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Usa esta guía para reemplazar una unidad de DVD estropeada. Dependiendo de tu unidad nueva, quizá tengas que intercambiar las cuatro arandelas de goma en la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.

  1. Usa un spudger de metal para quitar las tapas de plástico blancas de los tornillos pegadas a la caja inferior cerca del frontal de la Wii. Usa un spudger de metal para quitar las tapas de plástico blancas de los tornillos pegadas a la caja inferior cerca del frontal de la Wii.
    • Usa un spudger de metal para quitar las tapas de plástico blancas de los tornillos pegadas a la caja inferior cerca del frontal de la Wii.

    Die Abdeckungen sind geklebt, stecken also nicht.

    Ludger - Contestar

    Don’t mistakenly remove the rubber case feet

    Bob Trout - Contestar

  2. Quita los dos tornillos Tri-Wing de 8.3 mm ocultos debajo de las cubiertas que acabas de quitar.
    • Quita los dos tornillos Tri-Wing de 8.3 mm ocultos debajo de las cubiertas que acabas de quitar.

    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. Quita el único tornillo Phillips de 5.9 mm de debajo de la puerta del puerto del controlador más cercano a la placa frontal.
    • Quita el único tornillo Phillips de 5.9 mm de debajo de la puerta del puerto del controlador más cercano a la placa frontal.

  4. Usa un spudger de metal para quitar el pata de goma pegada al costado de la Wii cerca de la abertura de la unidad de DVD.
    • Usa un spudger de metal para quitar el pata de goma pegada al costado de la Wii cerca de la abertura de la unidad de DVD.

    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. Quita el único tornillo Phillips de 5.9 mm escondido debajo de la pata que acabas de quitar.
    • Quita el único tornillo Phillips de 5.9 mm escondido debajo de la pata que acabas de quitar.

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

    Leah Vegan - Contestar

  6. Quita con cuidado la placa frontal del frontal de la Wii. Usa un par de pinzas para desconectar el conector de plástico del cable LED de la placa base.
    • Quita con cuidado la placa frontal del frontal de la Wii.

    • Usa un par de pinzas para desconectar el conector de plástico del cable LED de la placa base.

    • Quita la placa frontal.

    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. Abre la cubierta del puerto de los mandos hasta que esté en perpendicular con el engaste del puerto de mandos negro. Tira de la cubierta del puerto de los mandos hacia arriba para soltarlo de la carcasa exterior. Repite este proceso para la cubierta del puerto de la tarjeta de memoria.
    • Abre la cubierta del puerto de los mandos hasta que esté en perpendicular con el engaste del puerto de mandos negro.

    • Tira de la cubierta del puerto de los mandos hacia arriba para soltarlo de la carcasa exterior.

    • Repite este proceso para la cubierta del puerto de la tarjeta de memoria.

  8. Quita los dos tornillos restantes  de 4.1mm Phillips que están en el borde superior del engaste del puerto de plástico negro. Levanta el engaste por el lado alargado más alejado de los puertos de los mandos y sácalo de la Wii.
    • Quita los dos tornillos restantes de 4.1mm Phillips que están en el borde superior del engaste del puerto de plástico negro.

    • Levanta el engaste por el lado alargado más alejado de los puertos de los mandos y sácalo de la Wii.

  9. Quita los dos tornillos de 5mm Phillips que hay encima de los puertos de los mandos.
    • Quita los dos tornillos de 5mm Phillips que hay encima de los puertos de los mandos.

  10. Usa un spudger de metal para quitar las tres cubiertas de tornillos resaltadas que están en un lado de la Wii.
    • Usa un spudger de metal para quitar las tres cubiertas de tornillos resaltadas que están en un lado de la Wii.

  11. Quita los siguientes tornillos:
    • Quita los siguientes tornillos:

    • Dos tornillos de 5mm Phillips

    • Un tornillo Tri-Wing de 8.2mm

  12. Usa un spudger de metal para quitar las dos patas de goma pegadas a la cara inferior de la Wii cerca de los puertos traseros.
    • Usa un spudger de metal para quitar las dos patas de goma pegadas a la cara inferior de la Wii cerca de los puertos traseros.

  13. Quita los dos tornillos Tri-Wing de 8.2 mm escondidos debajo de las patas que acabas de quitar.
    • Quita los dos tornillos Tri-Wing de 8.2 mm escondidos debajo de las patas que acabas de quitar.

    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. Saca la carcasa exterior del cuerpo de la Wii.
    • Saca la carcasa exterior del cuerpo de la 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. Quita el pequeño tornillo Phillips que sujeta la puerta de la batería al panel inferior. Este tornillo es cautivo a la puerta de la batería.
    • Quita el pequeño tornillo Phillips que sujeta la puerta de la batería al panel inferior.

    • Este tornillo es cautivo a la puerta de la batería.

    • Saca la puerta de la batería de la Wii.

    • Este es un buen momento para cambiar tu batería CR2032 si no la has cambiado recientemente.

    The screw on the battery door of my Wii required a Phillips #000 screwdriver, which is not listed in the required tools.

    Ben - Contestar

    The screw is a PH0000 (quadruple zero) requiring an exceptionally small Phillips screwdriver to remove. If this is your first time in here in a while, this may also be a great time to change the CR2032 battery.

    Steve Bonds - Contestar

    I was able to use the ph0 no problem.

    Darren Jones -

    I used a 00 with no problem.

    julie -

    What does this battery do? I never knew there was a battery inside of the WIi.

    Stephen Thornhill - Contestar

    thje battery is used to maintain timwe and date etc

    Electronik -

  16. Quita el tornillo Tri-Wing de 8.2 mm que está escondido debajo de la puerta de la batería
    • Quita el tornillo Tri-Wing de 8.2 mm que está escondido debajo de la puerta de la batería

    Note - this screw is a machine screw (e.g. not self-tapping). It screws into a hex nut, and that nut is captive in a slot in the case. When reassembling, ensure that this hex nut is still captive, and has not migrated out to other areas within the Wii.

    dyanetti - Contestar

  17. Quita los dos tornillos Tri-Wing de 8.2 mm que sujetan el protector de la unidad de DVD cerca de los puertos del mando.
    • Quita los dos tornillos Tri-Wing de 8.2 mm que sujetan el protector de la unidad de DVD cerca de los puertos del mando.

  18. Levanta el protector de la unidad de DVD hacia arriba y quítalo de la Wii.
    • Levanta el protector de la unidad de DVD hacia arriba y quítalo de la Wii.

  19. Quita los cuatro tornillos Phillips #1 de 9 mm que sujetan la unida de DVD al panel inferior.
    • Quita los cuatro tornillos Phillips #1 de 9 mm que sujetan la unida de DVD al panel inferior.

    The two left hand screws were very difficult to relocate during reassembly. I was coaching my 8 year old through this, and this was probably the only step that he couldn't do. We dropped these screws several times, and used magnets to retrieve. Miniature needle-nose pliers gripping the 'washer' surface of the screw were too wide. We managed to purchase the 'button head' of these screws with the needle-nose and drop the screws into their hole, and push with the phillips until secure. I would like to hear how others install these screws, please.

    dyanetti - Contestar

    I had the same problem as you and eventually found an easy way round it. I wrote this to be added to the instructions but it was rejected: "Once the DVD drive has been removed, remove the 4 rubber washers from the screws removed earlier and insert them into your new DVD drive. Because two of the screws are difficult to reach, it is best to insert these two screws into the washers and then slide them into place ready for securing to the base plate".

    The rubber washer holds the two screws roughly in position, you can then reach them with your screwdriver through the two holes (about an inch away) and finish tightening them up.

    Gary -

    For the two screws at the front of the chassis, use a three-pronged parts retriever to lift them out after you unscrew them.

    Walter - Contestar

    Helpful tip: Use a magnetized screwdriver for the 2 screws nearest the DVD face because they are set in deep sockets

    Blake Minghelli - Contestar

    During reassembly, it can be tricky to position the recessed screws. To temporarily magnetize your screwdriver, rub the tip against a magnet for 5-10 seconds. (A refrigerator magnet will do.) You should then be able to put the screw on the tip and gently lower it into position.

    Matt D - Contestar

    Thanks - the refrigerator magnet trick worked for me,

    Jim Allen -

    Another method for getting the front screws back in is to insert a small pair of tweezers through the DVD slot to guide the screw in. I just dropped the screw in between the tweezers which held the screw just above the hole. Then I was able to use the phillips screwdriver to guide the screw into the hole and screw it in. Done in just a few seconds.

    Another option would be to stick a dab of hot glue on the screw to your screwdriver and then when the screw has been driven home either the glue stays on the driver and is easily removed or it stays on the screw and you just pull it off with tweezers or needle nose pliers.

    accts4mjs - Contestar

    The screwdriver provided in the kit by ifixit is a magnetized screwdriver and works perfectly!

    mulkey - Contestar

    If you are disassembling your Wii because, say, a two-year-old has shovelled pennies into it (yes, that was me) you will also need to partially disassemble the drive itself, which is not covered in this guide. Luckily it's really easy. Unscrew the 4-5 larger Philips/cross head screws on the top of the frame (NOT any of the smaller darker ones) around the edges, and the frame on top of the drive will lift right off. Be careful as there is cabling running to it, so don't yank it or pull it too far off. You will now be able to get any coins or other foreign objects out.

    thepitcanary - Contestar

    I didn't have a magnetic screwdriver, so I applied a tiny amount of fabric glue to the head of each screw, waited a minute for it to start to harden, inserted my non-mag screwdriver into the screw head, and the screw stuck to the screwdriver long enough to insert it into the hole.

    Lee Crooks - Contestar

    Be advised that the posts that these screws go into are very fragile and may even break. Make sure to get the little plastic pieces out if you over tighten them or they are just brittle and broken to begin with. The screws seem to be long enough to work if you do break the posts off completely.

    Michael Payne - Contestar

    I needed a size 1 Phillips screwdriver for this step.

    julie - Contestar

    Thanks, I will include it in the guide

    Angel -

  20. Levanta el lado de la unida de DVD opuesta a los puertos de los mandos lo suficiente para acceder a los cables de su cara inferior.
    • Levanta el lado de la unida de DVD opuesta a los puertos de los mandos lo suficiente para acceder a los cables de su cara inferior.

    • Con cuidado saca el cable de alimentación de la unida de DVD de debajo de la cubierta de plástico cerca del disipador de calor.

    When reversing these steps to reassemble the Wii, at this point it is possible to do a quick test before screwing the drive to the case. This will save you a lot of time if something is wrong.

    Don't touch anything you don't have to while the case is off.

    Carefully plug the power cable into the back of the Wii, then use a screwdriver to gently press the white button next to the glowing yellow LED on the front. You should hear the DVD drive power up and whir. Then press the white button again, wait for the yellow light to come back, and unplug the Wii.

    If you didn't hear the drive start up, most likely one of the two ribbons isn't connected to the drive correctly. Doublecheck the previous 3 steps.

    Matt D - Contestar

  21. Saca el cable de alimentación de la unidad de DVd de su zócalo en la unidad de DVD.
    • Saca el cable de alimentación de la unidad de DVd de su zócalo en la unidad de DVD.

    When reversing this step, be careful re-inserting the connector. The pins are very delicate and if you aren't at the proper angle, you can bend them and ruin the drive.

    jisakoff42 - Contestar

    The exact thing happened to me just now; I reinserted it at a (very slight) angle, and bent one of the pins at the end of the socket. Luckily, I was able to straighten it back up with a sewing needle. I made sure the spacing was consistent with the rest of the pins, and that I reinserted the connector as straight as I could, so it doesn’t happen again.

    Jose Olarte III -

  22. Usa tu uña para levantar la solapa de retención en el zócalo del cable plano de la unidad de DVD. Asegúrate de que haces palanca en la solapa de retención, no en el zócalo.
    • Usa tu uña para levantar la solapa de retención en el zócalo del cable plano de la unidad de DVD.

    • Asegúrate de que haces palanca en la solapa de retención, no en el zócalo.

    • Saca el cable plano de la unidad de DVD fuera de su zócalo.

    • Quita la unidad de DVD de la Wii.

    When reversing this step, make sure the ribbon is all the way in. For some reason I found positioning it with my replacement drive was much harder than with my old drive. The gentlest tug after lowering the brown clip would show that the ribbon was not actually being held tightly. I thought for a while that the clip itself was broken, but eventually I got it to hold the ribbon correctly.

    Matt D - Contestar

    Be careful with this step. I too had difficulty re-inserting the ribbon. I even popped off the brown clip and thought I broke it. Thankfully it snapped back into place.

    Dana Kennard - Contestar

    It is difficult to tell, but be aware that the brown piece is the retaining flap, not the light piece , which is the actual socket.

    Dan Neunaber - Contestar

    I had to use Kapton tape. I couldn’t get the clip back on.

    Jim Allen - Contestar

    This was the trickiest step for me. Take note of how the ribbon is configured before you loosen the clip to help you replace it with confidence in the right way.

    Ping Wu - Contestar

  23. Los siguientes pasos son solo necesarios si tu unidad de DVD de reemplazo no incluye las cuatro arandelas de goma, tanto en el frontal como en la parte trasera de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD. Inserta la punta de un destornillador largo y delgado en el orificio en el centro de la primera arandela en la parte posterior de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD. Tira de la arandela directamente de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD hasta que quede libre.
    • Los siguientes pasos son solo necesarios si tu unidad de DVD de reemplazo no incluye las cuatro arandelas de goma, tanto en el frontal como en la parte trasera de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.

    • Inserta la punta de un destornillador largo y delgado en el orificio en el centro de la primera arandela en la parte posterior de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.

    • Tira de la arandela directamente de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD hasta que quede libre.

    Steps 23 - 26 are only necessary if your replacement Wii DVD drive does not include the four rubber grommets along the front and rear of the DVD drive housing.

    Walter - Contestar

  24. Repite el procedimiento descrito en el paso anterior para la segunda arandela de goma en la parte posterior de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.
    • Repite el procedimiento descrito en el paso anterior para la segunda arandela de goma en la parte posterior de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.

  25. Coloca la unidad de DVD de costado, con las dos arandelas de goma a lo largo de la parte frontal de la unidad hacia ti. Inserta el extremo del destornillador delgado en el orificio en el centro de la arandela de goma inferior a lo largo de la parte frontal de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.
    • Coloca la unidad de DVD de costado, con las dos arandelas de goma a lo largo de la parte frontal de la unidad hacia ti.

    • Inserta el extremo del destornillador delgado en el orificio en el centro de la arandela de goma inferior a lo largo de la parte frontal de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.

    • Tira del destornillador hacia arriba hasta que la arandela quede libre.

  26. Gira la unidad de la unidad de DVD 180 grados para que repose en el lado opuesto al del paso anterior. Repite el procedimiento en el paso anterior para quitar la segunda arandela de goma a lo largo de la parte frontal de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.
    • Gira la unidad de la unidad de DVD 180 grados para que repose en el lado opuesto al del paso anterior.

    • Repite el procedimiento en el paso anterior para quitar la segunda arandela de goma a lo largo de la parte frontal de la carcasa de la unidad de DVD.

    Thanks for the guide David! Fantastic instructions! Awesome illustrations! Ordered replacement drive from Amazon & fixed it in less than an hour. You've made many folks happy :)

    Santosh Doss - Contestar

    This is a great, comprehensive guide. Thank You!

    ershler - Contestar

    you rock. Great detail!!!

    Mark K - Contestar

    I went to my local thrift shop and found a Wii for $10 they were willing to let me test before leaving, and with that working DVD drive, I was able to restore my old Wii! Now, I will plug some emulators in the spare one and see if I can get my $ back on a buy & sell. Without this walkthrough, none of that would have been possible! Thank you!!

    Geoff Kennedy - Contestar

    très bien expliqué aucune difficulté BRAVO

    b.russier - Contestar

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Brilliant guide. I had the drive swapped in 10 mins and my son is over the moon.

Patrick Anderson - Contestar

My Wii stopped reading disks and there was a bad clicking noise when trying to read disks. I swapped it out with a new one by following this guide and it works perfectly now! I could not be more pleased. Great guide!

adamhuttonc - Contestar

This was exact and awesome. I ordered a drive online and installed it using these very exact and useful instructions. worked perfectly, and two little people are quite happy. Thanks again.

markstewart73 - Contestar

Excellent Guide!! Very descriptive.

billyf0486 - Contestar

Worked great. Replacing the DVD drive fixed my son's WII. In fact, just a week shy of his 15th birthday, he was able to replace the drive himself. First time he's tackled any repair like this. I just made sure he took his time and labeled and used the mag proj mat to keep track of the pieces.

Ed A - Contestar

Oh my goodness - well done this is THE most fantastic guide. We are absolutely delighted to have fixed our Wii

THANK YOU very much!

Jo1 - Contestar

Great step by step. Had to recover the old Wii after having licensed several songs on Rock Band 3, only to find that Nintendo only licenses to the console. Followed all steps, without hiccup, and and pleased to be playing tunes that I'd paid for and thought was just money thrown away. Not to mention I didn't want to send the thing in to Nintendo for $80..

Wendell Peninger - Contestar

Great guide. Now I can play my great library of Wii games again. My one trouble spot was step 6, which took me about 40 minutes to end up doing wrong. My Wii now works great again. The only thing is that when I put a Gamecube disk in, there is a loud, clicking noise that doesn't stop. It still plays, but I'm just going to stick to playing Wii games on my Wii. I still can't believe I had to wait a month for my tri-wing screwdriver to be imported from Asia (thanks Amazon).

Nick - Contestar

What an excellent guide. A huge thank you to the creator! Took an hour with the "help" of my 6-year-old daughter. ;)

jasendorf - Contestar

Great experience. The order was filled and delivered in 4 days. The instructions with pictures were excellent. Step 6 was the trickiest. Forget the tweezers. Use the spudger and a small flat head screwdriver and pry the connector off side to side. I took about 1 hour. It is very straightforward but not for the novice.

morrison - Contestar

Fantastic step by step guide! Took me about 10min with no problems and the Wii is back up and working.

Thanks!

Dave - Contestar

Perfect! Next time won't be so cheap and order the complete set of tools instead of just the Tri-Wing screwdriver :)

Another victory over replacement economics :):)

David Toebaert - Contestar

One more thing. Since Wii s with a defective DVD drive would typically be older, I would advise at step 15 to recommend replacing the battery, it's quite standard and easy to find, type CR2032.

David Toebaert - Contestar

What does the battery power?

Leah Walsh -

the battery powers the internal clock

so that you don't have to reset the time every time you plug it in :)

Floyd Bunsen -

Thanks for this guide! I fixed my niece's Wii, when loading data is like music to me now!

maggiico - Contestar

Good guide. I followed it but when I tried the DVD is not spinning. The DVD can be inserted and ejects nicely but it does not spin. I opened it up to step 22 again and checked the cables and connector, but it all looked fine. Anybody got a solution?

Erland Schonbeck - Contestar

This was an excellent guide! I fixed my mother-in-laws Wii with this guide.

Dana Kennard - Contestar

Thanks.

My Wii works as new with a new dvd drive

Peter Kok - Contestar

The guide worked really well. I had no problems replacing the drive. Unfortunately, I still get the disc read error from my Wii. Does anyone have any other ideas about how to fix it?

Dan Neunaber - Contestar

I read, after having problems with the first replacement drive, that it's pot luck with cheap DVD drives - whether the optics are really correctly aligned is anyone's guess. In my case, the drive occasionally read a Wii disk, but would usually cause an error on returning from a game to reading from the disk again. The signal that it failed to read a disk at all was a series of drive startup sounds, each followed by a loud click - I guess the optics failing to find something on the disk, retrying, and eventually returning to park position.

The only other thing I noticed is that the drive data cable can easily become bent when you reassemble the device. The kink in the data cable of our device did not prevent the second drive from working correctly. But I could imagine that a wire could be broken by such a kink.

stephenwpfeiffer -

Thanks - really great! Had to try twice, because the first replacement DVD drive was also bad. Only problem - I don't think that the front panel wires can be unplugged on my device. Eventually just left the front panel attached by it's wires. Parts and tools ordering over the web site is a real help as well.

stephenwpfeiffer - Contestar

This was a great guide! I fixed my family's Wii following this guide, and the disc drive has worked great ever since!

Joshua Tracy - Contestar

Just took the old defective Wii apart for the heck of it today and I was wondering if the DVD drive could be salvaged to rip wii games on a pc? It doesn't look like it uses standard connectors.

Marshall - Contestar

Does the PCB in the original drive need to be moved to the new one?

Certainly CLEAN - Contestar

I just completed this repair on my daughter's Wii and its back to working good as new again. only took about 30 minutes. Not overly complex and difficult...just a lot of small screws.

Thanks for the great guide! Saved me from having to figure it out on my own.

Richard Spilker - Contestar

Only went through step 18, as I needed to remove a daughter's bracelet that the son inserted into the drive - my step 19 was to take out the 5 screws holding the drive together - but I was reassembled and playing in about 20 min. A really well done and clear write up.

Rusty Shackleford - Contestar

Excellent guide! Before you start, get a small parts tray with at least 15 bins in it, and put the screws from each step in a separate bin. It makes reassembly MUCH easier!

larry - Contestar

Caution: I tried repairing my Wii Classic with a drive from a Wii Family Edition. Now it won't play GameCube discs anymore. Besides buying another drive, does anyone else have any ideas on how to make this work? Or are the newer Wii Family Edition drives not able to play the smaller discs?

Adam Yaksich - Contestar

Great and very clear, you need to mark all of the screws, such as pots or as I did envelopes to hold the screws at each step. need to make sure you have the right screwdrivers - the philips ones seem very sensitive to using the correct size.

Richard Latham - Contestar

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James newton - Contestar

Fantastic!! Around an hour. Made an 11yo boy happiest kid on the planet. Thank you, David. :D

Chris Howard - Contestar

Excelent guide, thanks!

Mike Konopka - Contestar

Where would one get all of the screwdrivers for this?

Gavin Frody - Contestar

all u need to do is get the ifixit pro tech tool kit and the nintendo wii triwing screw driver on amazon thats it and its very easy to take apart the only difficult part is getting the ribbon and wire cable back onto the thing its easy to remove but hard to put back on

erik -

thank god i looked at this before i took the disc drive out and i bought my new one on ebay and now i can play my games again without the discs getting scratched to !&&*

erik - Contestar

good idea because it it going to work

hamzaalkhulaidi - Contestar

Good guide to fix DVD drive on Wii. Main trouble I had was to attach cable back to new DVD drive. Didn't realize that the second cable bacame longer and easier to use after hidden part was taken out of housing in last step to open.

Sathish Goli - Contestar

Excellent guide. Very good visual to help user know hes’s in the right place. Putting it back together I had issues with the last two tri-wing / tiny screws and had to re-appropriate two of the longer tri-wing screws at key areas to hold the Wii together. It is solid, so I’m not worried. Thanks!

shaunwtx - Contestar

these instructions were spot on and very easy to follow. the illustrations were very helpful. thanks!!!

Chris Morton - Contestar

This was very helpful,i thought i had to buy a new console but thanks to this guide i can play my wii again,thank u so much!!

Jean Lopez Romero - Contestar

Excellent presentation on how to replace the wii drive. I’ve fixed many, many things, looked through many videos and manuals and this presentation is probably the best I’ve seen. Thanks!

John A - Contestar

Drive swap completed within 20 minutes and I’m ecstatic, the right tools can make a world of difference. Great guide! Thanks for this. 5 stars!!!!!

netdude21 - Contestar

Awesome guide! You saved my old Wii :-)

paul_ezzy - Contestar

Great guide. Others commented on a parts bin. I used a shallow cardboard box and wrote parts descriptions down as they were removed. Suggest going through directions first so you don’t need a trip to the hardware store after you’ve started

lapaynejr - Contestar

What a great guide! Easy to follow steps and great pictures. The only problem I ran into was on step 13 where the tri-wing screws are deep in a hole and my standard 1/4” drive bit wouldn’t fit into the hole. I ended up buying the Mako Driver set from ifixit.com (Mako Driver Kit - 64 Precision Bits) and I’m glad that I did - it is an AMAZING set. Thanks for the excellent repair guide!

dave whale - Contestar

A+ guide. One tiny tip - when putting the drive back in, if you don’t have a magnetic screwdriver, it is much easier to have the holes facing down and lift the screw to them for the front two holes (the grommitted ones that must go through the top of the drive first)

Jonathan Pullen - Contestar

I do not consider myself handy but purchased the tools online (there’s a kit on Amazon that is perfect with magnetic screwdrivers) and followed the instructions and my Wii is up and running again!  Excellent instructions!

ericj131 - Contestar

Great, easy guide. Process takes around 15 - 30 minutes, not 1 to 2

italianajt - Contestar

Thanks for the guide! I swapped out a new drive, it seems to be getting power, but the drive won’t feed or eject discs. Any suggestions?

Matt - Contestar

I don’t know what you do for a living but you should be writing instructional manuals. I Installed and repaired commercial kitchen equipment,as well as CNC machinery for 20 years. I have worked on everything from our toaster to light aircraft and this is the best set of instructions I have ever seen. Our WII was slightly different with regards to the DVD unit itself but not enough to matter

KUDOS ( I am not really sure what that really means but I think it’s a compliment)……LOL

Dan Cox - Contestar

Fantastic guide - extremely helpful. The Wii and it’s game history are back. Thank you!

Steve Bauer - Contestar

Perfect! Thanks!

dirtsquirt - Contestar

This worked out very well for me - now we have one more thing to do while in quarantine. Solid win!!

ashembers - Contestar

This was a great teardown, but unfortunately my results were not as successful. No fault of the author but looking for some guidance or clarification. As the Wii DVD Drives are out of stock currently I bought a “new” one off of eBay (maybe my first mistake). I used this guide how to replace it making sure my RVL-001 Wii got a compatible drive. After inserting multiple Wii and Game Cube discs I was met with a error screen. Contacting the seller he tells me that his technician said the drive I purchased was not Plug n’ Play and I would have to take the original “pcb drive logic (circuit) board” and put it one my “new” replacement DVD drive. In doing this the new drive will no even accept discs. This is concerning as I do not see this listed anywhere in the teardown; so, I’m thinking I got ripped off.

Christopher Sullivan - Contestar

worked great. Thank You !

Mike Morgan - Contestar

I swapped out the disk reader and it works but now none of the controllers work! Anyone have this happen to them? Any tips to trouble shoot?

Allison Biaglow - Contestar

Excellent guide! I like how this guide showed the removal of all the screws, a couple of previous guides I went over did not cover all of the places that screws were covered by paper stickers which left a little guesswork and some slight frustration as I removed stickers I didn’t need to trying to locate the last screw holding the case together. This guide covered it 100%

JARED SWORD - Contestar

The step-by-step guide was perfect! Thank you. We’re back in business and having family fun!

Darla Little - May 3

FISHALITTLE2 - Contestar

Pretty sure I did everything right but for some reason the drive doesn’t actually suck the disk in, and the eject button doesn’t work either. Do you think it’s a bad part or is there a step that people commonly mess up that I should go back and double check?

James Henthorn - Contestar

Very well done! Since I took apart my Wii 5 months ago, this is just what I needed to put it back together. Thanks!

Ryan Weber - Contestar

Thanks for such an awesome breakdown. Some of the additional notes by others were really useful, as well.

Kevin Dietrich - Contestar

Very helpful and was easy to follow.

Lord Burns - Contestar

Guida perfetta. Grazi mille!

Perfect explanation . Thanks!

Alessandro V - Contestar

This guide is excellent! I have used it to fix Wii’s for friends and our personal Wii. Fairly easy and quick repair. Thanks for taking the time to make it!

Carol - Contestar

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