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    Taking your time and thinking things through is necessary in all things.

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    re: Brick Prevention- Things you should never do

    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    Please: Do Install-
    Bootmii, Priiloader, and Indiana Pwns- These will help you recover from bricks.
    Make a nand backup to
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    Below is a list of things you can do, if you wish to brick your wii.


    Please do not do these things.

    Never....ever, ever:


    Never uninstall your system menu
    Your wii will not work very well without a system menu.

    Never install System menu themes
    Without bootmii install as boot2. System menu themes have a bad habit of bricking wii's. Usually because they are not compatible with your current system menu, and other issues. Installing them will remove your preloader, so if you don't have bootmii installed as boot2, there is very litle you can do to recover. Having a theme is not worth the risks. Don't do it, or be prepared to pay the price.



    So... they say hindsight is 20/20. And I've proved that point... So with all these things we're Never, ever supposed to do. Is there a fix if we stupidly did?

    I was installing USB Config as a channel when I was informed my Wii was out of memory and had to go to Data Management to fix the problem. Now, there was nothing that I wanted to remove from there except for the WiiFlow forwarder channel, which was taking up a lot of space, and would be redundant if I wanted to use USB Config instead.

    So I boot up into Priiloader, launch HBC and Wad Manager to remove the WADS that I had installed when installing WiiFlow and the WiiFlow Forwarder (I should claim mea culpa here as when I installed WiiFlow, I was just following a guide a had DLed and just blindly followed it). I hate to say it, but without thinking I removed a file named "Wiiflow Starnight Channel Forwarder-WSNF" as well as "4.3U_SystemMenu_v513DarkWiiRed.wad"

    Now let me explain, I didn't think removing the "4.3U_SystemMenu_v513DarkWiiRed.wad" would cause a problem, because when I installed that in the first place it caused me problems and I used DOP-Mii:Wii Brew Edition to downgrade back to 4.2, which I had been at before I installed this .wad (yes, I found out later downgrading was bad) and I assumed that I'd be running on a 4.2 system menu again.

    After removing these wads my Wiimote wouldn't work and I was left with no option but to restart, and of course now I can't start my Wii. I can't load Priiloader anymore in order to boot BootMii. It's not even getting me to a bricked screen, it seems as if its not even recognizing the Wii anymore - as my TV is just displaying a "No Usable Signal" on screen which is what it displays on the input channel before a device (ie. DVD player, console etc...) is powered up.

    As I type this I'm in the process of copying over the backup I had made of my nand/keys file from my Mac in a desperate hope that this fixes it, but if it doesn't, is there anything I can do? **EDIT** This had absolutely no effect on anything and I still can't launch my Wii.
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    Great post thank you this is very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roblivion View Post
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    Did you try holding reset down and turning it on while still holding the reset button?

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    is save remove stub ios using multi mod manager???
    because i see there is an option in multi mod manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanifah
    is save remove stub ios using multi mod manager???
    because i see there is an option in multi mod manager
    MMM can remove stub ios
    Ipsa scientia potestas est.


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    If it helps, I would like to add one:

    Never insert or remove a Gamecube memory card from your Wii with the power turned on. Bricked mine just moving a card from slot to slot with the power on.

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    Very Useful information thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHEAD View Post
    If it helps, I would like to add one:

    Never insert or remove a Gamecube memory card from your Wii with the power turned on. Bricked mine just moving a card from slot to slot with the power on.
    I do this all the time. Do you know how many people hot swap GC memory card on a regular basis with no problems? Additionally now that I'm running Swiss I have hot swapped my Gecko's SDHC card with the Gecko remaining plugged in memory card slot B with no problems. Your brick had to be caused by something else.
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    Thanks, I figured it out.. not a brick but electrical problem... The GC memory card I bought was new. I swapped it from slot B to A again very quickly and didn't notice that in the process, a pin was pulled out of slot B and crammed into slot A, creating a short, causing my Wii not to power up. I was able to push the pin deep somewhere behind the shielding for the GC memory card slots and now my Wii powers up but Slot B is no longer functional. small price to pay, but i am now very careful when I remove or insert the memory card. Sorry such a noob.

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