I have no idea why i haven't registered an account on here till now since I've been using this sight for over a year for information but here i am. I've been perusing all over the web for helpful, intelligent information on HOW to virginize a wii - the pro's - the con's - the idiots that'll create bricks from doing it and so forth so: PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY!!!!! Well, i want you to know - IT'S POSSIBLE! i AM aware that there is information posted on here on HOW to do it if you read carefully and there will definitely be a fleet of n00bs who WILL SCREW IT UP and then attempt to flame the hell out of the site!! so here's my situation and my question: SITUATION: I've had my LU30 Wii for almost 2 years now and over the months I've recently noticed that my pointer is getting progressively worse... it stutters...not ALL the time but only in specific instances and playing certain games: Stutters *Pulses* and is incredibly sensitive during the following uses ALL the time: Mii Channel WiiShop Channel Occasionally: Wii System Menu and Settings Homebrew USBLoader And when launching NSMB,Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 either using the original DVD's or thru USBLoader, the pointer literally disappears unless your within 2/3feet of the TV and then it behaves just like on the Mii Channel So, your probably thinking: sensor bar - tried 2 other sensor bars and tried another wii using MY sensor bar - other wii works fine and the other sensor bars create the same issue when connected to my wii remote - tried 5 other remotes and tried the remotes on another Wii - All the remotes have the same issue on MY Wii but all including mine work fine on another lighting in the room - played in total darkness and would you believe - NO FIX AT ALL batteries - must've plowed thru 30 various kinds of batteries - ISSUE STAYS THE SAME WELL! Now I'M thinking: Software related issue - either an IOS/cIOS issue or corruption in NAND Hardware related issue - now THAT's where I'm an idiot and wouldn't know where to check beyond the physical connector for the sensor bar and believe you me, i checked that too! Channel issue - Just for the sake of argument, I've toyed with older versions of the Mii Channel to no resolve So I was an idiot at some point and deleted my ORIGINAL NAND and did some reading up on converting other NANDS to try on my Wii. I made a recent NAND backup and tried this method but it failed as i expected it would due to an incompatible boot1 (mine is boot1b - my buddie's LU50 is ?boot1a) yet both being boot2v4 with bootMii as boot2 This immediately rules out a NAND check as i currently CANT reflash the NAND with anything OTHER than MY NAND I have also downgraded my System Menu to 4.1 FROM 4.3 and still this hasn't fixed the issue (it was 4.1 when i bought it from the hock shop) I have also remodded my Wii a couple of times since and still the exact same issue persists.. So... Question: Can someone either please PM me on how to fully virginize my wii to STOCK 4.1U - it still has cIOS's from 4.3 floating around in it or Does anyone know an answer or want me to try a troubleshoot method OTHER THAN MAILING IT TO NINTENDO?