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    Formatting Wii to Sell

    I am planning on selling my Wii, which has Homebrew channel installed. Before I sell it to my friend I want to remove any and all personal information from the console, whats the best and safest way to go about doing this?

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    Depends what sort of stuff you have on there, go to settings, format wii system memory, if you have a recent game (like Mario Party 9) then use it to install the demo channels. If you have a theme installed the online/disc update will not uninstall it, you will need to go to MyMenuify and reinstall the original app menu (don't forget this will remove Priiloader). If you want to remove your Wii Shop account then go to Wii Shop Channel, settings/other and remove shop account.
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    Thanks! I'm mostly just concerned with personal account info such as credit cards, addresses, and such, so removing shop info will take care of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidbrn View Post
    Thanks! I'm mostly just concerned with personal account info such as credit cards, addresses, and such, so removing shop info will take care of that?
    I believe the information cannot be accessed by anyone else, Nintendo have a secure system in place for that, but if you have downloaded games/channels then the recipent should not need to pay Wii points to download them again. But I would deffo remove the account to be sure that none of your personal details are accessible and "unlink" your Club Nintendo Star Catalogue account (if you have one).
    Last edited by whackabump; 11-20-2012 at 02:49 PM.
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    You must erase shop channel data manually. i think there is a setting to remove shop channel data in the setting of the shop channel. since the last person who owned my wii didn't do that i got excitebike and smb2 for free

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