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Introduction

Use this guide to replace a worn-out fan.

  1. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement, Faceplate: step 1, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement, Faceplate: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii.

  2. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 8.3 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the covers you just removed.

  3. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw under the controller port door nearest the faceplate.

  4. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the rubber foot stuck to the side of the Wii near the DVD drive opening.

  5. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw hidden under the foot you just removed.

  6. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  7. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement, Outer Case: step 7, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement, Outer Case: step 7, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement, Outer Case: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Open the controller port cover until it is perpendicular to the black controller port bezel.

    • Pull the controller port cover straight up to release it from the outer case.

    • Repeat this procedure for the memory card port cover.

  8. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two remaining 4.1 mm Phillips screws along the top edge of the black plastic controller port bezel.

    • Lift the bezel from the long edge furthest away from the controller ports and remove it from the Wii.

  9. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 5 mm Phillips screws above the controller ports.

  10. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the three highlighted screw covers stuck to the side of the Wii.

  11. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following screws:

    • Two 5 mm Phillips screws

    • One 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screw

  12. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the two rubber feet stuck to the bottom face of the Wii near the rear ports.

  13. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the feet you just removed.

  14. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the outer case straight up off the body of the Wii.

  15. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement, Fan: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Grab the fan connector with a pair of tweezers and lift it straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.

    • Be sure your tweezers are clamped down on the fan connector, not the socket attached to the motherboard.

  16. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 10 mm Phillips screws securing the fan to the fan shroud.

  17. Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the fan from the Wii.

Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

Awesome guide, just replaced faulty fan unit in my 9 year old wii. Should hopefully keep it going for another 9 years :)

Finlay Macrae - Reply

Super easy and great instructions! I feel a little guilty that my Wii sat in the garage for 4 years! Now it'll be a great birthday present for my 2 boys.

e_gayheart - Reply

Does anyone have a diagram for the Wii’s airflow? I’m looking to install a booster fan at the bottom to help blow air in but I want to make sure it is effective.

Jessica Parnelli Fawkes - Reply

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RIGO NOLASCO - Reply

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