Introduction

Use this guide to replace the disc drive in your Nintendo Wii mini.

Turn the Wii mini upside down.
  • Turn the Wii mini upside down.

  • Remove the two rubber feet at the back of the console to reveal the hidden screws.

  • Remove the four 6mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Turn the Wii mini right-side up.
  • Turn the Wii mini right-side up.

  • Run a plastic opening tool around the middle edge of the console to loosen the top piece.

  • Gently lift the top piece of the console and set it aside.

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  • Turn the Wii mini around so that the back of the device is facing you.

  • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 6mm screws on either side of the fan piece.

  • You may need to use tweezers to pull out the screws once they are loosened.

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  • Using your fingers, gently pull the top of the pin connector straight up to detach the fan from the console.

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  • Remove the fan piece and set it aside.

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  • Using your fingers, slide out the blue ribbon cable from the the top of the power board.

  • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 4mm screws at the top and bottom of the power board.

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  • Using your fingers, gently pull the pin connector to disconnect the power board from the disc drive.

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  • Lift the power board from the console and set it aside.

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  • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the four 6mm screws.

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  • Lift the disc drive out of the console and set it aside.

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Conclusion

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

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