Well sir ... once I got my screwdriver and had a look inside, I saw nothing wrong. The bluetooth and the wi-fi were properly seated. I ordered a bluetooth from ebay for under $7 installed it, got the same results:doh: ... the wi-fi would have cost me another $15 to the door from ebay, but I was worried it would not solve the problem. :sad:
So I decided to bid on a wii console that wasn't working. That way I'd have all the parts I need to get the wii going again. I won the bid and got the wii for under $16 to the door. This wii had a bad drive so instead of replace the wi-fi in the one I had to see if it worked ... I replaced the drive in it with the one with no signal. And there you have it.:iagree: Working wii again I also got some more channels ... don't know what they do, but I have more of them.
Oh and I got rid of all those tri wing screws, they strip pretty easy and only cause problems.
With the research I did on the black screen of death, it was suppose to be either the bluetooth, wi-fi, motherboard or a corrupt NAND.
It was easier to replace the drive than try and figure out which part it needed for the BSOD problem. Therefore I still don't know what the problem was but the main point is I have a working wii again.:flower: For those looking for a solution to the orginal problem sorry, but it did boil down to those four possibilities.