USB Loader Channel doesn't work and Homebrew apps sometimes don't show up...
Hello, I am an EXTREME NOOB that literally knows absolutely nothing about this stuff. I bought a Wii that already had a hard and soft mod because I thought it was pretty cool that I had a 500GB hd with all the games I could ever dream of. I am NOT a big gamer or computer guy, the Wii was my first gaming purchase since I bought a new PS2 back in the day. I am a mechanical engineer and I can normally figure everything out, but I am smart enough to know when my knowledge has been trumped. I have read posts, guides, tutorials, etc. and have been unsuccesful finding this exact problem. I do not feel confident enough extrapolating the information I probably need from multiple guides; I really need somebody just flat out walking me through it and holding my hand, or I just need to pay someone to fix it.
So everything was going great, but one day my Configurable USB Loader channel just stopped working. When I click it, it says something like "load failed, press any key to reboot".
So I started using the Homebrew Channel, no problem. The only issue is that when I exit a game back to the main Wii page and go back into Homebrew, the apps don't show up!
The kicker to this issue is that if I just restart my Wii, they still won't show up! I have been able to wait 5-10 minutes with the Wii off, then start it back up, and the apps will usually show up, with the following being the deciding factors:
I have noticed that when I boot my Wii up, if the blue light flashes quickly and then if immediately following it flashes again and the first screen opens right then (where there are like Wii's disclaimers and you click A to proceed), then 100% of the time when I load homebrew the apps show up.
If I boot my Wii and the blue light does not flash the second time immediately and it takes the wii more than 5 seconds for the first screen to load up, then 100% of the time the Homebrew apps will NOT load.
Can anybody help me figure this out? I lost the guy's number that I bought this Wii from over 6 months ago. Everything was going great, but now I suddenly can only play a game if it loads the apps, and I know that if I want to switch games then I will have to wait 5-30 minutes to be able to see the Homebrew apps again!