In short (with enough info I hope) I bricked my wii - 4.2, was able to get back the health screen and can get to preloader however, now my wiimotes don't work. I've tried new batteries and re-syncing but get nothing...not even a light.
a gamecube controller does work (here and there) but wont ever work in the channels list.

I have been reading for hours but I haven't found anything on this.

Any advice or like would be great.