I've had a WiiKey since those came out. My Wii is the first model, with the very original and super-easy-to-mod DVD drive. I bought a WiiKey back in like 2008 - pre-soldered to the Wii Clip, since I can't solder to save my life. (I actually had a friend try to solder a WiiKey on HIS drive and broke the thing. That scared me away from the concept) It worked flawlessly until last year. I could burn 1:1 ISOs and read them, no USB loaders or anything like that needed. I noticed recently that it isn't working. If I have the WiiClip attached, and I put in a burned disc, the disc just spins and gives the little ? picture indicating it can't read the disc. Sometimes it shows the picture, but when I go to start it I get "An error has occurred" or it just freezes the system. What makes this worse, though, is that my system also doesn't want to play retail discs with the modchip attached. It does the same thing... either gives me a ? or errors out. I thought maybe my drive had died (after all, I got 5 years' use out of it), so I bought a replacement drive, which had the exact same problem as my original one. If I take the WiiClip off (this is one benefit to solderless modchips), it reads retail discs perfectly fine with no issues. Now, my dilemma is that they haven't made the original design WiiKey in years. (As far as I know). Same goes with the WiiClip. Do those modchips ever just die? I didn't think anything of it since I hadn't played a disc on my Wii in quite a while, after I finally dug the system out of storage I noticed it didn't work anymore. Or could there be something else wrong?