I have the same problem. same stupid read error 1053.
I just soft modded my wii using the Messies 4.2 hacking guide.
Cant seem to run my burns or my HDD games.
I got the same thing.
My wii is brand new i and i soft moded it
it was bought on December 18
so i am assuming i have the thing that was mentioned above that prevents me form playing back ups
i bought it today and im having the same problem, error 1053
Same here I bought my console 1 month ago but I have new edition (Black Wii).
Well, I am able to use USB Loader, Wiiflow etc...
did you format it properly with WBFS?