Fully bricked 4.2 system
I previously soft-modded the wii to run USB loader GX and I do not have BootMii or preloader. Evrything was running fine for months. Then, one time last week I was loading a game (been done many times before) through USB loader and the screen froze. I went to the wii and held down the power button for 10 seconds to power it off, and when I powered back on I get the black screen (not even the health and warning page). After some research, I replaced both the blue-tooth and wifi modules, but still same state. Also, none of the remotes will sync - wii doesn't seem to respond.
So my question - will the savemii possibly help? And would I need to upgrade to 4.3 to do it. Currently my system was at 4.2 after some manual upgrades prior to the mod. I didn't make any other changes prior to this "bricking" Any help is greatly appreciated.
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You are not the first to report GX crashing the system. Most of the time that is a fatal brick. I can't offer any advice on the situation. Good luck. Streamlinehd, bad_ad84, and others may be able to help.
In other words, you did NOT follow a wiihacks guide. Was the USB Loader GX a channel install, or HBC-launchable (boot.dol)? What specific version? How old is your Wii? If it's old enough, a NAND programmer can inject bootmii/boot2 in it and allow for recovery (again, depending how old --- your serial # would help).
Originally Posted by ianesh
May sound stupid but try unplugging your hdd from the wii and try to start.
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- Do you have Bootmii installed as Boot2?
- Can you get into Priiloader?
- What version of USB Loader GX was you using?
- Was USB Loader GX installed as a channel or on the SD card in the apps folder?
- If if was in the apps folder was you using a forwarder?
- Where did you get the forwarder channel if so?
I know that is a lot of question but any info you can give us may help you and others.
Originally Posted by ianesh
I do not have boot mii installed.
No preloader - or I have no idea how to do it
USB loader GX version 1 - followed this guide - minus the (bootmii part :-( ) - [link removed]
Loader installed as a forwarder from SD card
The wii is over 2 years old serial number - LU637065168
Thanks for the help
Last edited by Krafter; 01-30-2011 at 08:52 AM.
Thanks for confirming non-wiihacks guide (this is why we say use our guides). Picking and choosing what to install/not install is a fail, especially regarding anti-brick or brick recovery options.
Edit: not boot2-compatible re: that serial #.
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Your wii is not boot2 compatible from the serial you gave.... and you did not back up your nand... the only thing that might work is savemiifrii
I know that now - just didn't know then - looking for options at this point.
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