Introducción

Use this guide to install a new front faceplate for the Nintendo Wii U.

  1. With the bottom of the console facing up, remove the following 6 screws hidden underneath the white square stickers:
    • With the bottom of the console facing up, remove the following 6 screws hidden underneath the white square stickers:

      • Three 5.1mm Phillips #000 screws

      • Two 6.1mm Tri-wing Y0 screws

      • One 13.2mm Tri-wing Y1 screw

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  2. Rotate the console 180 degrees so that the exhaust vents are facing you.
    • Rotate the console 180 degrees so that the exhaust vents are facing you.

    • Remove the two 7.1mm Phillips #00 screws.

    Both screws are not “7.1mm” in length, only the one to the right is (center of the console’s side). The left one (towards the front of the console) is 5.1mm.

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    • On the side opposite of the exhaust vents, slide the cover faceplate towards the back of the console and pull upwards to release it.

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    • On the bottom of the console beneath the previously removed faceplate, remove the three 13.2mm Tri-wing Y1 screws.

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    • On the back of the console, lift up and release the main top cover.

    The front portion of the side of the cover with the vents was kind of stuck on mine. There’s a little rubber piece in there that was the cause of this. But that same rubber piece also makes up the little handle-shaped nub that sticks out of the side there. (There’s also one at the back of the same side, but that one didn’t stick for me.) Lifting also using the little handle made it easy to remove the cover.

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    • Rotate the device so that the front plate is facing you.

    • On each side of the console, remove the 3.5mm Phillips #0 screw connecting the DVD drive to the faceplate.

    My screw won't come out, and I feel as if my screw was screwed in too tight when they made the wii u, or the 3.5 #0 is too big. I have tried other screws and I think the screw might be done for because the metal is coming off of the top and deforming the shape. I am very lost and if anyone could help me, that would be amazing.

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    • Rotate the device so that the front plate is on the right side and the ribbon cable is visible.

    • Lift up on the blue tab to release the ribbon cable.

    There is a step to do before to "lift up on the blue tab in order to release the ribbon cable". We must lift up the connector who maintain the ribbon cable. By default, his position his locked and in order to unlock it, must put it in his top position.

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    • Remove the front faceplate.

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Conclusión

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

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Great guide. I was able to fix the front USB door on my Wii u! Thanks guys!

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My ribbon seems to work but the little connection it plugs into on the circuit board in the console broke off. Not just the black clip but the whole little circuit. Seems like a clean break. Can I solder it back on? If I push it back on and hold the ribbon in the red light comes on and blinks. Occasionally I can get the white light to come on for like a second but I never hear fans spinning/more of the unit coming to life before it shuts itself off.

Thoughts on how to fix it?

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