So I have a Wii with a broken DVD drive. I wanted to hack it and just run USB loaders, but someone decided it would be a good idea to upgrade it to 4.3. Since Smash Stack and Indy Pwns both require discs, I'm kinda SOL on that front. Anyway, the Wii still booted up fine and everything but I decided to open it up and see what was going on in there. Disassembled it to the point of removing the DVD drive, but it didn't look like I was going to be able to do anything after all so I closed everything back up. Wii still turns on, but when I try to launch a channel one of two things will happen: 1) the screen will go black and the controller shuts off, requiring a hard reset or 2) I will get that "An error has occurred. Press the Eject Button, remove the Game Disc..." etc screen. But now, here's the really weird thing. For shits and giggles, I tried booting without the DVD drive connected at all. Surprisingly, it actually works. I can launch the channels just fine, but it will eventually crash after a few minutes and I'm back at that "An error has occurred." screen. Any ideas what's going on here?