This last repair of mine was covered under a warranty from a previous repair I had done back in March. Each repair receives a new full years warranty. Nintendo covers the cost of every thing when under warranty the package is even insured after putting the shipping label on it. All it takes is the repair setup itself and then printing out the shipping label.
Nintendo' most inspired core game titles are stuck overseas. Nintendo Of America sux when it comes to the localization of these game titles as they court with their new found casual gamer/soccer mom audience this console generation. Thus indirectly promoting the growth of Homebrewing & basically telling their core audience if they want it, mod chip or Homebrew it. Thanks Nintendo! My Wii and its functionalities have never felt more complete than when I took my first sip of the Brew. - Brewaholic
a softmodded wii is out of warranty anyway... ain't that right?
What messie said is correct, installing homebrew voids the the warranty.