Introduction

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

Flip the Wii Remote over so the battery cover faces you. Push up on the bottom tab.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Working on the inside of the front cover, peel off the three rubber pads covering the buttons.
  • 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.
  • 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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