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    Thanks so much!!

    I OWE YOU SO MUCH THANKS!!!

    you saved my banner bricked 4.0E wii!!!

    i installed a wad with faulty custom-made banner!!

    you saved me having to burn official backup disc because you let me know it didn't work on 4.0.

    and I FEEL SO LUCKY to have updated to 4.0 via Waninkoko's updater instead of via nintendo so that i could have trucha signed IOS60!!! didnt know anything about trucha signing bug before the brick, so good thing waninkoko did it 4 me

    i feel really sorry for all the others who are bricked i know, it feels TERRIBLE, i cried alot when i bricked my wii...

    i got DriveKey v2 and installed it myself and used Universal Unbrick Disk v4 to uninstall faulty wad through recovery menu (savemiifrii)!!!

    THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!
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    Does anyone know if the console in the first post was PAL or NTSC?

    Everthing works fine, SSBB fills up memory very quickly, but Rabbids Go Home does not take you to data management. I have only managed for it to take me to the system menu, but that doesn't work as the console gives a black screen the moment it gets back to the system menu.

    I see SSBB NTSC works on PAL, has anyone tried Smash Stack to unbrick, wouldn't that be much easier and quicker than filling up memory?
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    unbrick wii

    Quote Originally Posted by MattMan69 View Post
    I was asked by a current member to post this here. So here it is, good luck to anyone that finds it useful.

    This guide will help you unbrick your Wii if you installed a bad .wad file aka (Banner Brick). I banner bricked my v3.4 Wii awhile ago and was unable to find very much info on how to fix this problem. After hours and hours of searching I found a few bits and peices of information mostly for v3.2 witch did not help me one bit, so I decided to write this guide to maybe help soomeone else who Banner Bricked there Wii on v3.4. 3.4 is kinda tough because you can't use things like Starfall or preloader or even the Twilight hack to get things back in order. So if you find yourself in this position then this guide is for you. If your on a lower firmware there are other things that can be done to get you out of this with the right measures in place but this method should also work on lesser firmware versions.

    NOTE: 4.0 Users are unable to boot the Offical Nintendo Disc. On 4.0 I was able to boot this Universal-UnbrickDisc released! Universal-Unbrick Disc v2 - which if you can get to boot would actually be better since you can just delete the .wad that caused the problem rather than deleting everything.


    Defination of Banner Bricked Wii - You installed a bad .wad (channel) file or tried to edit the banner images in a existing .wad file. Your system boots up and after you push A at the Health & Safety warning screen you get a black screen or system files currupt error message.




    There are 2 ways that I know of to get this repaired as of this writing.


    1. Return Your Wii to Nintendo for repair. Not the best idea, if your Wii's warranty is up it will cost you a good chunk of cash plus when they return it to you it will most likely be returned with all your hacks removed and updated to the latest firmware leaving you homebrew-less..
    2. Get a modchip. Getting a modchip is a much cheaper and safer way to go. I purchased a DriveKey modchip for around 50.00 shipped and as of this writing it is compatable with all Wii's.




    Ok let's get started! Here's what you need:

    1. ModChip - I used a DriveKey you can get one here l. Very easy to install. No soldering.
    2. Nintendo's Offical Wii BackUp Disk v1.31 - Download in TURDinc downloads section. Downloads - PS2 Xbox 360 Nintendo Hacking Modding
    3. An offical GameCube controler ( needs to be slightly modded ) guide here.

    YouTube - SaveMiiFrii - Free SaveMii

    Or SaveMii, the Wii recovery dongle found here. SaveMii - Introducing SaveMii, the Wii recovery dongle
    NOTE: The modded GC controller does the same thing as SaveMii except it's free if you already have a GC controller.

    Step 1. Install your modchip, if you have a DriveKey, there's a good guides on the forum here (which will be linked asap)
    Step 2. Extract the .iso from Nintendo's Offical Wii BackUp Disk v1.31.rar that you downloaded from TURDinc. and burn it onto a DVD -R disk.
    Step 3. Plug your modded GC controller into port 4 on your Wii.
    Step 4. Turn on your Wii and boot into Recovery mode using your modded GC controller to press all 4 directions on the digi pad at the same time. You need the correct timing to boot into the Recovery mode. Best way is to start pressing all 4 directions repeditly as soon as you turn the Wii on. If done correctly you should see a black screen with your firmware version in the lower right corner of the screen. If your on v3.2 or lower you will only see a black screen, thats normal.



    Step 5. Put in your burned copy of the Wii BackUp Disk v1.31 and in a few seconds you should see something like this.




    Step 6. Select Delete All - This will return your Wii somewhat back to the way it was when you first baught it (does not effect firmware version). You will need to reinstall your HomeBrew. Most importantly it deletes the offending .wad
    Step 7. Enjoy your unbricked Wii!!



    This Thread is Authorized: modderman.. Thank you MattMan69
    can anyone please help me out , my wii totally black out , no video ,no sound no nothing, i followed step by step but still got black screen , no menu came up at all

    thanks heaps

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    Have you tried holding all 4 directional buttons down on a game cube controller in controller port 1 while tuning the unit on? Remember you have to modify the GC controller to do that. You'll get the current system menu version in the right bottom corner. If that didn't work check that the WiFi pcb that's piggy backed on the mainboard is plugged in propperly.

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    Hey peeps. I have a scenario similar to many here. I have an original Wii console LU10 I softmodded ages ago. I never had any problems with it until a few months back when I tried installing a neogammar5 wad back around the time Wii Sports Resort JP was released (screen flashed green for a sec, rebooted automatically and BAM, I had myself my very own bannerbrick). Since then, my Wii's been bricked and I have been unable to get passed the Health Warning screen. I've let the Wii just sit for months now. The other day I decided to see if there was maybe some new info unbricking the Wii since advances are usually made over time. I found this link:



    I figured, why not give it a try. Now, I KNOW this brick is different as he gets the jumbled words across the screen when he boots where as I get the Health Warning screen and black screen after pressing the A button.

    Anyhow, I used savmiifrii method and my Wii displayed '4.0U' at the bottom right of the screen. I popped in NSMBW and it spun for a good 2mins, then I saw the gray channels flash on the screen for a moment (like when the Wii is loading the channel screen) then everything went back to black. I restarted the Wii with savemiifrii a 2nd time and NOW my system menu reads '4.1U'...so the disc did it's job (it seems), but I'm still unable to get passed the Health Warning screen. Not sure what to do next, short of saving up for a modchip and even then I'm not sure it will work.

    Since this was my frst softmod and everything went smooth, the thought of installing bootmii, priiloader, or any other saftey precaution crossed my mind...lesson learned. Prior to using NSMBW to update the firmware, I had cios249 installed, as well as HBC, and Wad Manager. BTW - I tired using the autoboot discs, but nothing happens which leads me to believe I didn't have the patched ios60 installed before. What are my options at this point? Thank you in advance.
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    phatsamury, There is an easier way. Get yourself a copy of "ENDLESS OCEAN 2" It has fw v4.2 on it. v4.2 will delte any and all "unauthorised" wads, cios and mios files and restore the Wii to factory v4.2. You will do exactly the same as what you did with NSMB. Put Endless Ocean 2 in Wii, switch off. Hold down all 4 directional buttons on GC controller, turn Wii back on. It will show system software version in bottom right corner. Waith a couple of minutes and when it restarts your Wii will be unbricked.

    Edit: It has to be PAL as JAP doesn't have 4.2 on and NTSC has not been released yet. Ahh just noticed you hav a NTSC unit. You'll have to find an NTSC game with 4.2 on it.
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    Cool

    First of all I have a 4.2u softmodded wii I used the "Softmod for ANY 4.2 Wii!" . Ok so I have recenetly modded my wii and have been very succesful I've been able to get everything running and working properly and fairly easily too. Until the other day I woke up and turned my wii on and it gave the "system files are corrupted" message BUT I could still boot into priloader, so I wasn't too worried. I started researching online and someone said that I needed to install my system menu so I donwloaded a patched version of ios70 and installed it via wad manager. I rebooted and got some sorta error relating to es_identify verification or something. So I kept looking for a solution and someone said to update my preloader and my hacks.ini so I got the latest version of preloader and got the latest hacks.ini for my system menu and installed them. My es_identity problem was fixed but now I was back where I started. I then read somewhere that I should use nusdownloader to install my system menu and my ios. So i got the system menu v481 and ios70-64-6687 wads and installed them. Soon after I restarted and My preloader would no longer boot and I still had the system files corrupted message. Finally I got my wii to recovery mode where it displays 4.2usa, I've burnt homebrew installer disc and lcud v3 and I patched a wii game with the bootme app to see if I could get it to autoboot and nothing. Those three disk will spin for about a minute and then stop and the 4.2usa is still displayed. BUT if i put an original wii disk in like ssmb,twilight, or tnsmb they will spin up the 4.2usa will dissapear and the disk will continue to spin. But nothing else happens It just sits at the black screen..i've left it that way for hours and nothing has happened. Once when I rebooted it almost most go to the system menu, like it showed the outline of the channels for a split second, and then took me back to system files message. Is there anyway I could repair this without have to get a wiikey? Am I doing something wrong when I burn those disk? (I used the same process I do when I burn GC backups (that work)). SOMEONE PLEEEASEEE HELP thx
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    ixitimmyixi,

    The unbrick disks most propably do not work because you do not have Trucha Bug restored on your 4.2 system. Currently the only way you will be able to fix it is with an original game disc that contains system software v4.2. The reason why this is the only disc that will work is because it checks for any and all unauthorised software on the Wii and delete it.

    The only problem is it might not work as you allready have 4.2 on your Wii, but it's worth a try. Other than that, currently if you do not have Cios249, Trucha Bug, PreLoader or BootMii there is no other way to unbrick a 4.2 system (As you did not update online or from disc, at least one of them should still be there). The waiting for game disc with 4.3 or so will be the only thing that'll save you.

    I would also recomed you try booting wadmanager from disc, I have found this disc to work on many bricked Wii consoles that the other "Unbrick Discs" wouldn't.
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    I used the trucha bug restorer allot during the modding process, I'm not sure if have the trucha bug or whatever, I have bootmii installed as an ios, I have preloader installed and it just isn't loading and I also installed cioscorp a while ago. I mean since my wii trys to load my original game discs does that mean my autoboot is working? And do I need to wait til 4.3? or is there a way of hacking an iso to make the wii think it is a higher version? I'm burning wad manager iso right now, HOPEFULLY it will boot. I broke down and ordered a wasabi dx last night, but if my wii is already autobooting I feel like I may have wasted my money...I have modded a few others wiis and I really need to fix this, so that I will have the tools to fix theirs if the problem arises. Thanks for your help already.


    I just burnt two different copies of wad manager to disk, i got the iso from here Autobooting Wad Manager ISO - GBAtemp.net . And my wii will not read it either, It seems that it wont read the burnt discs. But i could play burnt GC games when it was modded, but not through the disc channel. Hmmm, this is confusing.
    Last edited by ixitimmyixi; 03-06-2010 at 06:00 AM.

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    You will need to use a Mod-Chip to boot recorded discs once bricked. The only thing you need to hope for is that you still have the CIOS249 so that you'll be able to run the WADManger from disc. The only way you would've lost it would be if you updated to 4.2 from the net or from a disc. Then it would've deletd all hacked IOS, but as you only updated the system menu via WADManager I doubt it. Make sure you have IOS70 and IOS60 installed when using system menu 4.2.

    The fact that Preloader is missing and does not boot anymore is cause for consern since you either have to unintsall it or it will was automatically removed with 4.2 software update. I assume you have tried booting the Wii with reset held down while turning it on to access Preloader?

    I also notice that you have CiosCorp installed. Do not remove any cIOS files, if you need to then overwrite them with the original IOS file as CiosCopr patches many IOS files. Also if you can get CiosCorp installer to run again it would be a safer bet reinstall or uninstall it from scratch.
    Last edited by anarchy2007; 03-07-2010 at 10:37 PM.

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