Hi guys! I'm new here and really need some help. I was trying to install a presoldered wii clip (I didn't fancy my own soldering skills) but after installing it things really went wrong. After fitting the clip over the chipset I went to refit the ribbon cable to the optical drive and I managed to break the brown clip that holds it in place. The hinges are broken so I reckon it's a new drive needed. However after messing around with insulating tape to get it to stay in place (with no success), I got a solid red light on the front. The system wouldn't power on at all. I looked closely at the drive again and I noticed one of the pins on the drive power connector was bent and causing a short. I managed to straighten it out and although the drive ribbon cable wasn't seated properly the wii would now power on and boot up. I decided to to test things out but I have found that whenever I load any channel the Wii freezes when I try to quit back to the Wii menu. I just get a black screen and it won't respond to the remote or the power button. I have to remove the power cord to reboot it and again it works fine from the main dashboard. The channels are stable when they are run and work without any issue. I tried a VC game but they are crashing during play (eg SMB1 crashes when you pick up the first power up mushroom or jump over the third pipe). I have managed to find a supplier of refurbished Wii optical drives which takes care of the broken brown clip and the bent pins and may get me up and running again. I am just concerned that I have managed to knacker the whole thing and a new Wii is needed. Am I chucking good money after bad and I will still have this crashing problem after the drive is replaced or is this normal if you run your Wii with no drive in it? Any advice at all is greatly appreciated.