Have a Wii that had a WiiKey 1 in it. It took the 3.4 update and I had thought my WiiKey went out so I replaced it with a WiiKey 2. When that didn't work, I learned of the 3.4 problem so I loaded homebrew and downgraded the software to 3.2.

While installing the Wiikey 2 I managed to break the sata cable connector. I ordered a new on from Mouser, replaced the broken one, cleaned a ton of flux off the ribbon cable.

All seemed good for about a couple of weeks, then I purchased a WiiFit. Inserted the original disk and now all of a sudden everytime I insert a ANY disk, I get a black screen that tells me:

An error has occurred. Press the Eject Button and remove the disc, then turn the Wii console off and refer to the Wii Operations Manual for help troubleshooting

I've not tried removing the WiiKey. I am going to do that next.

What have I done?? Maybe my disk has gone south or I bricked the unit?? My thought is to buy a new disk drive for it? Would this fix it or am I wasting my money and I should just buy a whole new Wii?

Thanks for the help,