Help! Wii locked up, and now bricked?
I have a Wii with 4.2U. It is more than one year old and I'm in the Philippines where Nintendo don't market their products, so all Wiis are 'grey' imports. Getting any support from Nintendo would seem to be rather difficult.
My Wii has always worked reasonably well but does, occasionally, lock up while playing a game. About a month ago, using guidance from this (and other) forums, I installed Homebrew and other gubbins with USB Loader GX. Since then I have copied all my games discs to a hard drive in a USB enclosure, making the Wii much more usable (I should have done this a long time ago.
Anyway, this morning the kids were using the Wii and it locked up. When I became aware of the problem, the screen was displaying the 'attach controller strap and press A & B' screen. It was unresponsive to any front button or controller button pressing. I disconnected the power, waited a few seconds, and turned back on.
The red light came on, but button pressing on the remote controllers had no effect. The controller wasn't connecting - all four blue lights flash for a few seconds and then go out.
Pressing the front panel power button causes the red light to turn green, but there is no display on the TV screen (apart from, perhaps, some greyish scan lines). As it turns on, the drive aperture light flashes once and the drive sounds as though it goes through its initialization (a whirring noise). Also, there is no sound from the audio. However, the TV does recognise that a video signal is present - it tells me that a 480p signal is detected (I'm using the optional Hi res video cable). However, no button pushes on the controllers have any effect. Attempting to re-synch a controller appears to have no effect.
Pressing, and holding, the front panel power switch does cause the power light to go red again.
Powering up with the reset button held down doesn't appear to do anything.
Other than this, there is very little sign of life from my Wii. Ah, the wireless point in my router does detect that the Wii Wi-fi is active.
I have dismantled the Wii, and the voltages identified on the test points are present (1V, 1.65V, 3.3V etc).
Is my Wii completely defunct, or is it recoverable? Is there anything I can do to get it functioning again?