Hi, I recently decided to upgrade my Softmii installation on my Wii from 2.9.5 to the more stable 3.0. I was able to install 2.9.5 successfully before people started telling us not to use it. I Wanted to do as clean of a installation as possible, so i uninstalled all the VC games, wiiware, forwarder channels, and all other channels on my wii except the hombrew channel and started the instillation. In the process of doing this I also uninstalled Ios16 using the not custom Wad Manager because I remember having installed it for my forwarder channels. I then tried to install Bootmii but it would not let me. (Boy am I sad that it did not even let me run the instillation) I then went to install DVDx_fw3.4_comex, but accidentally clicked on CIOS Corp above it and loaded that. It then proceeded (without asking me if I wanted them) to install CIOS Corp again. I just decided to wait till then end and continue where I left off, but near the end of the instillation the install process stopped and an error message came up telling me to consult my wii operations manual. I was able to get into preloader .29 since I had that installed and from there the homebrew channel. I then tried using the downgrader that was supplied to us in 2.9.5 to downgrade my wii to 3.4 so that I could reinstall the system menu with a fresh update. After the upgrade was complete and it restarted, my wii refuses to display anything. I turn it on and there is a black screen. I am bricked. I cannot seem to get to preloader because of the firmware downgrade and I dont have bootmii installed. Am I boned or can savemii, some nifty piece of software, or something else help me? I was running 4.0 with the homebrew channel and preloader at the beginning of all of this. The most recent complete softmii package that I installed and got working was 2.9.5 although I have installed every softmii revision on my wii since 2.0. I have been trying to get the wii to boot into a diagnostic mode by holding down all the dpad buttons on a gamecube controller in the 4th player slot, but I have been unsuccessful in doing so. Either I am not doing it right, or my wii is so far gone that it cant even go into the correct maintenance mode. Here is a video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nF8QYx6MaM And I called Nintendo up and they said they would charge $85 for a replacement with no hidden fees or raises. And I asked them to clarify several times. Do you guys think it is worth it to try and send it in? I have homebrew channel installed and thats it, but I might also have cioscorp and other ios files changed around a bit. But again, they did assured me that no matter what the price would not be raised. Any thoughts?