OK. A friend and I have wiikeys that I installed. And I am fairly sure of my workmanship, Mine works perfectly. And I mean PERFECTLY. It loaded galaxy perfectly on the first try, and both SSBB discs (D5 and D9) without a hitch. As well as about a dozen backups that all loaded as though they were originals. Now my friend's is the polar opposite. I installed it at my house, ran the 1.3 update disc with no problems, then the 1.9g. I tried galaxy, which worked as it should. I, ignorantly, assumed that it worked just fine. I gave him a copy of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games, perfect. I gave him a GREAT burn of D5 Brawl, didn't read it. (Went to the disc channel, attempted read, both discs phase out and ? mark pops up.) Same deal with a Verbatim + DL burn of the D9 that I tested THOROUGHLY on mine before giving it to him. Now, it will sometimes load Galaxy, never loads Brawl, and always loads the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games and all originals and gamecube files fine, but it won't read the 1.3 config disc (it senses a gamecube disc, but won't read it. It isn't semi bricked, and we are flustered. My suspicions are, in order of my view of their plausibility: 1. Bad flash of the 1.9g. 2. Damaged solder joint en route between our houses (he rode the bus with his wii in a padded backpack.) 3. Damaged discs for the same reason. 4. dirty lens. 5. Unforeseen, unexplainable circumstances. I came here because most of you are more experienced than I at this stuff, so I figured I would come and see what an expert opinion would be. Thanks in advance!!