I have a Wii with an unusual brick problem. Unit had been upgraded to 3.4 through nintendo long before this problem started. Homebrew was never installed. The Wii will start, video works, and I get the startup screen, but I never get the "Press A" message. Pressing "A" on the controller does nothing. The DVD continues to run until the unit is turned off. The unit has a WiiKey 2 installed, and I was able to use the Game Cube controller trick (recovery mode) to verify that 3.4 was loaded. I also used recovery mode with an autoboot game and was able to load and run the game. Since the unit was running 3.4, none of the Trucha Signed repair disk will work. I did try the "Backup Disc" and was able to backup everything (one file at a time) to the SD card, except for 1 VC file that fails (Everyone Votes Channel). Restoring this VC file hangs the Wii, even when I tried a good copy of the VC from a working Wii. Delete All, Full Backup, and Full Restore also hang. I managed to use the Zelda Hack to load both "Any Title Deleter" and "Wad Manager" even though I was never able to boot to the menu. However I have still not been able to unbrick this Wii. The system hangs when I try to delete any the following with "Any Title Deleter" or replace the IOS's with "Wad Manager 1.3" Everyone Votes Channel System Menu IOS 30 I can delete every other file I've tried, and can install other Wad/system files with the WAD manager no problem. My Guess is that I have a physically bad flash chip, or a chip has corruption that can't be repaired using available tools Any thoughts other than remove the mod chip & send it back to Nintendo?