Hi, I have a launch wii with an original Wiikey 1 soldered. I have been able to read backups dvd without any problem for a very long time but recently, after playing around with softmod stuff to install a usb loader, my wiikey somehow stopped working. I don't exactly know what's wrong or what messed it up, maybe it was some softmod stuff or a system menu update I did in the meantime, (i'm on 4.2U now), but I can't remember if it was working or not after my last update). I even tried "revirginizing" my wii to erase softmod by reinstalling a bunch or ISO and flushing NAND, I left only the HBC, but still, I can't read any backup, not even the wiikey config or firmware discs) Anyway, I know my wiikey should be working even with 4,2 and softmod, but it doesnt. I can read original retail discs just fine, but no backup will read anymore. So it mean the Wii itself is fine, it just seems to be the wiikey that is broken. I tried several things to restore it, including some wiikey restore disc that is supposed to reflash the chip to factory, but so far, no luck. I tried burning many dvds, using GCOS or not, filechopper or not, so far nothing works. But my softmod is running fine. I have the HBC and usb loader and I can play all the games I want from a HD, but I would just want to restore my wiikey for the fun of it :-) This morning I dissassembled my wii to make sure the wiikey is still there and it looked fine with all the soldering ok) So I was wondering if there is a way to load the wiikey config disc or firmware update using HBC. I have extracted the wiikey discs ISO using simply winrar and there is a .dol file at the root, so i'm assuming I should be able to copy the files on a SD card and launch it somehow, but I didn't figure it out yet. Anyone have any idea how to do it? Or is it even possible? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!