Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Remove the two rubber feet at the back of the console to reveal the hidden screws. Image 2/2: Remove the four 6mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Run a plastic opening tool around the middle edge of the console to loosen the top piece. Image 2/3: Gently lift the top piece of the console and set it aside. Image 3/3: Gently lift the top piece of the console and set it aside.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 6mm screws on either side of the fan piece. Image 2/2: You may need to use  tweezers to pull out the  screws once they are loosened.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 4mm screws at  the top and bottom of the power  board. Image 2/3: Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 4mm screws at  the top and bottom of the power  board. Image 3/3: Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 4mm screws at  the top and bottom of the power  board.
  • 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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  • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the 6mm screw at the top of the black tray.

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Image 1/2: Make sure the black square pieces are separated from the metal square pieces before  trying to lift out the tray. Image 2/2: Trying to remove the tray before it is completely loosened may result in damage to  the metal square pieces.
  • Using your fingers, pull the black plastic tray toward you to loosen it from the console.

  • Make sure the black square pieces are separated from the metal square pieces before trying to lift out the tray.

  • Trying to remove the tray before it is completely loosened may result in damage to the metal square pieces.

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  • Lift the plastic tray out of the console and set it aside.

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Image 1/2: These screws are indicated by small arrows on the metal tray. Image 2/2: These screws are indicated by small arrows on the metal tray.
  • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the eleven 5mm screws holding the silver metal piece to the console.

  • These screws are indicated by small arrows on the metal tray.

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  • Lift out the metal tray and set it aside.

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  • Lift out the motherboard and set it aside.

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Conclusion

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

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Can you fit a Wii Motherboard inside this casing, and use the dvd drive, if so I have a few wiis with broken DVD drives I would like to repair and this would be a cheap solution.

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