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    new to this

    but not new to the whole electronics scene.
    I have experience soldering,modding several types of electronic entertainment.
    look forward to learning this stuff here!
    I had a friend soft mod my wii for me years ago and it worked great but now I am looking to update it and to learn these consoles myself.
    it has the back up channel on it and is at version 3.4U
    Now from what I have read already I know I need to update the system to use the guide,,is this going to be safe?
    I tried a couple of back up games my freind brought over to play and I get the 001 error I believe it is on the back up channel.so i fuguired I need to update the soft mod for the newer games,,or maybe go ahead and set it up to play my back ups off a HDD so i dont have to worry about my discs anymore.
    any advice and help would be greatly appreciated!!
    Last edited by castaway68; 04-07-2013 at 02:29 PM. Reason: adding info

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    ok i got it done,ran into some bad checksums but I keep re downloading and writing to the SD card till all was good and now its up and running!!

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