i think this sounds like a trick...
The one and only time i bricked my wii...at least i think it was a brick issue....happened about a month ago.
Seeing as my warranty still had 6 months left, i took the chance of sending it to nintendo.
Low and behold not more then a week after sending it via purolator it was back in my hands ( well not the original..they sent a completely new console! )
modded and ready to play within a little over an hour....
funny thing was i was a little worried that they would not fix it under warranty due to the softmodding, so i purchased a 2nd wii (quite cheap i must say), just in case.
Lucky me now i got my own, and my kiddies got their own! Thanks nintendo....oh yea and to put the cherry on top of all this, nintendo gave my wii another full year worth of warranty!!!
In the Netherlands it is possible to order as spare part a Wii console for 83 euros at Nintendo: Wii-klantenservice - Nintendo
I noticed this is not possible in other countries.
I think that is a good alternative for a bricked console were you don't get a replacement/repare due to warranty issues. I hear a repair of a bricked console at Nintendo has excessive costs (about 200 euros) as if to punish you for bricking.
My alternative would be to purchase a new console since repairing elsewhere is sometimes more expensive and you still have no warranty left.
Even better would be to get a new Wii Sport Resort package because of the extra remote/nunchuk/motion controller and dump the other double parts on eBay.
About Dual-Layer discs
First of all, sorry for bringing back this thread, but my post is directly related to repairing softmodded wiis and besides, the thread ain't THAT old.
I've had the problem with SSB.Brawl back when I purchased it. I changed around 5 discs and it wouldn't play while all other games would play perfectly. This was before I softmodded my wii. I sent it for repairs and even though my warranty had expired they changed the DVD Drive and sent it back, with all the saved files untouched. Completely changing a hardware part and not even touching the software, fixing it for free and even paying for shipping was pretty generous if you ask me.
However, now, around a year later, I have the same issue. Only Brawl (Presumably all Dual-Layered discs but I don't have any other as of yet) won't play. Today is the day Metroid: Other M comes to Europe and I was expecting it for MONTHS. I discovered it's also Dual-layered so I don't wanna take any chances.
The fact is, this time around, my wii is softmodded. It's not even bricked so as soon as they open it up they'll know. What do you suggest I do?
Will virginizing COMPLETELY remove EVERY TRACE of the softmod? I don't mind having to go through the process of virginizing it, sending it, waiting, even paying as high as 50 Euros, and softmodding it again as long as it's fixed in the end.
Having to buy a new memory stick with a larger capacity to be able to run the backups would be pretty troublesome so I'd rather have it repaired.
Thanks in advance.
Have you changed your cIOS? Only IOS 249 Rev 17 or Hermes IOS 222 Rev 4 (or higher) support dual layer discs. You could go the USB HD route, that's an option. Or you could pull and replace the "bad" drive yourself, it'd be cheaper. All you would need is a replacement drive and a triwing screwdriver.
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EDIT: I virginized my wii with dogeggs guide (Thanx godeggs). Tried running Brawl again and it didn't load so it shouldn't be the cIOS. Now I have a wii at 4.1E without any sight of softmod at first glance. Dunno if the guide completely removed EVERY TRACE of it.
Originally Posted by nightstah
In any case i'm planning to send the wii for repairs and then softmod it again when it's fixed. Is it safe to do so?
From what's been said in this thread I gather Nintendo people are slacking as far as softmods go. I believe they wouldn't go through the process of checking the wii for traces of softmod if there are any. The Brawl error is a pretty believable excuse and besides, not many people here in Cyprus hack their wiis (Heck, I don't even know that many people who own a wii in the first place) so the people responsible for my wii shouldn't look too much into it. Right?
What's the worst case senario and how possible do you think it is?
Thanks for your time!
Last edited by Menos Grande; 09-04-2010 at 06:32 AM.
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Sorry for the BUMP but would anyone care to reply? I am gonna send it today... I'd appreciate some advice.
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