Topic: Wii Bricked--Stuck at Health Warning Screen

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I bought a Wii on launch day back in 2006. About a year ago, I turned it on to discover that I couldn't get past the first "Health and Safety Warning" screen. In fact, the usual "Push A to continue" message wasn't even at the bottom of the screen. Occasionally I'll get out my Wii and boot it up to see if it'll work, to no avail.

I should also mention that I have never modded my Wii or made any altercations to the operating system or the actual machine.

This wouldn't upset me very much--since I recently bought a Wii U and can play my Wii games on there--if it weren't for the hundreds of dollars of Virtual Console and E-Shop content that I lost. The Virtual Console was one of the things that attracted me the most to the Wii, and it's devastating to see all of my games lost (most of which aren't on the Wii U VC and probably never will be). I've considered sending it in to Nintendo for a repair, but the representative I talked to on the phone couldn't guarantee that my data could be saved or recovered.

Has anyone on here had a similar experience? Also, do any of you have any suggestions or solutions to the "stuck on the health and safety screen" issue? At the very least, I would like to get my Wii virtual console content onto my Wii U. Thanks in advance for your input!

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I know this reply is a little late, but if you send it into Nintendo for repair, even if the data is not recoverable, you will be able to re-download all the WiiWare/VC titles that you bought. It's the only way to prevent losing all those games, in fact. I just had to do this myself, although it was for a different cause. On the upside, it only took 10 days from the day I sent it to get it back in perfect working order. On the downside, it cost $90 total including shipping. I have well over 100 WiiWare/VC titles that I bought over the years, so it was a no brainer for me. If you buy a new (or used) Wii, those games are lost forever to you.

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