To fix a semi brick or a full bricked Wii, you will need a backup of your Wii's NAND. Hopefully you made a backup of your Wii's NAND using BootMii.
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Q:What is a brick? A:To brick a Wii is to damage the console beyond repair - as in 'A bricked Wii has all the electronic functionality of a brick'. To put it simply, fully bricked Wii consoles do absolutely nothing. The term is often used in situations where modifying a system's firmware (without necessarily making any alterations to the machine's hardware) has caused it to become inoperable.
Q: I've heard people talking about semi, banner and full bricks, What's the difference?
A: Semi bricks - Usually caused by installing an update from an out of region game. This is when a small error has occurred in the wii's system menu. If your wii is semi bricked you will not be able to access the Wii Settings.
Banner bricks - This is caused when one installs a wad that is corrupted or has an incorrect banner size. It may also be caused by installing Preloader on the wrong system menu. You will know your wii is banner bricked because when you boot your wii and it freezes after the health screen and/or say the system files are corrupted.
Full Bricks - These bricks are usually caused when the System's IOS is corrupted or uninstalled. The wii will either give an opera error or just a black screen at boot.
Once you figure out the type of brick you have then go here and read the faqs on how to fix it:
This post will explain How to SoftMod Nintendo Wii on any firmware,
Region and make its Homebrew enabler for play Wii games, backup,
Homebrew applications on your wii, And all without needing a wii
Requirements: A SD card, (1GB should be
enough for Installer and Backup), formatted to FAT32. Some SD card is
not compatible to be used to backup the wii nand, but its work for use
as boot2 of bootmii, so you might be need 2 different memory, for
installation and nand backup.
‘SD Card Pack’ and copy all contents to the root of SD Card, and copy a
second of ‘IOS38-64-v3610.wad’ to ‘wad’ folder - ‘SD:/wad/’.
‘cIOS38 rev14 Installer’, ‘Trucha Bug Restorer’, ‘WAD Manager’, ‘Any
Region Changer’, and ‘Any Title Deleter’, into ‘apps’ folder -
Extract ‘IOS60 Patched’ and ‘Backup Launcher WBKL’ into ‘wad’ folder - ‘SD:/wad/’
Preloader is also an optional install, if you don't want it just skip.. Extract ‘Preloader’ into ‘apps’ folder. ‘SD:/apps/’.
‘Firmware Updater v4.1’ into ‘apps’ folder. ‘SD:/apps/’. This updater
require wi-fi connection, If you want to use offline updater, you will
need wad updater (*.wad) and put its into ‘wad’ folder. IMPORTANT!!
Make sure you have select the right one for your region..! E=Europe,
J=Japan, U=USA, if you use a firmware from a different region, it will
BRICK your Wii.!
Install BootMii & Homevrew Channel.Homevrew
Channel is a channel on your wii menu that will allow you to put
applications (homebrew) on your sd card and put them on your wii, this
may include emulators, games, and installers.
Insert the SD card
into Wii. then, Go to ‘Wii Options’ > ‘Data Management’ >
‘Channels’ > ‘SD Card’, then you will get a message saying ‘Load
boot.elf?’, select ‘Yes’ and the Hackmii installer will run.
Press ‘A’ to continue, Install the ‘Homebrew
Channel’ (HBC), and follow the on screen instructions. When done, the
HBC will appear on wii channel.. Now go back and install ‘Bootmii’ as
‘boot2’ (recommended), if you can't install it, try different SD card.
When it done, reboot your wii with it SD card, and wii will load into
Backup Wii NandMaking a NAND Backup
with Bootmii is highly recommended, it will recover your Wii from
bricks. make sure there is at least 530MB free on SD Card.
Wii into BootMii menu, if bootmii is installed as an IOS, go to the
Homebrew Channel, press ‘home’ on your Wiimote then select ‘Launch
This usually means that its a wii that is from somewhere say like Korea and has had the US Version of the wii put on it. This means you are semi bricked and you will want to refer to the following site on exactly how to get that back as depending on where you are from you are not supposed to mod your wii.
are you runnin virgin wii or has it been hacked usually you just have to update with nintendo in wii settings if it is a virgin wii but if it is hacked then you probably have a semi bricked wii try looking for solution on wiki or wiibrew
many times after a power surge even with it on a surge protector the power brick can go bad
have replaced countless power bricks
if you have a friend with a wii see if you can barrow the brick to test you system out ... Power bricks run under $10 at the right places.
most of the time power brick will go before it gets to the system
if it still doesnt work try to power it on with wiimote or eject power button might have broken they are weak buttons and break easy
Sounds a hacked Wii. When you updated the
firmware found the hack and now your Wii may be bricked. You can try this: While holding down the reset button, turn on the power to the Wii. If a
menu comes up then your wii is definitely hacked but it has a brick
safety program to get you out of it. If nothing happens then you may be
out of luck.
I hate to scare you but that's not good. You might have bricked your Wii by installed a bad .WAD -- installing a bad WAD will most definitely brick your Wii. Hopefully you did a backup using BootMii before you did that and backed up your Wii's NAND. Thats the ONLY way you can restore your brick Wii from bad .WAD installs. Here's a few great guides that might help you unbrick your Wii.. good luck!
Sorry to hear about your Wii. The ONLY way to restore your Wii back to normal is if you made a backup of your Wii's NAND using BootMii. Currently there are no ways to fix this unless you have your Wii's NAND.
I have uploaded a file on the following link
copy the file which fits your Wii (Japanese or US or Europe) and use Winrar to open the ISO file.
Then burn the iso file onto a DVD with low speed like 2x.
Then, insert the DVD into your Wii and play the game like normal, it will ask for software update and click yes.
Then take out the DVD and check your Menu setting, it comes back.