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Use this guide to replace a worn-out fan.

  1. Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii. Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii.
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii.

    Die Abdeckungen sind geklebt, stecken also nicht.

    Ludger - Contestar

    Don’t mistakenly remove the rubber case feet

    Bob Trout - Contestar

  2. Remove the two 8.3 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the covers you just removed.
    • Remove the two 8.3 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the covers you just removed.

    Before you start, get a small plastic tray with at least 15 small bins in it, and put the screws you take out in each step in the bins in order. It makes reassembly a LOT easier.

    larry - Contestar

    NOTE: You need a Y1 screwdriver. Be careful when buying the little red screwdrivers on Amazon that claim to fit the Wii - they don’t!! From personal experience.

    Robotai - Contestar

    Just to add to Robotai’s comment, if you do get the little red/orange screwdrivers on Amazon, file off the tip. It if’s mostly blunt, it fits the tri-wing screws much better.

    jeff - Contestar

    1/16 x 1 craftsman Phillips mini screwdriver works for this if you don’t have the tri-wing driver

    grace nicosin - Contestar

    How do you make one ? If you don’t have the screwdriver

    Ethan - Contestar

  3. Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw under the controller port door nearest the faceplate.
    • Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw under the controller port door nearest the faceplate.

  4. Use a metal spudger to remove the rubber foot stuck to the side of the Wii near the DVD drive opening.
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the rubber foot stuck to the side of the Wii near the DVD drive opening.

    All of the rubber feet on my very old Wii had literally melted into a gooey mess and just needed to be scraper off and cleaned with alcohol.

    Bob Robins - Contestar

  5. Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw hidden under the foot you just removed.
    • Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw hidden under the foot you just removed.

    please help! my lil sis got a disc stuck in my wii while it was off!!! please help fast!!!

    Leah Vegan - Contestar

  6. Carefully pull the faceplate away from the front of the Wii. Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the LED cable's plastic connector from the motherboard.
    • Carefully pull the faceplate away from the front of the Wii.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the LED cable's plastic connector from the motherboard.

    • Remove the faceplate.

    surprisingly, this was the trickiest step for me. I almost completely mangled the wires when my tweezers slipped as I was attempting to remove the connector.

    rbelknap - Contestar

    I ended up using needle nose pliars on this step.

    Awesome detailed guide made this very easy, thank you author!

    Glenn Woodard - Contestar

    Can someone direct me to what I need to do? My tweezers slipped and I cut one of the wires on the connector. Where can I find a new Y plug for the wii?

    jaredslaweski - Contestar

    I also broke my wire trying to use tweezers. I should have known better. I use (normally do) a spudger on one side and my fingernail on the other to gently pry these types of connectors out. I ended up buying a replacement faceplate on ebay.

    Tyler - Contestar

    This was the hardest part for me. I tried using my fingernails, two different tweezers, and needle nose pliers, but I ended up cutting both the wires. Anyway, I put some electric tape over the exposed wires and just reassembled the system. Funny thing is that the LED still works and I have not noticed any difference. I'm not sure what those wires did, but they seem to not be important.

    Nick - Contestar

    For people still wondering after all these years, :), The connector is for the blue leds around the dvd when loading and unloading a disk.

    Niels -

    I also broke off the flimsy wires at the connector. To NOT break the wires, alternate pressing on the right and left sides of the connector with a small flathead screwdriver. Be patient, it will eventually work itself free. There isn't enough to grab onto with the tweezers and you'll only succeed in having them slip off, grab the wires, and yank the wires out.

    Good news is that if you do rip out the wires, no worries... I didn't reconnect them and the unit works just fine. I have no idea what those wires are even for. Power LED continues to work no problem.

    jasendorf - Contestar

    I used two small flat head screw drivers, one on each side to pry out the connector. This created less pressure from me and reduced my chance of cutting the wires.

    mulkey - Contestar

    This guide is really marvellous - works a treat. But I would definitely recommend needle nose pliers for this step rather than tweezers. It's really easy if you use pliers and potentially damaging if not, and you get it wrong. I had one sniff at it with tweezers then immediate nipped out to the garage for my pliers!

    thepitcanary - Contestar

    Definitely a tricky step with that connector. I also cut broke the wire accidentally and was going to just give up trying to fix the Wii. However, as others stated the Wii works just fine, including the lights. I do wonder what those wire are for.

    darcaesar - Contestar

    I also had a lot of trouble trying to get the connector off with tweezers. Ended up leaving it attached. It does not really get in the way of remaining steps.

    Ron Even - Contestar

    Needlenose pliers did the trick for us!

    Ron Cormier - Contestar

    Needlenose pliers did it for us!

    Ron Cormier - Contestar

    You can save yourself some trouble at this point and skip the rest of the disassembly: See that green tab to the left of the sd card slot? THAT’S the wifi board (and that green tab, in hindsight, seems designed to make it accessible without taking apart the whole device, don’t you think?) A little careful spudging, and you’ve got it out, ready to replace! (There’s a guy who shows the process on youtube, if you want to review first)

    Will - Contestar

    I got the connector out ok thanks to the suggestions here, but I couldn’t figure out how to reattach it. In the end, I just kind of threw it in and it worked fine.

    Christine Wittmer - Contestar

    Very clear instructions - thanks! Faceplate needed replacing after one of my son’s friends accidentally kicked it across the room. $10 bucks to fix, thanks to ebay and these instructions. I’d never heard of a “tri-wing” screw before.

    LInda Rawlins - Contestar

    I just left the connector alone and kept it connected while working on it. There is enough wire to allow you to do what you need if you are just careful not to snag it on anything.

    Michael Payne - Contestar

    This was the trickiest part, I almost broke the wires using tweezers and pliers, so instead use a flat end screwdriver to pry it out, when putting it back in use needlenose pliers to start it then use your fingernail to go the rest of the way.

    grace nicosin - Contestar

  7. Open the controller port cover until it is perpendicular to the black controller port bezel. Pull the controller port cover straight up to release it from the outer case. Repeat this procedure for the memory card port cover.
    • Open the controller port cover until it is perpendicular to the black controller port bezel.

    • Pull the controller port cover straight up to release it from the outer case.

    • Repeat this procedure for the memory card port cover.

  8. Remove the two remaining 4.1 mm Phillips screws along the top edge of the black plastic controller port bezel. Lift the bezel from the long edge furthest away from the controller ports and remove it from the Wii.
    • Remove the two remaining 4.1 mm Phillips screws along the top edge of the black plastic controller port bezel.

    • Lift the bezel from the long edge furthest away from the controller ports and remove it from the Wii.

  9. Remove the two 5 mm Phillips screws above the controller ports.
    • Remove the two 5 mm Phillips screws above the controller ports.

  10. Use a metal spudger to remove the three highlighted screw covers stuck to the side of the Wii.
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the three highlighted screw covers stuck to the side of the Wii.

  11. Remove the following screws:
    • Remove the following screws:

    • Two 5 mm Phillips screws

    • One 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screw

  12. Use a metal spudger to remove the two rubber feet stuck to the bottom face of the Wii near the rear ports.
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the two rubber feet stuck to the bottom face of the Wii near the rear ports.

  13. Remove the two 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the feet you just removed.
    • Remove the two 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the feet you just removed.

    had a little trouble with theses screws. they were just barely too deep for my 54pies bit driver kit to reach. I ended up inserting a small wad of paper into the shaft of my driver so the tri-wing bit stuck out far enough to engage the screw. (I used the tweezers to remove the paper when I was done) :)

    rbelknap - Contestar

    Thank you rbelknap, this is excellent advice for those using the ifixit branded driver.

    George Squires - Contestar

    You could also use the 4mm nut driver in the iFixit kit to turn the tri-wing driver. This will give you a little more reach.

    Edward Tucker - Contestar

    This paper wad trick totally worked for me too!

    anonymous 779 - Contestar

    Standard Tri-Wing bits will NOT fit into the holes. Make sure that you get one of the tool kits from iFixit (I just ordered the Mako Driver/Bit kit with 64 bits ) - the Tri-Wing bits in this kit have a narrow shaft that allows it to reach deep into narrow holes like these on the Wii . (Disclaimer - I have no association with iFixit).

    dave whale - Contestar

  14. Lift the outer case straight up off the body of the Wii.
    • Lift the outer case straight up off the body of the Wii.

    This step could use at least another picture from the backside so it's clearer what comes up and what stays down.

    Jose Vazquez - Contestar

    I used a spudger around the edges of the outer case to gently ease it upward since I could not lift it out with my fingers. Then it came right out.

    Marko - Contestar

    hey marko that really helped me thanks\. als if you need help figuring which side is up, its the one with the nintendo engraving on it

    Aryan Garg - Contestar

    A fan filter fell out at this step how do you put it back?

    Edit: I figured it out it was from the side intake vent. Just line up the two notches with the pegs in the case to hold it in place

    Darren Jones - Contestar

  15. Grab the fan connector with a pair of tweezers and lift it straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.
    • Grab the fan connector with a pair of tweezers and lift it straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.

    • Be sure your tweezers are clamped down on the fan connector, not the socket attached to the motherboard.

  16. Remove the two 10 mm Phillips screws securing the fan to the fan shroud.
    • Remove the two 10 mm Phillips screws securing the fan to the fan shroud.

  17. Remove the fan from the Wii.
    • Remove the fan from the Wii.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Awesome guide, just replaced faulty fan unit in my 9 year old wii. Should hopefully keep it going for another 9 years :)

Finlay Macrae - Contestar

Super easy and great instructions! I feel a little guilty that my Wii sat in the garage for 4 years! Now it'll be a great birthday present for my 2 boys.

e_gayheart - Contestar

Does anyone have a diagram for the Wii’s airflow? I’m looking to install a booster fan at the bottom to help blow air in but I want to make sure it is effective.

Jessica Parnelli Fawkes - Contestar

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