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Author Topic: Wii Maintenance Mode findings  (Read 8134 times)

« on: August 15, 2008, 01:26:37 PM »
I have a couple findings from the Wii Maintenance Mode. Here is what changes when you activate it:

-Wii Message Mode disabled

-Internet disabled

-Certain settings can't be changed.

-Turns off after activating any channels.

Channel Preview Screen changes:

Disc Channel: Nothing changes here.

Mii Channel: Nothing changes.

Photo Channel (1.1): The only thing that shows up is the bulletin board backround.

Wii Shop Channel (1.1): Nothing.

News Channel: No message/news appears.

Forcast Channel: No message/current weather appears.

Nintendo Channel: The logo doesn't appear.

Mario Kart Channel: The Mario Kart is in English, but, the Channel is in Japanese. Also, the karts show up like this:

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Everybody Votes Channel: Nothing.

WiiWare/Virtual Console: Nothing.

Check Mii Out Channel: Nothin.

Internet Channel: You should know this by now.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 02:01:31 PM »
Wii Maintenance Mode?  Forgive me for being ignorant, but what exactly is that?
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 02:38:25 PM »
Yeah... is this a homebrew thing, or something like that?
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008, 10:45:39 AM »
Sounds kinda pointless acctivating it
Noy Duh

« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008, 11:33:43 AM »
Wii Maintenance Mode?  Forgive me for being ignorant, but what exactly is that?

Its...

Yeah... is this a homebrew thing, or something like that?

Nope, but good guess!

Actually, it's this somewhat hidden mode in the Wii menu. Basically, when you see the warning screen when you first turn on the Wii, hold down "-" and "+" and press A and you'll get a notification that you're in Maintenance Mode. No one really knows what it's for. (Besides what it says in its name)

The only thing I find interesting about it is that the Mario Kart channel is in Japaneese.

« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008, 11:55:44 AM »
Maybe it's like Safe Mode on Windows. Maybe it disables everything that could interfere with normal Wii functionality, but I can't imagine what that'd be other than new channels.
You didn't say wot wot.

« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008, 12:05:46 PM »
Can you get out of maintenance mode?
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Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008, 01:26:51 PM »
I would assume you just do the same thing again to get out of it...
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 08:33:12 PM »
I would assume that since you have to press buttons when booting, it wouldn't enter the maintenance mode if you didn't hit those buttons. Is that really not obvious?
That was a joke.

« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 08:46:54 PM »
I wonder if there's a boot menu mode.  I ask because the only experience I have with a "maintenance" mode is with my PDA, which also has a boot menu, allowing you to do stuff that will actually destroy your hardware.  Seriously, explosions and whatnot.  I haven't tried it yet.
Today's actually... nobody's birthday!  Quick, hurry up and make a baby!

« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 09:32:27 PM »
Can you get out of maintenance mode?
It said up there that to trn MM off you have to activate any channel
Lets find out!

Edit: Hmmm Cool I love the Mkw channel, but I coulnt find anything about teh settings
« Last Edit: August 17, 2008, 09:48:22 PM by Negative_Zero »
Noy Duh

« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2008, 08:13:38 PM »
I can run the internet chnnel just fine when in maintenance mode.
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2008, 03:30:43 PM »
Can you get out of maintenance mode?

Yes. Going into a channel or turning off your Wii gets you out of it.

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