Edit: the link in the quote you posted to the Oh sh!t thread seems in order already...
So, I guess I'm pretty much ****ed? Should I just send it in to Nintendo? Apparently, it only costs $75, and I get to keep my VC and WiiWare games. Thanks for all of your help. I feel a lot better knowing that I did everything I could to fix it myself before spending money on a repair.
@OP, I can't help you. Only thing I can think of is to wait for a game with 4.4 update on it, and that may never happen.
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