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    Partial Brick w/syscheck

    Lights up and turns on with remote, just black screen. here is info from sys check;
    BootMii, public beta 5
    Copyright 2007-2009, Team Twiizers
    All rights reserved; do not redistribute

    Release Notes:

    This software has received only limited testing. We consider it to be stable (and safe),
    but it still contains bugs and has only been tested on a handful of Wiis. It does not
    contain many features that will be useful or interesting to most Wii owners, so we
    recommend that only expert users or developers install it. If you encounter any bugs,
    please provide feedback so we may fix them in the next release.

    When possible, we have erred on the side of caution, so the installer may refuse to install
    on some Wiis if safety checks fail. If this happens, please send us the install.log file
    (described below), so we can correct the problem.

    I. Packing list
    The HackMii installer comes as one main executable; in addition to installing BootMii into
    your NAND (either inside boot2 or as IOS254), it will create several files on your SD card:

    /bootmii/armboot.bin - Starlet-resident code (MINI) -- this loads ppcboot.elf
    /bootmii/ppcboot.elf - BootMii shell - this is the GUI that is displayed
    when BootMii runs.
    /bootmii/bootmii.ini - BootMii shell configuration file. See below
    /install.log - installation log. After you install BootMii,
    please email the contents of this file to so we can track any issues that emerge.

    After installation, the file /nand.bin may be created; see below.

    II. Installation notes
    You have two options to install BootMii. Each carries its pros and cons, and not all options
    are available for all Wiis. Specifically:

    * BootMii/boot2: This mode will install BootMii into 2 blank blocks in the boot2 area of your
    Wii. It will take over the function of the normal boot2. If no SD card is
    detected or armboot.bin is not found on the SD card, the drive slot LED will
    flash briefly and the normal system menu will boot.

    Pros: Independant of system menu and the rest of NAND flash. Can boot even if the
    rest of the system is completely corrupted. Allows for safe backup / restore
    of NAND flash from SD card. Allows direct boot of Homebrew Channel, or other

    Cons: Relies on a vulnerability in boot1 that was fixed mid-2008; if your Wii is
    newer than this, the HackMii Installer will not allow you to install this
    form of BootMii. Installation is complicated and slightly risky; we have
    tested it and believe it to be safe, but a power failure at the wrong time
    during installation could leave your system unusable.

    * BootMii/IOS: This mode will install BootMii into your NAND filesystem as an IOS (IOS254).
    It behaves identically to BootMii/boot2, but you must launch it from a special
    program (the Installer, Homebrew Channel, or your own code.)

    Pros: Universal compatibility with all Wiis. Allows booting arbitrary code
    on ARM / PPC. Supports speedy backup of NAND to SD. Very safe to install.

    Cons: Easily deletable or overwritten by a system update. NAND restore is
    technically possible, but not safe because you cannot boot to BootMii/IOS
    in case the contents of your NAND flash are corrupted.

    I. NAND Backup/Restore

    The NAND Backup/Restore code takes some shortcuts to improve backup and restore speed. Upon
    backup, if your card is not "properly formatted", then you will be prompted for permission to
    reformat the card. It will be reformatted as FAT32 and given the volume "backupmii", and a
    nand.bin file will be created in the root directory of the card. We suggest that you make a
    backup of your Wii's NAND Flash, label the SD card and store it in a safe place in case you ever
    need to recover from it.

    II. Configuration file

    BootMii will look for a configuration file at /bootmii/bootmii.ini.
    It expects to see a file in the following form:

    BOOTDELAY=5 (or any other number)

    More options may be added in the future.

    III. bootmii / geckoloader client

    A USBGecko-powered executable loader is included; while BootMii is running, you can upload a new
    armboot.bin or ppcboot.elf file without restarting your system. BootMii will also output
    diagnostic messages to the USBGecko as it boots.

    You can invoke the client as "bootmii -a armboot.bin" to load code to the ARM (e.g. a modified version
    of MINI), or "bootmii -p ppcboot.elf" to load code to the PPC. Please note that the ARM code will
    generally reload the PPC code from SD, so if you want to load code to both processors, load
    the ARM code first, followed by the PPC code.

    IV. SD Menu

    We have included a simple launcher for PPC ELF files on the SD card. Please note that any
    binary that gets loaded will be running under mini, not under IOS. libogc binaries will
    not run; we are investigating options for a future release.

    P.S. ios cat iz in ur wiiz watchin ur isoz

    HBC syscheck. only files that were produced.

    The Homebrew Channel
    The Homebrew Channel


    In this archive, you will find the following files:

    * README.txt This file
    * boot.dol Main channel installer
    * wiiload/ USBGecko / TCP loader client
    * win32/wiiload.exe Precompiled binary for Windows
    * lin32/wiiload Precompiled binary for Linux (x86)
    * osx/wiiload Precompiled binary for Mac OS X (Universal)
    * wiiload.tgz Source code


    Old ELF files were incorrect and will not work. Please use DOL files or
    recompile with the latest version of devkitPPC. You can use the following
    command to convert a broken ELF file to a DOL file:

    powerpc-gekko-objcopy -O binary boot.elf boot.dol

    Update instructions:

    If you have previously installed The Homebrew Channel, you can update it. If
    this is the first time you are installing it, see below for Installation
    Instructions. The easiest way to update is using the built-in Online Update
    functionality. Simply configure the WiFi network settings for your Wii for
    proper Internet connectivity, and boot up the channel. If the connection is
    established, you'll see an opaque white (not semitransparent) world icon
    in the lower right corner, and an update prompt will automatically appear.
    Accept it to begin downloading the update. If you cannot or do not want to
    connect your Wii to the Internet, simply run the boot.dol file using any
    homebrew booting method. For example, you can upload it using wiiload or
    you can make a directory inside /apps (for example, /apps/Update) and copy
    boot.dol there. Then, simply run it from the previous version of the channel.

    Installation instructions:

    The suggested way to install the Homebrew Channel is by using Zelda: The
    Twilight Pricess with the Twilight Hack, which is available at
    WiiBrew. After installing the
    Twilight Hack savegame, format an SD card (as FAT16; must be <=2GB, non-SDHC)
    and place the contents of this distribution in the root directory of that card.
    Boot.dol must be in the root directory, and you must have a directory named
    "apps" inside the root directory. (You can delete the wiiload files from the
    SD card, as they are not needed.)

    Execute the Twilight Hack, and it will load and run boot.dol from the SD card.
    You will be presented with a disclaimer screen about the dangers of installing
    this hack (discussed here as well, below); follow the instructions. After this
    process has completed, you should have a new Homebrew Channel in your System
    Menu. You may safely delete the boot.dol file from the SD card; it is no
    longer needed.

    Adding and customizing apps:

    All user applications should be stored in their own subdirectory inside of
    apps/; some examples have been provided. Each subdirectory should have at
    least three files; ScummVM will be used as an example.

    * apps/ScummVM/boot.[dol|elf] main executable to be loaded
    * apps/ScummVM/icon.png icon to be displayed in the Homebrew Channel
    Menu; should be 128 x 48
    * apps/ScummVM/meta.xml XML description of the channel. This format
    will change for future releases of the
    Homebrew channel, but we will try to remain
    backwards-compatible. See the included
    files for information on what data should
    be included in this file.

    Staying current with new releases:

    Relax, you will not need to do anything to keep up with new releases of the
    Homebrew Channel. When a new version is available, a message will appear
    giving you the option to download and install the new version, if your Wii
    is configured to connect to the Internet.


    You may uninstall the channel as you would any other channel, by using the Data
    Management screen of the Wii Menu. Erasing every last trace of The Homebrew
    Channel is not practical on a complex system such as the Wii. If a need arises,
    we will develop a more thorough uninstaller application.

    ************************************************** *************


    Any persistent modification to your system (meaning, anything that does not go
    away when you turn off your Wii) carries some inherent risk. We have worked
    hard to avoid this whereever possible, but we are unable to test all possible

    We do, however, believe that our channel is safer to install than any other
    homebrew channel that has been released, and once you have installed it we hope
    you will never need to install another!

    A special note about System Updates:
    The Homebrew Channel relies on certain security flaws (fakesigned TMD and
    ticket) that exist in older versions of the Wii's software. The most recent
    update as of this writing (dated 23 October 2008) was the first update to
    completely correct these flaws. This version of The Homebrew Channel
    incorporates a workaround for this (by exploiting a different flaw), and will
    work with this version of the Wii's software. However, this new flaw may also
    be fixed in the future. When it is, you may not be able to install this
    channel for the first time.

    The effects on users who have already installed the channel depend on the
    particular nature of the update. Up until now, they have not been affected
    and The Homebrew Channel continued to work normally; however, this might
    change in the future. Excluding a deliberate attempt to cause harm to users,
    we believe there is no danger to your system, even if you upgrade.

    That having been said, we are releasing this software to you in the hope that
    you will find it useful. We can not and will not offer you any warranty on the
    functionality of this software, or its impact on your Wii System. We have
    made our best effort to ensure its safety and to honestly explain the risks
    involved, but the decision (and responsibility) is ultimately up to you.

    We recommend that you check for news at WiiBrew about compatibility
    with new Nintendo System Updates before installing them; we will test each
    update as soon as it is publicly available, and will announce whether any
    issues have been discovered.

    Note that the above information applies solely to The Homebrew Channel itself,
    and not to any applications launched from it. We cannot be held responsible for
    any damage caused by these applications, nor do you get bitching rights if
    something happens. As The Homebrew Channel is delivered with no warranty
    whatsoever, we also cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by it.
    However, in that case, you do get bitching rights.

    ************************************************** *************


    The Homebrew Channel is not licensed for redistribution, sale, or bundling.
    We reserve the right to request the removal of any redistributed copies of
    this software. Any kind of sale, bundling, or association with commercial
    activity is strictly forbidden.

    Copyright (C) 2008, 2009 Team Twiizers, all rights reserved.

    Thanks any and all

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    That is not a syscheck, that's actually the bootmii readme.

    Is it of any help?

    Umm no.

    When you say partial brick do you mean full brick? A black screen, Wiimote flashing certainly sounds full to me.

    More info please (useful if possible)

    Oh and one final thing, why did you post this in Newbie section? We do actually have a Bricked Issues section just for things like this. **Moved** I'm such a nice bloke.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    That's funny.

    But if you can run syscheck, things should be ok for you.
    Ipsa scientia potestas est.

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    Some more information could help. Like:

    What region is it?
    How did you brick?
    What firmware is it?
    Is priiloader/bootmii installed?

    My guess is a full brick, these are fixed by re-installing your system menu & IOS, if you can run syscheck, then you can fix it. But more information please you we know what kind of brick it is.



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