Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Wii soft mod bricked white console. HELP PLZ

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Wii soft mod bricked white console. HELP PLZ

    Hi all,

    I know nothing of Wii but I can buy this for 16, no return.
    Can you help me please?
    Would you pay & feel confident it will work? I am happy if it just plays Sports.
    I need answer asap plz.

    White Wii
    The seller says............
    "Slightly faulty Nintendo Wii. I tried to modify my console to be region free unfortunately I bricked the console. it now doesn't play retail games just backups
    which a bit of a pain for me. Anyway I am sure someone might be able to sort it out. I will throw in the sensor bar and power cables.
    Hi, What 'copies' did it load and play?
    It played games up to till Mario Galaxy 2. Not sure now as haven't used it in ages.
    Doesn't play any original/retail games hence the reason for selling it as 'for parts' . The last game we tried was animal crossing. The retail version failed but I
    could load a copy from the SD slot. I am not sure about Nintendo's recent firmware updates so I have no idea if it still works on new games. I imagine that it
    can be fixed with some time and effort. Don't have either hence it was sold as 'for parts & not working' . It is just the console, sensor bar and power supply
    Soft modded mate using Wii bomb or something. Long time ago to be honest. It was bricked when my girlfriend decided to update the wii firmware from nintendo
    to play a game. I messed around a bit trying to reset it and eventually got it to play backups but not originals.
    I just don't play on the wii and since newzbins has gone I do not download games."
    THANKs

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    WiiHacks Staff
    Senior Moderator
    Only site donators may send a PM to WiiHacks Staff
    oddgriffin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    New Franklin, Ohio. USA
    Posts
    10,190
    Thanks
    2,206
    Thanked 2,577 Times in 2,011 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Sounds like they changed the region and as a result it will no longer play the retail games it used to play.
    The fact that it can play anything indicates it is not beyond hope.
    The softmod any wii guide should update the softmod and I believe has a section for region changing. you might want to have a look at that. In the meantime visit our introduction area, introduce yourself, and receive a list of useful forum links.
    Sent from my van, down by the river.




    Never quantify your life by comparison. It is always going to be apples to oranges. If you feel the need to always look down on others, you currently do not own enough mirrors------ Tommie Griffin.

  3. 1 User Says Thank You oddgriffin For This Useful Post

    Jax

  4. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin View Post
    Sounds like they changed the region and as a result it will no longer play the retail games it used to play.
    The fact that it can play anything indicates it is not beyond hope.
    The softmod any wii guide should update the softmod and I believe has a section for region changing. you might want to have a look at that. In the meantime visit our introduction area, introduce yourself, and receive a list of useful forum links.
    Thanks for your prompt informative reply.
    Is that a definite, no risk at all that it cannot function to suit my needs and you would not hesitate to buy it if you needed a working Wii?
    Rgds

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    WiiHacks Staff
    Senior Moderator
    Only site donators may send a PM to WiiHacks Staff
    oddgriffin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    New Franklin, Ohio. USA
    Posts
    10,190
    Thanks
    2,206
    Thanked 2,577 Times in 2,011 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Giving a guarantee is beyond my abilities.
    I would take the risk, but I am familiar with the resources here and have experience with modification of the console.
    Sent from my van, down by the river.




    Never quantify your life by comparison. It is always going to be apples to oranges. If you feel the need to always look down on others, you currently do not own enough mirrors------ Tommie Griffin.

  6. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I slightly regreted posting my reply in that I was pushing you to get you to further qualify your reply. Thanks again. The consideration, caution and information in that answer installs yet further confidence ...............thanks.

  7. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I posted elsewhere and after their conflicting appraisal, I am more confused than ever.

    "If when it was softmodded they did a NAND backup you could restore it to near original. I sounds like your buying this from someone on eBay therefore it

    doesn't look like they have the NAND backup else they would have restored it."

    Who ever softmodded it didn't install PriiLoader to stop any online or disc updates. Obviously you don't have this Wii your just thinking is it worth buying?

    As you will read in that link one of the causes of bricking a Wii is region changes as you've said. You can make it Region Free in PriiLoader.

    Google for this problem then make your own mind up whether its worth buying. Its only worth the 16 for spares.

  8. #7
    WiiHacks Staff
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    Senior Moderator
    Game Master
    cjizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southeast Ohio
    Posts
    6,254
    Thanks
    1,474
    Thanked 2,596 Times in 1,914 Posts
    Oddgriffin told you his opinion. Maybe you should look at his post count. As of now he has made almost 10,000 posts on this forum and has been thanked over 2,000 times for his advice. And that is from people who have figured out how to use that thanks button over there.

    Just an FYI, whomever you quoted above doesnt sound like they really know too much about the issue...just my personal opinion... If you would like, PM me the link to the page where you received this information....Everyone is correct however in that its your call, but personally I think wherever you got the above quote from isnt very well versed in the intricacies of modding...

  9. 2 Users Say Thank You to cjizzle For This Useful Post


  10. #8
    Senior Member
    DA KINE WiiHacker
    mauifrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    9,184
    Thanks
    307
    Thanked 9,580 Times in 2,974 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Could be a good deal. Sounds fixable. I would ask the seller if it will load backup game disc, or only from sd/usb. The disc drive could have gone bad, but you don't need that if it loads backups. Probably as odd said, the region settings are messed up, or the dvd drive is bad.
    Ipsa scientia potestas est.


    Warning: Piracy is NOT supported. Word your questions carefully.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •