Hi, first a general thanks to this site as a whole. After searching through the forums I learned how to make a backup copy of Wii games (i.e. got the right drive, programs, etc.). Thanks! Now a couple, well, dumb questions that weren't as easily found searching the forums. (1) I'm in the U.S. (which I now understand is NTSC). I've reading a lot about problems potentially bricking Wii's but it usually seems to have something to do with an ISO and PAL. If I'm only backing up a Wii game I purchased in my local areas (instead of downloading an ISO) I shouldn't have any problems or be concerned if the game asks me to update my system, correct? (2) I purchased the Wii used and it had a mod chip in it. It seems that the type of mod chip you have can be important. Can someone tell me why and/or how to find out what my system has? (3) The Wii can still be connected to the internet correct? This probably sounds like a dumb question but I wasn't sure if Nintendo could do something similar to what Direct T.V. did/does when it sends kill packets to the units to cause the modified cards to fail and no longer provide all the channels? (5) Could anyone provide a brief do/don't list for a person with a mod chip that will only make backup copies of discs purchased from their region? (4) I'm off to look at the game cube forum now, but I'm hoping that making a backup of a game cube game (I want to get Mario Kart) is the same process as a Wii game? I thought the discs were smaller and didn't realize or know whether the LG drive would play them too. Thanks for any help and sorry for the long first post. I know that searching for answers first is the correct thing to do (which is what I did to learn what to buy to backup games). But the above questions must of been to simply because I didn't see a lot of discussion about them.