Introduction

Installing a Wii Remote motherboard requires the removal of the front cover plate and allows access to the 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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Using the connector port, gently lift the motherboard about 2 cm from the base. Electrostatic discharge may damage the device. Be careful and avoid touching the electronic components as much as possible.
  • Using the connector port, gently lift the motherboard about 2 cm from the base.

    • Electrostatic discharge may damage the device. Be careful and avoid touching the electronic components as much as possible.

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Grasp the edges of the motherboard and pull it straight away from the case. Grasp the edges of the motherboard and pull it straight away from the case.
  • Grasp the edges of the motherboard and pull it straight away from the case.

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Conclusion

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

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5 Comments

Where do you find a motherboard and how much do they typically cost?

Jeff - Reply

This is useless because you can't just buy a motherboard. May as well buy a new remote for $20

Lisa Cole - Reply

Where can i buy a brand new and original (not fake of course) wii remote for $20?

arttitudesign -

You can buy a first party Wii remote plus for under $50 at Walmart, best buy, or online on Amazon or on Nintendos website

Darren Woloshyn - Reply

What is the dimension is the motherboard? I want to make a custom motherboard for the housing but I haven't managed to get int the wiimote yet as I am waiting for my tri screwdriver

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