I recently had to send the old console out a few months ago as I was getting these strange pixels showing up in the middle of my screen. Something with the graphics card. Nintendo support was awesome and I sent it out and got a new one within a week. I buy Mario Cart today and decide to give her a spin (the Wii doesn't get used THAT much). The first disc I opened was scratched and could not be read (NEVER had that happen before on a new game), a quick exchange later and I've got my brand spanking new disc. I put it in and hear what can best be described as a coffee grinder sound and the disc craps out part way through loading. The same noise happens with some of my other discs. I couldn't reach Nintendo support today as it happened after business hours. I'll be on the horn tomorrow AM and see about getting this one taken care of. So, this will be Wii number 3 for my house. Thankfully this has all been under warranty, but I've NEVER had these kinds of issues with ANY console I've owned in the past.