will only need two tools to take apart
the Wii. The first is a small Phillips
screw driver, which should be easy to
locate. The second tool you will need
is a Triwing driver. This type of driver
is not very common and might take some
phone calls or internet searches to locate.
the device upside down and remove the
small silver Phillips screw. Once out,
remove the battery tray from the console.
remove the rubber foot directly above
this battery tray. Also remove the three
square white stickers from the bottom
of the Wii. The rubber foot and the
sticker are covering hidden screws.
Figure 3 provides a shot of where
these screws are located.
the two Triwing screws and three Phillips
screws from the bottom of the Wii.
the Wii over onto its right side. Locate
and remove the two rear rubber feet
and the two rectangle stickers near
the two silver Triwing screws in the
holes and remove the two black Triwing
screws on the faceplate (Figure 4).
side screw locations
the Wii upright and carefully remove
the two socket covers. They come right
out with a little wiggling.
the three black Phillips screws from
the black plate (Figure 5). Note the
one closest to the faceplate is the
longest and will need to go back into
that hole when putting the Wii back
black plate screw locations
the screws removed, carefully pull off
the faceplate of the front of the Wii.
You will need to disconnect the red/black
wire plug from the Wii to remove the
faceplate completely. Figure 6 shows
what is hiding under the faceplate.
the Wii faceplate
black plate from memory/controller socket
two silver Phillips and two silver Triwing
screws from memory/controller socket
area (Figure 7).
the Wii on left side (with the ATI and
Nintendo logo facing you) and slowly
work the right side cover of the console
off the device. This will take a little
bit of force. If something appears to
be stuck, double check to ensure you
removed all the screws.
and remove four screws holding DVD reader
in place. Two are located in plain site
in the middle of the unit. Two are located
near the front of the Wii inside the
DVD unit (Figure 8).
insides of the Wii
tilt the DVD player upward toward top
of Wii. There are two wires that need
to be disconnected before you can safely
remove the DVD unit. One is a plug type
of connector that only requires a little
tug. The other is a circuit strip connector
that requires you to lift the brown
catch, which will release the pressure
holding the strip in place (Figure 9).
Do not break this!
can then access the Installation
Canvas and proceed with your Wii