Black Screen with some Homebrew Apps
Sorry for the upcoming wall of text but I'm including as many details as I can!
Last week, when I tried to load either WiiMC or MPlayer CE off my SD card from the Homebrew Channel, I'd get a black screen and my remote would shut off. For a little over a month, they had been working fine. They loaded files through my local network. I performed no updates to anything.
The way I first installed the Homebrew Channel over a month ago was through LetterBomb. At this time, I did not install BootMii as the guide for 4.3 with LetterBomb that I followed seemed to not have mentioned it. Apps ran off my SD card just fine and all was good.
When those two began to cause problems, I uninstalled the Homebrew Channel, reformatted my SD card, and tried using LetterBomb again. Installed correctly and they refused to load. So, after much searching, I came across mauifrog's "Softmod ANY Wii guide" and thought I'd try it.
I started with a 4.3U old white Wii and followed the guide (again, using LetterBomb, for Homebrew and Bootmii installation). When I finished, I had system menu 4.1U and the same apps that were included in the final app pack. All downloads I used were the links provided as of December 7 2011.
Without touching anything else, I tried to load the included WiiMC. It proceeded to black screen as before.
Some searching brought up two similar threads, one very recently:
Updated WiiMC, now...
Puzzled about a black ...
The second one, the most recent, involves a newer blue Wii so I don't know any resolution from it will work for my old white Wii or not.
There's also a general "Black Screen App FIX" that maufrog posted in 2010 but says on page 2 that the guide is likely outdated.
Quick testing has the Disc Channel (with New Super Mario Wii), Mii Channel, Weather Channel, News Channel, Internet Channel, and Homebrew Channel all loading and working correctly. Other official channels were untested. Wii Homebrew Browser loaded but it appeared to want an update. I did not allow it. WiiMC black screens.
I started with 4.3U and now have:
Homebrew Channel 1.08
Any help or pointers would be appreciated! And sorry for such a long post!