Introduction

Use this guide to install a new DVD Drive for a Nintendo Wii U.

  1. With the bottom of the console facing up, remove the following 6 screws hidden underneath the white square stickers:
    • 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

  2. Rotate the console 180 degrees so that the exhaust vents are facing you.
    • Rotate the console 180 degrees so that the exhaust vents are facing you.

    • Remove the two 7.1mm Phillips #00 screws.

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

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

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

    • Rotate the device so that the front plate is facing you.

    • On each side of the console, remove the 3.5mm Phillips #0 screw connecting the DVD drive to the faceplate.

    • Rotate the device so that the front plate is on the right side and the ribbon cable is visible.

    • Lift up on the blue tab to release the ribbon cable.

    • Remove the front faceplate.

    • On each side of the DVD drive, remove the two 4.6mm Phillips #0 mounting screws.

    • Rotate the device so that the DVD slot is visible.

    • A ribbon cable is attached to the bottom right side of the DVD drive. The ribbon cable can rip if it isn't removed properly.

    • Lift the DVD drive out of the mount and turn over to the right so it lies like a book.

    • Use a spudger to release the ribbon cable.

    • Remove the CD drive.

Conclusion

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

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I've done with twice with two different drives ordered on Ebay, and keep getting the same error code (160-1402). Is the place I'm buying from selling bad drives, or is there something else that needs to be done after? It goes back to working when I put my old one back in, so I know I'm physically doing it correctly.

Brad Senatore - Reply

Update : For anybody else having this problem, you have to change out the logic board from your old drive to the new one. Pain in the neck, but works!

Brad Senatore -

What do you mean by change out the logic board?

gingindua -

the logic board is inside the disk drive. Remove it and replace it into the new disk drive. This is the same on the Xbox and Playstation

rehrnsberger -

Did an update it failed rebooted and now get a 160-1402. With the DVD drive cover off the Spindle isnt moving. Suspect Drive would seem 160-XXXX is DVD Drive related Errors

Ben Uwins - Reply

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