Semi-brick (or maybe hardware?)
I've got what I think is a semi-bricked Wii that I'm trying to fix, and I'm running out of ideas.
-Black screen freeze consistently when trying to access System Settings menu. (probably 9/10 times)
-Console freezes on startup with a black screen (before BootMii/Priiloader/System Menu) about 1/3rd of the time.
-Console occasionally (1/10 times) freezes when starting legit games from disc.
-Netflix channel is basically useless (freezes 9 times out of 10).
Way back in the day (maybe 2008), I soft modded my Wii in order to be able to use it as a DVD player. I BELIEVE (but am not sure) that I used a Mario Kart hack, and that I installed HBC and DVDX, but not BootMii.
Shortly after, we bought an upconverting DVD player, so I no longer had any use for it and basically forgot about ever doing it. The Wii worked fine for years until recently. I believe (but am not sure) that the problems happened after a system update prompted by a game.
However, I don't believe I've ever done anything with changing regions or anything like that. As I mentioned, all I wanted to do is play DVD's!
What I've Tried
I've gone through both this guide again step by step to try and make sure everything's working OK:
I've successfully got HBC re-installed (after the system updates wiped it out). In addition, BootMii is installed as boot2, and Priiloader is installed and functional. I've manually downgraded my System Menu to 4.1, then eventually back up to 4.3 through Multi Mod Manager. I've run DOP-Mii and updated a handful of IOS files that weren't the most recent versions.
None of this has made any difference whatsoever in the problems I've had. They're neither better nor worse than when I started.
When I try and run SysCheck, it seems to freeze every time. I've only run it a couple times, but it froze on 33 once and 36 another time (I think). Not sure if that means anything. DOP-Mii's syscheck crashes with an exception immediately after I try and run it.
I've tried running AnyRegion Changer (even though I don't believe a regional issue is the problem), and it crashes with an exception immediately also.
Any ideas? I'm a pretty big computer geek, but haven't done much of this type of stuff. I'm almost wondering if there's a hardware issue going on (given the inconsistency of the black screens). But, if there's anything else I can try, I'd love to hear it.