Introduction

Removing the main buttons requires opening the device. The main buttons include all buttons except the trigger style B button.

  1. Flip the Wii Remote over so the battery cover faces you.
    • Flip the Wii Remote over so the battery cover faces you.

    • Push up on the bottom tab.

    • Remove the battery cover.

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  2. Remove the first battery by pressing down on the positive end and pulling the battery out.
    • Remove the first battery by pressing down on the positive end and pulling the battery out.

    • Remove the second battery by pushing up on the positive end and pulling the battery out.

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    • Using a Tri-wing Y1 Screwdriver, remove the two center 7mm screws by turning them counterclockwise.

    • Repeat with the two bottom screws.

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    • With the flat end of a spudger, gently apply pressure to the tabs located on left side of the controller.

      • These tabs are breakable. However, if the tabs are broken the controller will still function.

    • Open the front plate like a book.

      • Small parts may fall out as you open the front plate.

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    • Working on the inside of the front cover, peel off the three rubber pads covering the buttons.

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    • Flip over the cover, allowing the buttons to fall into your hand.

    • Be ready to catch all the buttons, some are very small. If a button does not fall out apply gentle pressure from behind.

    • When reassembling, put each plastic button in its allocated slot. Each button only fits snugly in one slot.

    • The best option for you is rotate the Wii Controller by 180°. If you obey this note, the small parts wont fall off and then you can remove the buttons.

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Conclusion

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

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Where did you get your replacement buttons? I can't find them online anywhere...

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