My toddler picked up the Wii and smashed it on the ground while she was smiling at me and before I could get to here. Turned it back on and it worked, then it froze. The fan was not working and so we needed to tear it apart to see what was going on.
Went great! We used the guide to tearing apart the wii you have available and it was very easy until we made it to the tri wing screws. A small screw driver worked for 2, but then it started stripping out the rest. We ordered it and were finished with the repair in about 10 minutes. Now we are entertaining our older child with netflix again. :)
Don't try to cheap out. Order the tools available. They make the job much easier! Thanks Ifixit!