I have a launch day wii that i broke the dvd rom in a longgggg time ago when wiikey first came out and i noticed that soft modding works "easy" now (ive been out of the scene for the entire time obviously). Ive been trying to softmod it now for about 18 hours straight and i cant figure out whats wrong...heres a little history....

started out with v2.0 dashboard, which none of the tutorials covered..so not thinking i updated 4.2. After installing homebrew channel nothing works for me. I cant load any programs from the homebrew channel itself. Which makes it hard to run Trucha Bug Restorer,the only thing that loads is WAD Manager. So i kept trying, and trying, and trying, and trying. I would try a bunch of stuff, reformat using the option in the wii menu, rinse, and repeat. eventually i downgraded to 3.2, which gave me the same problem. i could install the homebrew channel, but nothing else would load except for wad manager. The only way i can get anything to load is by putting it on the sd card and loading it through the banner hack, but even then i still get errors when trying to install stuff. So...i updated to 4.1....still the same problems. Am i missing something? Every time i try to load a program it goes to a black screen and doesn't do anything. At one point in 3.2 i had it so i could load up all the apps and everything was perfect...except i couldn't load any games. It would go to a black screen with green lines on the top of the screen.