Use this guide to remove the outer case of the Nintendo Wii U and gain access to the DVD drive.

Image 1/1: Three 5.1mm Phillips #000 screws
  • With the bottom of the console facing up, remove the following 6 screws hidden underneath the white square stickers:

    • Three 5.1mm Phillips #000 screws

    • Two 6.1mm Tri-wing Y0 screws

    • One 13.2mm Tri-wing Y1 screw

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Image 1/1: Remove the two 7.1mm Phillips #00 screws.
  • Rotate the console 180 degrees so that the exhaust vents are facing you.

  • Remove the two 7.1mm Phillips #00 screws.

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  • On the side opposite of the exhaust vents, slide the cover faceplate towards the back of the console and pull upwards to release it.

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  • On the bottom of the console beneath the previously removed faceplate, remove the three 13.2mm Tri-wing Y1 screws.

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  • On the back of the console, lift up and release the main top cover.

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

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