Introduction

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

Turn the Wii mini upside down. Remove the two rubber feet at the back of the console to reveal the hidden 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Using your fingers, gently pull the top of the pin  connector straight up to detach the  fan from the console.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. Using your fingers, gently pull the pin connector to disconnect the power board from the disc drive.
  • 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. Lift the power board from the console and set it aside.
  • 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. Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the four 6mm screws.
  • 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. Lift the disc drive out of the console and set it aside.
  • 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.
  • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the 6mm screw at the top of the black tray.

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

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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.
  • 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. Lift out the metal tray and set it aside.
  • Lift out the metal tray and set it aside.

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Lift out the motherboard and set it aside. Lift out the motherboard and set it aside.
  • 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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