So, I bricked my launch PAL Wii. It had been hacked since day 1 of homebrew, but a bad IOS60 patch and it was dead. Sent it to Nintendo (Australia) with pictures of all the games I have bought (over 30) in an effort to guilt them into not charging me the 'homebrew repair' price. It worked, perhaps a little too well, as they sent me a free replacement Wii. Unfortunately it's a new model, and appears to be the PAL equivalent of LU64, the serial number starts LAH113. Came with 3.4E pre-installed. Now, I installed HBC with the Twilight hack 3.4, then did the LU64+ Fix cIOS. I can now install WADs like the USB loader forwarder. But now I don't know where to go from here. Can I use Waninkoko's 'safe' 4.0 updater/upgrader on this Wii, or will that use cIOSes that it is incompatible with? Everyone says not to downgrade, so will this method do any 'downgrading'? If I do that, will I be able to install/use WADs from the SD card? I know a patched IOS60 was neccessary for this, but will that be compatible? And are Trucha signed WADs totally dead to me now? Secondly, does anyone have any idea about region changing the game and video modes on these Wiis? On my old Wii I used anyregion changer to set the game setting and video mode to NTSC (without installing a US or JP system menu), which was the only guaranteed way to play all NTSC VC games, all of which I purchased legitimately from the JP shop (which I was 'stuck' in on my old Wii since I changed shop region then Nintendo blocked changing back!). Or maybe I'm simply better off getting a second hand older machine.