When I first softmodded my wii I followed the step by step instructions installing HBC and then all that ios stuff. Ok well now I'm upgraded to CIOScorp 3.5. I keep reading all this stuff about bricking from power outages to scratched dvd's. My question is this....... how do I know that I can recover from a brick? All I know is that at power up if I keep the reset button pushed then the preloader menu comes up and it's preloader 0.29 but it says there is an update and when I try to update it locks up. I don't have a nand backup because I don't have a big enough sd card and I forgot but there was something about boot2 and if won't work then you have to install something else. Anyways I just want to make sure that I'm safe in case my son does something because it is his wii but like all 8 year olds who knows what he's capable of? Thanks.