My gf's kid somehow semi-bricked a virgin wii, and ventured onto this site looking for some help. So far, I have learned a ton about the inner workings of a Wii, but still have not made any progress toward fixing the problem. Here is where I am...
The wii is running v4.1u, never modded to my knowledge.
It will load Punch-Out from a disc, will not load New SMB, Red Steel, Rock Band, etc. When trying, it says a system update is required. The system update fails every time, both from the disc channel and from the systems menu.
I initially tried formatting the Wii System Memory and updating again, but no luck. So I decided to learn more.
Sounds like an IOS problem based on my very limited understanding of how the Wii works. I have been trying to softmod with MauiFrogs guide; however, I am stuck on step 1. I made an account to try to get some help!
Heading into the forums now to see if we can get this figured out.
Thanks in advance for any and all help! Hope I can return the favor one day :)