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Super Paper Mario bricked WiiKEY - Help!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by doc_z, May 26, 2007.

  1. doc_z

    doc_z Member

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    Hi all, I've been a long time reader but had never had to post before (search button), but now I've come across a problem that hasn't been widely reported as far as I can tell. I have a PAL Wii with a Wiikey modchip. The modded wii was playing backups with no trouble until today. I got a copy of Super Paper Mario which I can only assume was NTSC (I don't think they have even made a PAL version yet). And yes before you ask I updated the firmware of the Wii before attempting to play the game (This was on May 26th '07). Super Paper Mario would not boot when I attempted to play it. After that no backups will work, including ones that were working previously. Original games still work but that kind of defeats the purpose of having a mod chip. So to summarise

    PAL Wii (AUS) + WiiKey Modchip + Latest firmware update + Super Paper Mario
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    No backups, originals still work

    I have checked the install and it is not as simple as the wiikey solder coming unstuck or something like that, so at first glance it appears the WiiKey is bricked.

    Suugestions I have received so far is to try updating the WiiKey from the DVD, but just like backups the Wii will not recognise the disc. Others suggested I 'reinitialize' the Wii by formatting the memory, I guess because of some software conflict due to internet channel or something like that. As of yet I have not tried reformatting my Wii but will do so in the near future and let everyone know how it went.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem? Or a way to fix it?

    Thanks,
    doc_Z
     
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    Follow the advice you have received and format your Wii drive and reinitialize the Wii.
     
  3. doc_z

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    Ok so I've been trawling through the forums trying to find people with the same problem, looks like its similar to what these people have reported:

    Does anyone have any idea about what is happening here, it looks like SPM and Strikers is doing something to the Wiikey, I didn't even think that was possible?
     

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