Introduction

Use this replacement guide for step-by-step instruction on how to replace the power and accompanying buttons on the Wii U console's front face panel.

Image 1/2: Use a spudger to remove the stickers if it is difficult to peel off with your fingers. Image 2/2: Use a spudger to remove the stickers if it is difficult to peel off with your fingers.
  • You will first need to find all the screws hidden underneath the black (or white) square stickers. They are all located on the bottom side of the Wii U.

  • Use a spudger to remove the stickers if it is difficult to peel off with your fingers.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four Tri-Wing Y1 screws.
  • Remove the five Phillips #0 screws.

  • Remove the four Tri-Wing Y1 screws.

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Image 1/2: Once the door is removed, remove the three Phillips #0 screws. Image 2/2: Once the door is removed, remove the three Phillips #0 screws.
  • Remove the CMOS battery door on the left side of the console.

  • Once the door is removed, remove the three Phillips #0 screws.

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  • Gently pry off the top lid of the Wii U.

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Image 1/3: Remove the two Phillips #1 screws. Image 2/3: Remove the two Phillips #1 screws. Image 3/3: Remove the two Phillips #1 screws.
  • Rotate the device so that the front plate is facing you.

  • Remove the two Phillips #1 screws.

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  • Remove the ribbon cable and separate the front plate from the main console.

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  • Remove the three Phillips #1 screws.

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  • Once unscrewed, remove the black braces that hold the power button, eject button, and sync button in place.

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  • Remove the desired button(s).

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Conclusion

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

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