Trying to make this a fun thread: Ok, I got several Wii's, but I use 1 primarily to test all kinds of apps and other things on. I just backed up my retail disc of smg2 and went to try it and the channel in the menu showed up and when I hit start it gave me a "disc could not be read" error. I then thought, hmm, maybe a bad dump or something. So I tried a different backup of a different game and it worked, so I made another dump of smg2 with a different app and it would not even display it in the system channel menu. I put the first backup that HAD displayed back in to see if it would display and it didn't. I thought ok, test the other backups as before and now they don't work. As a matter of a fact ALL MY WII GAMES WILL NOT WORK NOW(ORIGINALS AND BACKUPS). So let me give you some background on this Wii. Launch Wii WiiKey 1 (original no clone) Switch put in for Dual Layer support when there was none.(turns off the power of the chip and leaves the Wii fully functional) then 3.2U updated (wanin) replace shell with the Black Knight(so now it's a black Wii)(been that way for prolly 3 years or better) bootmii preloader priiloader then 4.2U updated (wanin) I've tested all versions of cIOSCORP(DarkCORP also) I've tested MMM and SciiFii I've changed the Menu a thousand times messing around wadder.net I've tested more apps than you could ever imagine on this thing. I used it for the primary source of copying my old backups to USB through USBLoader GX. (quite a few)(probably to many)(probably what the problem is) I have been VERY hard on this Wii, I've upgraded and downgraded several times, I've installed and uninstalled SEVERAL cIOS and IOS There isn't really a whole lot this thing hasn't seen or done. I love my little tester Wii. I think myself that it's just tired and want's to pass over to the big gaming room in the sky, but I'm not ready for it to go yet. I have cleaned it out a billion times and once again last night I cleaned it out after a bunch of testing and It is now once again on 3.2U which is just a preference of mine. (what menu version all my custom menus I made are at) My questions are before I open it up: (be nice when answering please ) 1.) any ios or cios that could be affecting it? 2.) who else here besides me thinks it is the laser? 3.) anyone suggest a good place for a replacement laser if it isn't just dirt on the lens? 4.) how many people love their Wii like I do? 5.) what would you do? No matter what I can still run usb and all that but that's not the point, dad burn thins been good to me, I just wanna give a little back to it by fixin er up.