Some of you are not going to believe this, but I have some bad news to reports to the wii community. There ARE wii's out there that ARE NOT compatible with the wiikey! I"M HERE TO CONFIRM THIS! so from my post above, you can see I was having trouble getting my wiikey to function. So after reinstall, after re-install (NO I DID NOT BURN THE PADS OFF, i use a 15 watt iron because i'm no fool). I decided to try a different wii as I have a few that i sell on ebay (I decided that I will sell mine that i could not mod on ebay "As is")and explain why. So when i took the new wii apart I noticed something right away. the Panasonic chip that you soldered too looked slightly different. My new wii looked like all of the pictures that I have ever seen of _wiikey installations. My old wii however (the one the wiikey did not works on) had a slightly different panasonic chip (It had all 6 solder points like the V1 board) But I don't know how to explain it, about 5 of the pins on the top of the panasonic chip...looked different!..i wish i took a picture, because I don't plan to take it back apart. They were indented a little, but not like someone previous to me messed up a mod job. I'm an EE student, and frequently see electronics boards, and this was done by a machine..no human..so where ever this odd dvd-drive came from..lets hope there is only a few floating around BECAUSE IT WAS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WIIKEY. First try: I tried a wiikey clone....didn't work, only loaded original games Second try: figured I got a def. clone, so i got a genuine wiikey! SAME THING! Only originals load! At this point i say to myself..WTF! how did I get a def. genuine wiikey too! So i decide to try one last thing.... My genuine wiikey, in a different, brand new wii. So i modded the new wii, this one did not have to odd indented pins on the panasonic chip. Now after the first install its working great!! Loads up every type of media i throw at it! Thnaks for your help, but some may wish to spread word of this news around!!! I don't think my wiikey clone was faulty after all, but its nice to know i did support the real makers of the wiikey by the way, i got this wii from a walmart in the USA! Thanks!