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    Low Level Bricked? Is there a fix?

    Hey all

    Alright, long time in the mod scene (back from the old ezoray days). I've never had a problem i couldn't get working eventually....till tonight


    USA NTSC Wii, looks like original series stock, purchased sometime in 2007. Recently updated to 4.0.

    Successfully installed HBC, but did not install much more than that (no starfall, no preloader, no bootmii). Rebooted several times to make sure mod was good.

    After rebooting, we used Homebrew Channel to launch Wad Manager to install wads. After installing some tools and utility wads Channels (FTPii, wad manager, etc), we attempted a reboot via the use of the wiimote. no joy, it hung. Held the power button for 5 and got red light.

    Now, here come the problems

    Hit power button on the wiimote and i get green light plus a screen mode change (my TV recognizes that the wii is sending out a signal). The wiimote never syncs however and I never get to a health screen, much less anything else.

    I'm still not entirely sure what caused the brick. The mod itself was solid, noted because of the reboots. The failure didn't come till after wads were installed. This made me think it was banner brick or duplicate channel semi brick, but it sure as hell didn't look like either

    After research it SOUNDS like i have a corrupt NAND/low level brick, though honestly i haven't got a clue how....based on the fact that the unit powered on fine after install of HBC and Gamma Loader, and didn't display any "brick" issues until after some Wads were installed. Based on what i was doing at the time, this should be a bannerbrick, but based on what i'm seeing, it's a low level brick.

    I've tried multiple times to use the "savemiifrii" approach using a 3rd party wireless controller, but the unit never displays any type of firmware notification, so i have no actual clue if it's working or not. Furthermore, there is no chip in this wii, so i couldn't use an autobooter yet...this was merely an attempt to see what might be going on


    I don't have a backup of this wii's nand, but i do have access to a fully functional and modded Wii (YAOSM with homebrew channel).

    I need to get this bricked wii working as quickly as possible, and i'm stumped.

    i'm reading that an infectus 2 and bootmii should be able to get the unit to boot up again....since this is an older wii, boot1 is still affected by the signing bug, which allows boot2 to be resigned. I'm assuming that my boot2 on this system is screwed since i never get to the health screen. From what i've read, if i install the bootmii code on the infectus 2, it should be able to inject the working boot2 from the bootmii code into place after boot1, allowing the unit to load an auto launching disc, such as the universal brick fix.

    I'm still left with the problem of rebuilding/reflashing boot2/nand, which some have fixed by removing the nand from a working wii with bootmii installed and soldering it in place in the dead wii. Infectus then works it's magic, and you can pull out the keys needed to do a possible rebuild on the original nand.

    That being said, it's a little beyond my comfort zone, and i REALLY want to know if it will work before i attempt to do something this crazy

    Does anyone have any advice?

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    u said the wii mote's never sync i kno this is kina stupid awnser but did u try resyncing it happened to my wii once for some reason NONE of my 4 controllers responed (this was b4 i put on homebrew) so i just re synced them and it worked. s

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb9595 View Post
    u said the wii mote's never sync i kno this is kina stupid awnser but did u try resyncing it happened to my wii once for some reason NONE of my 4 controllers responed (this was b4 i put on homebrew) so i just re synced them and it worked. s

    Hi! Thanks for the response

    Unfortunately, i'm more worried about the lack of a health screen....if it would move past the black screen, it would go to health...after health, it moves to system menu. neither require a controller connected to get to.

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    that is very odd because if it was a semi-brick you could get into the system menu but a full brick it would show up w/ an image saying something along the lines of (the system file menu files corrupted please refer to the help manual) so im not sure.

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    Yeah....that's why it's a lowlevel brick....not a TON of info out there on this, but a lil bit...just wish i could get some confirmations

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    is the dvd drive spining like can u hear it wizing like normal. or like does it like not reaspond at all except for the on light

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb9595 View Post
    is the dvd drive spining like can u hear it wizing like normal. or like does it like not reaspond at all except for the on light
    Drive responds and seeks.

    thanks for helping me try to figure this out

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    hmm 2 things 1. do you have a gamecube controller and 2. do u have starfall S

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Murder of Crows View Post
    Hey all


    Successfully installed HBC, but did not install much more than that (no starfall, no preloader, no bootmii). Rebooted several times to make sure mod was good.


    I've tried multiple times to use the "savemiifrii" approach using a 3rd party wireless controller, but the unit never displays any type of firmware notification, so i have no actual clue if it's working or not. Furthermore, there is no chip in this wii, so i couldn't use an autobooter yet...this was merely an attempt to see what might be going on

    From the first post

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    sorry about that im just racking my brains iv never heard of such a thing. iv ben trying 2 figure it out i just cant figure it out.....

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