Wii black screen -- help

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#1

Hi All,

I installed a few games as wads via wad manager (so they show up on menu as wiiware),
and it worked perfect, game icons shown on wii menu, loaded via usb drive.
I then added 2 more games via the wad manager-
and when I returned to the wii menu it gone black, and stuck.

now, when I start the wii, I get the warning screen, I hit the A button, then it plays 2 seconds of the wii menu music (screen black) and it gets stuck in silent black screen.
No Priiloader installed. I do have an old BootMii backup, but since BootMii was installed as ISO (and not on boot2) I can’t get to load BootMii :frowning:

It’s a PAL, 4.1E system, with WiiKey1.
Does anyone have any idea how to get around this? Or maybe to get the BootMii backup back?

Many thanks!


#2

[QUOTE=azv;2508394]No Priiloader installed. I do have an old BootMii backup, but since BootMii was installed as ISO (and not on boot2) I can’t get to load BootMii :frowning: [/quote] That kinda sucks. My best bet is that your system menu is messed up.

Did you try the brick recovery thread ?

I dunno if it will work if you do not have any priiloader installed.

If not, my best guess is to install a hardware modification temporarely inside your wii, then restore the original NAND information to the wii.


#3

Hi Belvedere, and thanks for the reply :slight_smile:

No I guess w/o priiloader it wont work :frowning:

If there was only a way to delete the problematic wad… that would have solved it all.
How do I find one of these hardware mods? Is it possible to utilize the wiikey hardware in any way?

thanks!


#4

[QUOTE=azv;2508453]No I guess w/o priiloader it wont work :([/quote] It will not hurt to try anyway

If there was only a way to delete the problematic wad… that would have solved it all.
Well yeah, but you need some kind of access to that first.

How do I find one of these hardware mods? Is it possible to utilize the wiikey hardware in any way?
I don’t know. It seems there are modchips that can restore NAND, but i have no experience with them. At your own risk.


#5

you have what is called a banner brick some WAD files have an incorrect banner and will do this to the wii when you turn it on. Without pri-loader or bootmii as boot2 I think you are out of luck.

you may want to ask on gbatemp forums they may be able to help


#6

thanks i’ll do that!


#7

if you had installed priiloader, then all you would do is load priiloader then HBC, then wad manager and uninstall the bad wad. but you dont have priiloader. FAIL :frowning:

you can still use the savemiifrii method to load the recovery menu. you will need to modify a gamecube controller to allow the pressing of all four directional buttons. google for a youtube video showing how to modify the controller.

since you do have bootmii installed as IOS you can create a custom autoboot bootmii/IOS disc and load this in the recovery menu.

or you can create a custom autoboot disc to load other apps such as wad manager.

or you can load a game containing a system menu 4.2E update. i dont know what games contain which firmware updates.