So I'm starting to get the "system files corrupted" message every few times I play. It's never during actual gameplay, just in the main menu area. So I figured, what are the chances this was purchased on release day last year. So I give nintendo a call and talk to a lady in hopes that I'll be able to send it in. By the way, I purchased this second hand. Anyways, I give her my serial number and tell her my issue. She types it in and says, oh, I'm sorry, this was bought November 19th, 2006. And I'm like, "Oh, I guess I'm screwed then huh?" "Guess so," was her reply. Thanks a ton Nintendo, appreciate a sliver of help. This is why I like Apple. I missed my warranty coverage by a couple of weeks. If you aren't familiar with Apple, they give you one year of complimentary service. Anytime in that year, you can pay $250 for an extra two years. But you have to do it within that first year or you miss out. Well, I missed it by three weeks, gave them a call. I had to send in a receipt that showed my purchase date. Couple days later I get an email saying my service protection has been extended into 2009. Figured I'd share my phone call with everyone. If anyone has any advice, let me know. I live in washington, they have a big office here in seattle. I doubt I'll get anything done, this sucks.... Oh and I have not modded this wii in anyway. But I'm thinking about doing it now, especially since it's half broke at this point.