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Introduction

Use this guide to replace your Wii's faceplate. Replacing the faceplate will provide new blue LEDs that light up around the optical drive opening.

  1. Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii. Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii.
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii.

  2. Remove the two 8.3 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the covers you just removed.
    • Remove the two 8.3 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the covers you just removed.

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  4. Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw under the controller port door nearest the faceplate.
    • Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw under the controller port door nearest the faceplate.

  5. Use a metal spudger to remove the rubber foot stuck to the side of the Wii near the DVD drive opening.
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the rubber foot stuck to the side of the Wii near the DVD drive opening.

  6. Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw hidden under the foot you just removed.
    • Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw hidden under the foot you just removed.

  7. Carefully pull the faceplate away from the front of the Wii. Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the LED cable's plastic connector from the motherboard.
    • Carefully pull the faceplate away from the front of the Wii.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the LED cable's plastic connector from the motherboard.

    • Remove the faceplate.

Conclusion

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

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One Comment

Hi, I have a question about replacing the faceplate. So there are some screw caps that need to be removed. Can they be put back and look the same as before the procedure or will they end up being damaged or not fit correctly? I just want to make sure my Wii looks normal after replacing the faceplate. Thanks.

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