A bad way for your Wii to Die Hard: My Friend's Wii Is Bricked
Hey guys, I recently acquired my friend's Wii and it came bricked. He said he installed a forwarder .WAD that don't work, and I am having trouble fixing his console from this.
Normal start-up, his Wii managed to go through the Health and Safety Screen, and after pressing A, his Wii Remote syncs, but then - nothing appears. Maintenance Mode is futile, nothing appears either.
Held the RESET button upon start-up, nothing. He seemed to not have PriiLoader installed, and he didn't seem to have bootmii installed at boot2 which meant I couldn't restore any NAND backup that he or I had.
SaveMiiFrii, his System Menu seemed to be 4.3(USA). At this point I knew I was making progress, and inserted a burned Universal Unbrick Disc v4. The Wii did not seem to be reading the disc, nor did the screen do anything other than sit at the 4.3(USA) screen. Inserted Just Dance 2014, which did ask me for a Wii System Update once, which probably meant it could restore the System Menu. Screen fades to black. Nothing.
Now I'm basically trapped, I can't seem to do anything to fix his Wii. What should I do now...?
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No access to HBC since no Priiloader (pretty obvious on the latter, since you inserted a game which prompted an update). Did he actually make a NAND backup? Asking as a worst case a NAND reprogrammer could always fix it if so.
Looks like he didn't, actually. Just contacted him today.
Originally Posted by nightstah