Wii console locks up when updating
The special channel appears as a standard icon on the Wii interface, and once loaded, will display a list of applications loaded on the SD card.
But the drawback to the new firmware update is twofold: it disables the Homebrew Channel, locking hackers out of their naughty, unofficial applications.
Some of you have reported problems with your Wii console after updating to the Wii System Menu 4.2.
The symptoms most people are describing usually occur when the Wii has been modified.
We'd like to help get your system working properly again.The update also "bricks" legitimate Wii consoles, leaving them utterly dead in the water, a brick of metal and plastic so to speak.Nintendo's technical support forum is currently lit up with reports that consoles are locking up while downloading the update, and will not reboot when unplugged and restarted; Neo GAF is also listing similar reports, with "non-HBC" Wii owners claiming "bricking" as well."The problem appears to lie with an incredibly shoddily programmed update to boot2 of the Wii," reads this forum announcement on Neo GAF.The Nintendo support forums and our tips email alike are packed with reports that Wii system update 4.2 is doing horrible things to Wii consoles, and not just the modded ones.