This is the third time I've hacked a Wii, but this time around was a lot later than the other two. Unfortunately this is a friend's Wii now, so I feel really bad about it. But enough with that, let's see if I have any chance of fixing this. I used bannerbomb this time instead of the Twilight Hack. Everything was going fine until the Homebrew Channel appeared upside-down. So I reinstalled it, and that seemed to fix it. Then I decided I should install Preloader, just like I did to mine, to keep things safe. I did, but then the Homebrew Channel wouldn't load, and the System Menu wouldn't load either ("Wii System Files are corrupt"). I remembered that the version of the system menu was 3.4U, which apparently isn't a good candidate for the Preloader...crap. I figured out that the Preloader wasn't loading the Homebrew Channel because it was a new version of the Homebrew Channel so I installed the modified version of Preloader 0.29 and that at least let me get into there. I thought I was on easy street, something should be able to fix the system menu. I tried the AnyRegionChanger to change it to 3.2U. But I noticed that the region number didn't match USA (which is like 47 or something), it was 18 (which I assumed is for Canada, where I live). I changed it to 47 (or 49 or whatever it was), since I heard the region was supposed to match, and installed it. There was some error about some ES_Identify. Lo and behold, it doesn't work. No Preloader appears if I hold down the Reset button when pressing Power, nothing at all, not even a "Wii System Files are corrupt" message. Any suggestions? Anything at all? Or am I seriously hooped? ... While writing this, I talked to my friend about it. No hard feelings. But if he trusts me to do it again, I'm definitely going to be less hasty.