With the advent of trucha signer, I am looking at a hack for changing the language on a JAP wii to english. I was wondering if anyone knew the more technical reasons behind why a semi-brick happens when you update with the wrong firmware, rather than the firmware simply changing to (for example) 3.1J to 3.2E, with the correct language. Is the actual hardware in the different region Wii's different, or is there some other reason behind it? I'm trying to work out how you could apply a later update to a JAP wii that would change the language, rather than simply make settings inaccessible. Many thanks for the info, and I apologise in advance for any dumb mistakes or inconsistencies in this post, I'm tired as hell atm.