
Ok ppl, this is my story. I'm from argentina, and i went on vacations to brazil. On the way back we spend 1 day on paraguay's border. There's a city there where you can buy electronics at a very cheap price (imported directly from china and stuff). The thing is, we bought some stuff (ps2, camera, blabla) and a wii. This wii, came without the original laser, so no dvd can be read, and the menu is broken: I can't enter the setup, i can't enter the mii channel and when i try any app with network, it freezes... It even isn't american nor japanese wii, i think is a corean one. i thought it was useless until a friend told me about the softmods and stuff, so he installed me the hbc, the backuploader and the usb loader gx (i have cIOS 249 rev 10)
Anyway, i decided to read a little about the wii and i found this amazing page, but there's a loooooot of discussions here, and i still don't know what is wrong with my wii. I believe is bricked (coz it freezes at setup), but the first dude i sent my wii told me even the laser wasn't the original, so it might have some hard issues.
Right now i can play games, and i have an external usb HD with lot's of games, but i'm thinking...
From your expertize, what can be wrong and can it be solved?
What happens when you enter the wii settings?
I have read all over the place including on here that softmodding a Korean wii and changing its region to NTSC causes tons of problems. Thats really all I had to say. I wouldnt have bought it to begin with.
It sounds like a semi-brick. Recovering a semi-brick is quite straightforward and simply involves installing a IOS.wad and System Menu.wad for your chosen System Menu revision and region. 4.1U is a good revision. You will need Wad manager to do this.
Do not update this Wii, ever, to 4.2 or it will brick totally ok.
"What happens when you enter the wii settings?" --> I enter the wii button, choose "Wii settings", white screen appear, and 3 black dots appear on the upper left corner and it get stuck there.. only white screen and 3 black dots.
"I wouldnt have bought it to begin with" --> newbie mistake, salesman told me it was the american one and it came already chipped. they con me :(
"...4.1U is a good revision..."--> So if i search for a tuto to install 4.1, the wii might get unbricked?
- install everything to make a NAND backup
- format the wii
- Install 4.1u?
or just install 4.1u?