Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery in your Wii U GamePad.

Image 1/2: Lift up and remove the battery cover. Image 2/2: Lift up and remove the battery cover.
  • Face the GamePad down and unscrew the two Phillips #00 screws which are attached to the battery cover.

  • Lift up and remove the battery cover.

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Image 1/3: Pull upwards from the bottom of the battery to release it. Image 2/3: Pull upwards from the bottom of the battery to release it. Image 3/3: Pull upwards from the bottom of the battery to release it.
  • With your finger on the battery connector, pull downwards toward the base of the GamePad to disconnect it.

  • Pull upwards from the bottom of the battery to release it.

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Conclusion

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

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I only see two pins on most 3rd party rechargeable Li-Ion batteries. What is the pinout for the factory supplied battery? I would like to replace the battery with a similar 3.7v Li-Ion battery from somewhere like adafruit.

roof tip - Reply

I found an answer to my first question. My follow up question is if you can use a battery with only two charging pins and not the temp sensor pins?

roof tip - Reply

There's no reason you can't but without the temp sensor you must be cautions if your battery does over heat because it can lead to damages on the touchscreen as well.

Steven Chiu - Reply

Why does Nintendo mention a size #0 screwdriver while iFixit says #00?

proof: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/...

"•Use a crosshead style, size #0 screwdriver to avoid damage to the screw or threads"

"2.Loosen the battery cover screws with a crosshead style, size #0 screwdriver."

/a confused person

Chris - Reply

The size #00 is just a little smaller than the #0. When we wrote these guides, we used whatever worked for us. Either should work, but generally you should use the largest that will work to avoid stripping the screw.

Kim Arre -

can't you just use any lithium battery like this?? It shouldn't have to be a special exclusive device only battery.

jasonmg99 - Reply

Great idea! Maybe you can try it out and let us know if it works or not!

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