Ok I will buy a Gamecube controller today then. Would I have had to install anything in order for the savemiifrii menu to be on it?
Also if the Wii had become 'bricked' during an IOS or Wad install would the Wii have shutoff as son as that install took place?
3rd party controllers tend to be better for pressing all directions at once. Sadly this may not work, even if it does it will still need additional outlay.
At some point you'll have to decide whether it's better to just return it to Nintendo and play dumb as to how it got broken.
I'm not altogether sure how your Wii got bricked, you mentioned Neogamma but that wouldn't black screen you if it went wrong.
The only ways you get a black screen are usually down to removal or messing with System IOS and System Menu files. All other types of brick usually give you corrupted messages.
The game cube controller didn't work.
I am trying to find how to send it in for repair now. I assume they'll charge a heck of a lot more if they know the cause of it was a faulty soft mod.
Thanks for all your help though Tealc, It's been greatly appreciated!