So Today I wanna share with all of you my wiikey installation experience.. First of all I want you to know that I had absolutely no experience soldering anything prior to installing the wiikey.. and I want to say that if I had known what I was gonna encounter I wouldn't have even attempt it.. but I'm glad I did. I used the wire method for my install and I followed a lot of tutorials that kept saying you have to put a bead of solder onto the points, and then put the wire on top... but my common sense told me that if alot of people had already melted their points trying this.. it must mean the points are made out of solder right? so this is what I did... I touched a wire to its corresponding point and simply touched my soldering iron (15w) to the wire itself.. I thought, that if the heat transfered from the wire to the point I was golden.. and what do you know? heat from the wire itself went right onto the point, and since it wasn't too hot, it was quite enough to melt the point just enough so that the wire would sink into it.. I took the iron out and voila! a strong connection... I didnt use any solder onto the board and I'm glad I didn't since the points are so tiny and so close together I was sure I would bridge them.. The wiikey itself was another different matter however... cause they don't come with pre-solder.. so here's where I took close to 2 hours just to place the right amount of solder, so that I wouldn't bridge anything together either... for a few moments there I did touch points together.. but luckily the iron was still close by so that I could melt them apart.... People.. trust me! when people tell you to take your wii to a professional if you don't have experience soldering.. Listen to them! I was lucky enough my hands were not so trembly.. but it is a hard install if you haven't done this before... after a few close calls my wiikey was installed and ready to go. So I went to try it out.. and what do you know.. neither, backups or original were booting up.. so I thought.. serves me right... but then.. I realized that the drive was making a funny noise everytime I would load up a disc.. it turns out the drive was being pressured onto the board when I screwed it back in.. so I loosened it up a bit, and put a cushion between the board and the drive... 2 pieces of double sided foam tape to be exact, so that it wouldnt be pressure between the board and the drive.. and what do you know.. originals and backups load like a charm! I'm so glad this worked.. but I cannot stress this enough! if you have no experience don't risk it. thanks for reading.. and if you have no experience, and still want to try I can try and answer any questions you might have, just remember, I'm not liable for whatever might happen to your wii or wiikey.