My wife got a Wii for Christmas from her mom. It was purchased last week from Best Buy in the USA. The serial number starts with LU39 and according to the Wii Drive Database there's a 75 percent chance it has one of the D3 drives in it that won't boot backup discs. I'm confused though because it came out of the box as a 3.4u. I don't know much about Wii's and this is the first time I've ever owned or played one, but seeing as how the current version is 4.2, wouldn't that mean this one was manufactured quite awhile ago? How long ago was it when Wii's were on 3.4? Based on what I've learned so far, I can still play Wii games through USB, but the real bummer is that I wanted to be able to play Gamecube backups. As far as I know, you can only play Gamecube backups from a disc and not USB. Plus I'd have to buy an external drive for the Wii and since I mostly wanted to play Gamecube games anyway, it looks like I might just have to hang up the whole idea of modding for now. So what do you more experienced Wii modders think? Am I looking at a D3 drive over here or what? Thanks in advance. EDIT - I did some more looking around and I'm thinking that there might be a possibility that this is a refurbished Wii? That would explain the high possibility of a D3 drive but old software version?