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Introduction

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

  1. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Unscrew the Bottom: step 1, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard 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 Motherboard Replacement, Remove the Cover: step 2, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Remove the Cover: step 2, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard 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 Motherboard Replacement, Unscrew the Fan: step 3, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard 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 Motherboard Replacement, Detach the Fan Connector: step 4, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Detach the Fan Connector: step 4, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard 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.

  5. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Power Board: step 5, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Power Board: step 5, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Power Board: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  6. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Using your fingers, gently pull the pin connector to disconnect the power board from the disc drive.

  7. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the power board from the console and set it aside.

  8. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Disc Drive: step 8, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Disc Drive: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the four 6mm screws.

  9. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the disc drive out of the console and set it aside.

  10. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Unscrew the Tray: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the 6mm screw at the top of the black tray.

  11. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Remove the Tray: step 11, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Remove the Tray: step 11, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Remove the Tray: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

    • Once separated, lift the plastic tray out of the console and set it aside.

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

  12. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Unscrew the Metal Casing: step 12, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Unscrew the Metal Casing: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • 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. (See Photo #2)

  13. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Remove Metal Casing: step 13, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Remove Metal Casing: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Lift out the metal tray and set it aside.

  14. Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Remove Motherboard: step 14, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Wii mini Motherboard Replacement, Remove Motherboard: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Lift out the motherboard and set it aside.

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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