Nintendo Wii U

The Wii U is a video game console paired with a handheld device made by Nintendo that allows users to play games on the GamePad. Repairing the console and the controller is straightforward as the device is very modular.

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How do I replace the Wii U gamepad digitizer?

After reviewing the breakdown guide of the Wii U gamepad, I am left wondering if taking the digitizer and LCD screen apart will break them due to the adhesive, and what type of adhesive I should use on the new digitizer to attach it to my LCD screen.

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As the teardown says, the LCD is fused to the digitizer. This means that you can't repair one without replacing both parts. It's unfortunate that manufacturers do this to save a few millimeters of thickness, but fused parts are fairly standard in phones and other displays.

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Thanks Adam. Would you happen to know where or what kind of adhesive I need to get my gamepad up and running again?

by Nathan

I'm sorry, I don't happen to know. Hopefully somebody else can help you there :)

by Adam Hintz

@Nathan, of course only Nintendo knows what type of adhesive they are using for sure. Adhesives used for that purpose are called LOCA (Liquid Optically Clear Adhesives) I know that 3M as well as Loctite have their brands. Check on here http://www.pcm411.com/promoimages/2012_E... for more information. You can get some of it here http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/...

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hello, I had to replace the digitizer Wii u gamepad for a new, more is not working, may be because of the black sticker that is put to paste the digitizer with LCD? where can I find this sticker? I'm from Brazil, Thanks.

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