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    Wii system menu and homebrew channel wont boot after installing another wii's nand

    Ok I know im an idiot and definetly should of done more research on this. But I have stupidly installed another wiis nand on to the wii I just got. I thought it simply backed up all the old wiis data and was now ready to be installed on the new wii. I rushed into it and now im stuck with this problem and I do feel bad ifor wasting peoples time with this thread so I sincerely apologize. Anyway now the 'new' wii will load bootmii at start up but the screen just goes black whenever i try to access the wii menu or the homebrew channel. Is there any way i can restore functionality ? Running the wii without the sd card in it also just results in a black screen with no bootmii menu. I have read a bit about the gamecube controller port 4 reset option but I dont want that to delete bootmii and then it still wont work. Thankyou very much to anyone that can help. If it helps I believe the wii is a launch wii with the latest firmware 4.3E and bootmii installed.

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    Can u restore your original nand for that wii?

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    No unfortunately i did not back up the new wiis nand. I really screwed the pooch on this one lol. I still have the old wiis nand on sd card although i doubt thats of any use.

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    Did u keep the keys?

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    Basically I just overwrote the new wii completely using the bootmii installer where you enter the konami code. I did not back up anything on the new wii as I thought there was nothing to back up which I now realise is a completely rookie mistake. So unfortunately no i dont have the keys either

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    I might be wrong but i think that might be screwed beyond belief, just hang fire til mauifrog or someone a bit more knowledgeable reads this
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    Sure thing. I really appreciate you trying to help. Never felt like such a noob before lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob3008 View Post
    I might be wrong but i think that might be screwed beyond belief, just hang fire til mauifrog or someone a bit more knowledgeable reads this
    I agree with Pob. However, I just have to ask out of sheer curiosity.... "Why?" Did you old Wii do tango uniform on ya? Or were you just looking for a Wii for the projection room?
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    I'm assuming they thought by installing the old wii's nand to the new that they would miraculously have boot 2 access

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    Well my old wii I purchased at launch died after many many hours of service (would get a disk read error 1 minute into playing any game) so I bought a basically new wii second hand off gumtree that had a working disc drive and basically i just wanted to get all the stuff off the old Wii and transfer it over and a full NAND copy seemed to be the easiest way. Now I know how wrong I was lol. If Nintendo was more flexible I wouldnt resorted to hacks, I had a similar problem with my PS3 and could easily make a backup and transfer that to a new ps3 through the system menu.

    It it helps I did install boot2 (assuming that means the bootmii menu without having to go through the wii system menu first ?) on the new wii before I transferred the NAND over so I can load bootmii and the SD card menu. Again thanks for your help

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