I've been having loads of trouble with my wii/wiikey reading burned games, i have a whole different thread explaining what i did. What i am wondering now, is if the chip is dead for sure, or if its a bad wire or bad solder job. Soldering should be perfect, but it could still be a bad wire. The only way i can know for sure is if someone confirms for me that the 3.1u or 3.0u wii update (the one with SMG) does not stop the WiiKey 1.9b recovery disc from working. I need somebody that has the latest 3.1u update to try it for me please. I have tried everything to get that disc to work, waiting 5 minutes each time knowing it isnt supposed to look like it is doing anything. No burned discs are detecting and i dont wanna start soldering till i know i have too. Has anyone removed a WiiKey after soldering directly to the motherboard? Is it hard? I was thinking of eliminating the wires and soldering directly to the board, but i need to know that the 1.9b recovery disc works in 3.1u before i start soldering again. Thanks a bunch.