Requesting your diagnostic wisdom
I have a softmodded 4.2u Wii, modded it about 3 months ago. Life has been glorious, I have USB Loader GX and WiiMC and both have been functioning more than perfectly.
But then, something changed. I got Metroid: Other M and tried it out, however it was freezing during the introductions. The internet whispered to use IOS 222 for booting Metroid (Not sure if this information is relevant, but figured I'd list everything I'd changed in the past few days). so I changed it as such from the USB Loader GX channel menu. I played the game, and all was still fine and dandy.
Today, I booted up the Wii and went to USB Loader GX. My slow USB device was not found! But wait, it was merely because my hard drive had been removed from the usb cradle. I restored it to its throne and the channel loaded as normal. I tried running Metroid... black screen. Thinking it was just some easy issue, I force restarted. Now, I get to the Wii Menu, and after a brief few seconds of being there, my wii freezes and the speakers produce a loud buzzing noise. The only way out of this hell is a force shutdown. I tried removing the USB from the back as well as the SD card from the front but it all seems to make no difference.
As you can see I didn't do anything radical but I now have this unpleasant issue of a nonfunctioning Wii. From the Sticky, it sounds like this may be a "banner brick." What do you all think this is, and might anyway point me towards the appropriate tutorial for trying to escape it?
Also, you probably want to know if I have preloader installed... I think I do, but I don't remember. I know you love that answer.
Thank you all for any help you provide!