this is my third post here about this wii and I hope this will clear everything up. ok so I bricked my wii by installing the incorrect menu wad and now I get a black screen on start up (no error or anything like that) and bootmii was uninstalled when I installed the menu wad. in the past few weeks I have tried savemiifrii and bootmii (I thought bootmii might work before) but neither of them do anything. I know that savemiifrii is supposed to display the system firmware version but it doesn't display anything...
so my 3 questions are:
1) what should I do now?
2) would a drive key help?
3) must I send it back to nintendo?
Last edited by dashneo; 08-24-2009 at 04:44 PM.
Sounds like a full brick and what did you install/uninstall? Try seeing if you can Power on with your wiimote.
it was a system menu wad for the NTSC wii (I do have an NTSC wii but it was the wrong version)....and it is definitely a full brick, it doesn't do anything upon powering it on.
and for those of you wondering why I did this it's because I installed a backuploader that replaced the original wii system menu with a crappy black one so I wanted to get the original one back.
It works on Banner-bricks where the system IOSs is intact so it can autoboot a disc which from there you can install a new system menu and IOS or just remove the mistake that caused the brick.
Doubt it, a full brick means the system IOS is corrupted or uninstalled. Maybe the IOS249 (cIOS) may be but that wont be of any use. And when i meant remove the mistake i mean in the case of a bannerbrick where a bad wad caused you could autoboot a wad manager iso and uninstall the bad wad.
will they repair it if they find out that it's been hacked and then bricked? they said it only costs 85 dollars to send it to them (shipping is 10 dollars already included) would that go up because of it having custom content on it?