Hello all, wanting to mod a brand new Wii bought from Best Buy. Just had a few questions about some of the potential hazards of modding the wii. I looked around the forums and saw several terms that I have no clue what they are, how to get them, and how to get rid of them... If someone could explain them, I would be most appreciative. Thanks in advance. Serial Number: LU57641XXXX What Mod chip would I need, along with the Wii-Clip, I dont know how to solder and dont know anyone else who has steady hands or knows how. I know how to do the Twilight Hack, and plan on installing the correct version of wii-clip once i figure out what version I need. Just need help with the following... Bricking: I assume this happens from a botched firmware install. Banner Bricking: I have no clue what this is, how one gets this, or how one gets rid of this. Dual Channles: I know what this is, but how to does one get, or get rid of? Firmware updates on games: Self Explanatory, I read that you use Trucha to remove the update? Is it easy to do? Wii-Connect Firmware updates: Is it safe to download the updates and update the wii, or will the official firmware brick my wii? NTSC-U: It is an American Wii, and I just want to leave it that way. I only plan on playing USA games, so I dont think there will be a need to mess with the regional coding, or those of games. I am correct? If anyone know of any other hazards, or just anything I should know before I proceed, please let me know. Thanks in advance for any help. I am sure that people ask these kinds of questions, and I appologize if they are noobish. I am new to the Wii scene.