Wii U memory failures fixed with an $8 Raspberry Pi Pico #piday #raspberrypi
There is a memory issue with the Wii U causing an epidemic of bricked consoles. This could be devastating for collectors and archivist. The e-shope closes next week and for a console that didn’t sell very well, any loss of units is worrisome.
Fear not! The pico may just be the solution. Voultar goes through the steps on YouTube. Reported on by Club386:
This fix ‘patches’ the title ID that somehow gets corrupt, causing the system to become unable to launch the OS menu. To be more precise, the Raspberry Pi Pico is used to inject UDPIH which allows booting from the SD card – without any pre-modification to the Wii U – that hosts a recovery menu file. To do so, the Pico must be connected to one of the front USB ports right at the moment the Wii U drive initialises.
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