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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the fan on your Nintendo Wii mini.

  1. Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Unscrew the Bottom: step 1, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Unscrew the Bottom: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two rubber feet at the back of the console to reveal the hidden screws.

    • Remove the four 6mm Phillips #0 screws.

  2. Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Remove the Cover: step 2, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Remove the Cover: step 2, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Remove the Cover: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Turn the Wii mini right-side up. Then 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.

  3. Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Unscrew the Fan: step 3, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Unscrew the Fan: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  4. Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Detach the Fan Connector: step 4, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Detach the Fan Connector: step 4, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Fan Replacement, Detach the Fan Connector: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Using your fingers, gently pull the top of the pin connector straight up to detach the fan from the console.

    • Do not wiggle the connector or cable while removing. This may cause the connector to come loose

    • Remove the fan piece and set it aside.

Conclusion

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

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