NTSC Semi-brick fix disc

NTSC Semi-brick fix disc

May 17th, 2008 by bushing · 35 Comments

By popular request –

I’ve made a disc which will hopefully fix any NTSC Wii that got bricked by an imported Mario Kart game (or similar). It is an ISO with one partition — an update partition — and it contains three files:

  • IOS30-64-v1040.wad
  • SystemMenu-v289.wad
  • __update.inf:
0000000: 3230 3038 2f30 342f 3238 0000 0000 0000  2008/04/28......
0000010: 0000 0002 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
0000020: 0000 0002 0000 0001 0000 0000 0000 0001  ................
0000030: 2f5f 7379 732f 494f 5333 302d 3634 2d76  /_sys/IOS30-64-v
0000040: 3130 3430 2e77 6164 0000 0000 0000 0000  1040.wad........
0000050: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
0000060: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
0000070: 0000 0001 0000 001e 0410 0000 0000 0000  ................
0000080: 4649 524d 5741 5245 3330 2e34 2e31 3620  FIRMWARE30.4.16
0000090: 3634 4d00 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  64M.............
00000a0: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
00000b0: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
00000c0: 4649 524d 5741 5245 3330 2e34 2e31 3620  FIRMWARE30.4.16
00000d0: 3634 4d00 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  64M.............
00000e0: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
*
0000220: 0000 0003 0000 0003 0000 0000 0000 0003  ................
0000230: 2f5f 7379 732f 5379 7374 656d 4d65 6e75  /_sys/SystemMenu
0000240: 2d76 3238 392e 7761 6400 0000 0000 0000  -v289.wad.......
0000250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
0000260: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
0000270: 0000 0001 0000 0002 0121 0000 0000 0000  .........!......
0000280: 5359 5354 454d 204d 454e 5520 7665 7232  SYSTEM MENU ver2
0000290: 3839 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  89..............
00002a0: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
00002b0: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................
00002c0: 5359 5354 454d 204d 454e 5520 7665 7232  SYSTEM MENU ver2
00002d0: 3839 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  89..............
00002e0: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000  ................

System Menu v289 is the newest NTSC version of the system menu available on Nintendo’s download servers; it’s what you will get if you go into the Settings Menu and perform an update. I packed it into a WAD, and maintained the original, valid Nintendo signature, so it should be safe to install. (The disc, however, is fakesigned. This should not be a problem.)

I’m including IOS30 as well, just in case — it’s what this system menu uses. I would expect all systems out there to already have it installed, but hey.

Obligatory warning — I have tested this on 3 Wiis and it seemed to work fine, but I can’t make any promises that it won’t brick your Wii. It contains no safeguards; use this ONLY on an NTSC (US) Wii. If you use it on an NTSC/J or Pal Wii, it WILL BRICK you. (If there is a need, I can make similar discs for those systems.)

Good luck!
http://rapidshare.com/files/113063023/wii-ntsc-systemmenu-v289.rar.html

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2 Responses to NTSC Semi-brick fix disc

  1. Nic says:

    Can’t seem to find the wad file only in v289. Only an iso version that won’t boot in my Wii and in which I can’t extract the files once burned.

    The iso image also seems impervious to extracting with any program (nero, Deamon tool, Iso buster, Iso magic, WinRar, etc.)

    Meanwhile I’ve installed the v290 on my USA Wii and it work fine, but I can’t get on the net and change parameter.

    So would it be possible to have the “SystemMenu-v289.wad” only in it’s original format this way I’ll be able to load it via an SD card with my HBC like I did with the v290 version.

    I search the net for different version and finded none, and I’ve searched!

    Oh by the way, the repaded version would be nice.

    So thanks in advance.

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