Hey everyone, I'm new here and I've been searching for some answers all night. Firstly, I have a japanese wii given to me as a gift. It was bought in china and it was already modded so I have no idea how or what chip was used (which annoys me to no end). An unfortunate incident involving a large house party, some guy's NTSC-U mario strikers charged and my slight inebriation caused me to not warn people to not put in their own games. Luckily, Strikers Charged only semi-bricked the wii (no settings working). Now, here's where the questions begin. The reported success in unbricking the jap wii involves an updated (1.9g if I recall) wiikey. If I don't know what/how the wii was modded how can I figure this out/work around it. Should I still attempt an unbricking with SMG jap? Is it not worth the risk? Second: if i still go with it, I've seen that there is that doubling of the wii channels. Is there currently a way to remove the doubles? Third: and this is an embarrassing one. I've been trying to find this one out ever since I got my wii but haven't gotten a clear answer. I live in the united states, and let's assume I successfully unbrick my wii. If I connect my jap wii to the internet, will it only try and get japanese firmware updates (which I know are good for me) or will it try and give me NTSC-U updates (which are bad for me obviously). Am I safe to connect to the USA internet (the bad scary USA internet) with me jap wii. I image not many people can answer this because not too many have jap wii's in the states. Also ... since I'm blathering everything else out. Does anyone have the jap wii menu's translated into English? Nope, I don't understand japanese. Sigh. Thanks for any and all help you can give me.