Warning, Super paper mario causing first brick in wii's history

defrb

WiiChat Member
Apr 11, 2007
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heres a picture of the error

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:sick:

I did go to a freind to plug and set my wii up but without succes, it seems that Squall7 is wright,. need to setup the internet connection in the wii settings screen :X
If theres anyway to clear my hd inside my wii, or if theres any dvd with an autoboot that will clear my wii, im all ears :)

Thanks for the replies so far,
 
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GaryT85

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Jan 9, 2007
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Langley, Berks
Squall7 said:
I'm pretty sure you still have to set up a connection on the Wii first though. And since what defrb is describing is a screen that you cannot escape from, you cannot set the connection for the Wii itself. A catch 22 situation...

gotcha, i mis-read:mad2: as he mentioned only happening without a net connection...

thats what i get for browsing wii chat when im supposed to be working...

as for a wii-boot disk, i havent heard anything, but that isnt to say they dont exist
 

AndiOne

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Apr 6, 2007
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Well this sucks.

I have thought of install an WiiKey in my Wii, so i can import NTSC games to my PAL-console. Cause the most PAL games release is like 6months after NTSC release and that SUCKS! That plus the NTSC games are much cheaper than the PAL games. Atleast in Sweden.
 

E7ernal

Error Getting Statistics
Sep 18, 2006
727
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London, UK
Squall7 said:
Well, that's what you get for modding. It's not Nintendo's fault some people are not patient enough to wait for a PAL release. Heck, if the PAL version were to screw up your PAL Wii, then you can get a replacement.

I'm not neccessarily against modding, but when you mess with the insides of a console, you're really on your own, and have nobody to blame but yourself.

I agree that it's not a good idea to mod consoles (mainly because of all the internet firmware updates which companies now do with them).
I also protest that we shouldn't have to wait 2 months longer than USA to get what is by then an old game.
 

danib62

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Jan 17, 2007
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Allow me to once again mock the modders who thought they were beating the system: HAHAHA!
 

jledesma

PS-What?
Dec 11, 2006
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Mexico
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Skorp said:
PAL vs NTSC are conventions for storing data. Different technology is used in different areas. I take it that only the NTSC version has been released (the one in america). People with mod chips are downloading the NTSC version for their PAL wii and this is ruining their wii turning it into a paper weight, or in other words a useless, white, pretty looking brick.

Close but not completely accurate. PAL and NTSC are standards used in Video Systems. So lets say a DVD purchased in America (NTSC) will not display correctly on an European dvd player (PAL) . You'll probably get a distorted B/W image (the audio will work correclty though). This limitation alone does not limit you on what kind of console you want to play the game, that is why an additional coding is added to the games.

So you now have America - NTSC-UC
Asia - NTSC-J
Europe - PAL

So even though America and Asia both share the same video standard (NTSC) the "UC" and "J" designations are the ones telling us that the games are coded (read region protected) for those areas only.
 

Squall7

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May 17, 2006
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E7ernal said:
I agree that it's not a good idea to mod consoles (mainly because of all the internet firmware updates which companies now do with them).
I also protest that we shouldn't have to wait 2 months longer than USA to get what is by then an old game.
I second that. We have to wait unbelievable amounts of time just to play a game that is already out in America. Sometimes we don't even get any different content either. Really looking forward to Paper Mario, even though I haven't played the others.

Although the UK does sometimes get games before the US (rarely though). Things like Warioware, Wiiplay and stuff...

Oh, and here's a couple of things on regions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_lockout
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_codes
Region code Area
0 Informal term meaning "playable in all regions"
1 Bermuda, Canada, United States and U.S. territories
2 The Middle East, Western Europe, Central Europe, Egypt, French overseas territories, Greenland, Japan, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland
3 Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan
4 Australia, New Zealand, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Oceania and South America
5 The rest of Africa, Former Soviet Union, the Indian subcontinent, Mongolia and North Korea
6 Mainland China
7 Reserved for future use (found in use on protected screener copies of MPAA-related DVDs, and "media-copies" of pre-releases in Asia)
8 International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, etc.
 
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Trulen

Isn't here as much
Oct 28, 2006
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Well.

So much for undetectable chips.
 

klufs2004

WiiChat Member
Apr 12, 2007
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hey guys, im one of the unlucky bastards who now has a brick, i was wondering if anyone has tried connecting to the net using one of those lan cables that plug into the USB? i was thinking since you need to define the SSID, encryption, etc and with a wired you dont have to do anything perhaps it could connect automatically?? if anyone could try that and get back to me thatd b great. im working on a possible solution so ill keep you guys updated :D
 

nkbswe5

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Jun 27, 2006
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I would laugh at all these PAL users who bricked their Wii's with illegalness, but if I had the chance to IMPORT the game and it buggered up my Wii... so I laugh with a sad face for you.
I mainly want to get the Wii chipped, as many people said, because we get Wii games very very late, or even never, after US release. I mean, I was looking forward to Trauma Centre for so long, I didn't buy the DS version so i could get a whole new experience. It was a launch US game, and no official release date here yet...
Thats were importing comes in
Mehhhh... I need to move to US or something just to get all these games and bring them back or something...
 

Tobione

WiiChat Member
Mar 26, 2007
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Hi guys, just thought I'd put my two penneth in. The reason the consoles are bricked is because there is a NTSC firmware update in the USA paper mario game. If you have not got the 2.1e firmware on your PAL Wii then it will try to update it and as its different hardware it will brick it. If you've got 2.1e then it wont bother trying and plays fine.
Sorry to the guys who have bricks, so far, even if your on the update screen there is no fix.
So if you have the latest firmware, 2.1e, on your PAL , then this game plays fine on a chipped wii, but this will keep happening to chipped consoles unless you keep the firmware updated, both on the console and your wiikey.
Maybe someone will figure out a fix for a bricked wii, but personally I doubt it, sorry :nonod:
 

nkbswe5

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Jun 27, 2006
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I think this thread has scared me from ever modding my Wii... long release dates, here I come! Guess its just DS game importing for me...
 
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