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Bricked my wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by makez123, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. makez123

    makez123 Regular member

    May 7, 2006
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    So I bought an used WII today and installed homebrew channel successfully and got to the point of starting up USB loader GX, however soon I returned to the ordinary wii menu to check on something (can't recall what) and figured out that WII had completely frozen, nothing did help and pressing the power button down for a longer while didn't help.

    So I did unplug the wii and tried to restart it without success, instead I got black screen.

    I had the version to install bootmii as boot2, though as new as I was I didn't backup my NAND and thus I do not have it.

    Is there any possible way to recover from such brick?

    System is pal version 4.3 and was hacked using letterbomb.

    The system is still able to start MMM (last time I tried got stuck at at ''successfully loaded IOS'' but nothing after.

    If there is something that can be done I'd appreciate any help, thanks.

    To note I am using 4gb SDHC if that could cause a problem with the MMM being stuck.

    tried this:
    Download http://www.mediafire.com/download/97...Nand_Tools.zip and extract it to your pc.
    Put the bootmii folder you made during the bootmii install on your sd card.
    Boot the wii and make a nand backup, you will probably need a standard sd card.
    Copy the nand.bin and key.bin from the nand backup from your sd card to a backup location on your pc and to the folder with nand tools (two copies)
    Open ohneswanzeneger from the nand tool folder
    Open your nand.bin with ohneswanzeneger
    Format your nand.bin with ohneswanzeneger
    install 4.3e with ohneswanzeneger (just type 4.3e and get it)
    Enter the serial number of the wii into the setting.txt when asked
    exit ohneswanzeneger
    Open a shell console command prompt and nav to the nand tools dir
    Run[nandbincheck nand.bin -all -v[/code]The check should pass without much issue
    Now copy your new nand.bin back to sd card
    Load bootmii and restore the nand backup

    Any other suggestions would be welcome, WII starts up with bootmii fine, however when I start it up without an SD card or anything on it I just get a black screen and a message on my hdtv of ''No signal''.
  2. tongs007

    tongs007 Active member

    Jan 26, 2007
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    never bricked a wii, i don't even make a nand backup, sounds like you have done a good job :) good luck
    you may nee a gamecube pad/ or a wii dance mat
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
  3. kittymat

    kittymat Regular member

    Sep 9, 2008
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    I have never managed to brick a wii either

    However if you can load MMM - use modmii to get a full set of IOS's for the wii (hack a 4.0 to 4.3 in the settings for modmii) install all the IOS's (inc system menu) and see if this assists. If you were only returning to wii menu from a loader then nothing should have happened.

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