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    Need help - bricked my Wii

    I''ve had Homebrew Channel installed and working for some time, and never updated to 4.3U. I did however update HBC today.

    I was following the softmod 4.2 guide, and the last thing I was doing was using Wad manager (step 6 or 7?) as I uninstalled IOS53-v5406 [TB].wad, IOS55-v5406[TB].wad, IOS60patched.wad, and IOS70-patched.wad.

    My sd menu was unresponsive after installing the first two wads, so I uninstalled them and still had the prob, so then the next two, and now I get a black screen at start up. Nothing else.

    I created a bootmii and backed up my nand before I started messing with the IOS's, but I am unable to access the bootmii menu at start up.

    Wii drive flashes blue 1 time when powered.

    Please help...

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    I'm sorry to say it but you failed and deleted your system IOS. The only thing that can fix it is a nand programmer and your nand.bin backup. Check out the sticky thread in the bricked section.

    Guess you missed all the big warnings "never delete an IOS below 200"...
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    Thanks for the fast reply!

    I had seen that rule of thumb earlier but I obviously read it wrong, thought it was over 200.

    Would you be so kind as to link me to where I need to go, as I'm not so sure I am diagnosing my own problem correctly?
    Last edited by Krank; 07-28-2010 at 04:08 PM. Reason: double post

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    As I said It is a sticky in the Bricked section. Which you have posted in. Look HERE. If you can't do it yourself then PM Bad_ad or Erikie and they might be able to do it for you depending on where in the world you are.
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    That is one of two stickys I went to, but I wasn't positive that's what I had/have. That looks pretty difficult, and I don't exactly trust myself at this time. I live in Michigan, and an Infectus chip is $45.00. I'm sure there is a labor fee, and shipping to England or Netherlands and back.

    Is it guarenteed they'll be able to get it fixed? How much would all of that cost?

    I will donate to the site for you helping me (I really appreciate it), I'm just not so sure if I want to send my Wii around the world when it would almost be easier to just buy a new one?

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    We don't do this for a given user, but there are others here (Erik, and Bad_Ad) who do.

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    I am sorry, but don't do what? My brain is swirling from all of this. As I understand, there are 2 ppl (Bad_Ad & Erik) who can fix my Wii and they live across the Atlantic.

    I don't much care about what is on the Wii, so long as it's functioning again. And the only way to do that is to buy an Infectus chip and have a NAND programmer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickedMyWii10 View Post
    I am sorry, but don't do what? My brain is swirling from all of this. As I understand, there are 2 ppl (Bad_Ad & Erik) who can fix my Wii and they live across the Atlantic.

    I don't much care about what is on the Wii, so long as it's functioning again. And the only way to do that is to buy an Infectus chip and have a NAND programmer?
    We as in wiihacks; you mentioned you'd donate for assistance (figured you meant literal in the sense that Krank is capable; he's not re: NAND reprogramming). One of the two individuals I mentioned lives in the UK, the other the Netherlands. If you have a full brick but have a NAND backup, restoration is possible via this method.

    Note: just PM'd Bad_Ad for you on this.
    Last edited by nightstah; 07-28-2010 at 05:04 PM.

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    I will donate to the site just for you two replying, talking, guiding, and trying to help me. I know time is money and I thank you for yours (time).

    So thats it? I have to buy a chip and/or send my Wii away? There is nothing I can download and/or do myself?

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    Thats it I'm afraid. No other recovery options will work for you. If you do end up sending it away you will not need to buy the chip. PM bad_ad and he will tell you all the details.
    Last edited by Krank; 07-28-2010 at 05:13 PM.
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