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    Yea im new to this my wii came with 3.1u or 3.2u anyways i got cios 249 read fix edition fixed n have backup launcher v0.3 installed im just wondering what the best loader is to use with the info i provided or like what cios is the best to use with my f/w...someone plz help some other ppl are just rude.

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    Semi-bricked wii

    I too have the issue were the games all work fine but there are two weather channels and two news channels. I downloaded the remover but when I put it in the wii I get a black screen that says data corrupt consult the manual. IF I play any of my real games or back ups they work find just have the extra channels. do I need home brew to use the remover? I am new to all this so any help is appreciated.

    Paul

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    Links on first 2-3 posts points to 404-Not Found... (both consolescene and hackmii)
    I found files on another place...
    Code:
    http://www.coderetard.com/2008/05/22/wii-fix-disc-unbricks-semi-brick-by-import-mario-kart-ssbb/
    Last edited by monarch; 11-21-2008 at 05:53 PM.

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    Hi all I have a jap version wii drive version GC2-D2C it is chipped but iam not sure what mod chip it has anyway i accidentally put in pal wii music in and then it updated (not sure on what version it updated to) and now its semi-bricked i have tried what it says to do above but no good what do i do now please help!

    (before i did this it did play pal games and jap games)

    Thanks
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    Unhappy ?

    Anyone??

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    i have downloaded the ISO file and burned it with DVD+R, but it just read as error. Do i need to burn it at DVD-R?

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    Newbie alert! my first post!!

    Here's what I know of my semi-bricked wii (settings menu not accessible)

    - Japanese model
    - chipped (unknown chip)
    - version before semi bricking: 3.1J
    - current version (according to SaveMii) 3.3 (JAP).
    - plays US and JAP games
    - no homebrew channel

    My questions:
    - Would downloading and burning the update ISO work for me? or would it make things worse?
    - Do I need a new original Japanese game to upgrade to version 3.4?
    - Is there a way to avoid upgrading?

    Cheers,

    Michele

    -- edited to add the last question --
    Last edited by MicheleZ; 12-13-2008 at 06:04 AM.

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    Im new to all this but think wii console i just bought is semi bricked. Its says the mii and photo channels cant be used but the rest works all fine. I bought it in Bangkok, its a Japanese version but shop owner says the region is USA?
    So is my wii semi bricked and what region do i download to sort it out.
    Any help here will be much appreciated
    Cheers,

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    My WII is already semi brick. but the link given does not show where to download. can anyone share the file. My WII is PAL and has a modchip installed. Please help.

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    what region is my wii

    how do i know what region my wii is i bought of a friends friend already chipped
    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum View Post
    I thought that I would write a FAQ on semi-bricking, seeing as I haven't found any comprehensive ones so far. Many people will probably know most if not all of this, but some will not, and if this helps just one person I will be happy!

    What does semi-brick(ing) mean?
    If your Wii is semi-bricked, you will not be able to access the 'Settings' menu. Other functions (i.e. reading discs) will still work.

    How does semi-bricking occur?
    Semi-bricking happens when you update your Wii menu software using an update from a different region (this obviously requires either a Freeloader or a modchip). For example, if you have a PAL Wii at v2.2E, and you put in an NTSC game which updates your console to 3.x (such as Super Smash Bros Brawl or Super Mario Galaxy), you run the risk of a semi-brick.

    How can I avoid a semi-brick?
    The only way to avoid the risk of a semi-brick completely is to only play games from your region. However other methods are described below.
    • Update your Wii via the Internet, thus ensuring that you have the latest firmware version for your region. Any disc should therefore not ask you to update. Obviously this is not desirable in all cases, as version 3.x stops things such as GC Action Replays from working on unmodded Wiis.
    • Use the Wii Brick Blocker (requires .NET framework 2.0) to strip the update out of the image before burning if you wish to load a backup from a different region. The software is in French, but it is fairly self explanatory. You can change the language to English by clicking on 'Langue' and then 'Changer la langue', selecting 'English.lng' and then clicking OK. Load the image, click on 'read info' if you wish, and then 'Patch'.

    My Wii is already semi-bricked, what do I do!
    The options available to you really depend on whether your Wii has a modchip installed:
    My Wii is unmodded, what now?
    In this case, you will need to find a game from your region with a later firmware update (if you were updated to v3.3 you're out of luck until Nintendo release a new firmware version)

    My Wii is modded, what now?
    A modded Wii can be un-semi-bricked more easily, using the update disks released by Bushing at hackmii. Download the correct disk for your region, burn and run on your Wii.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
    Please remember, however, that this applies only to semi-bricked consoles, none of this will work for fully bricked Wiis.

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