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Introduction

This guide will help you to replace your motherboard. For this replacement, You will need the tool #PH0 and tweezers.

  1. Wii U GamePad Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Place Gamepad face down and remove the two 4.7 mm screws with a Phillips size #00 screwdriver.

  2. Wii U GamePad Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lift and remove the battery plate.

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    • With your finger, press down and pull back on the battery connector plug.

    • Remove the battery from the battery case.

  4. Wii U GamePad Motherboard Replacement, Outer Case: step 4, image 1 of 3 Wii U GamePad Motherboard Replacement, Outer Case: step 4, image 2 of 3 Wii U GamePad Motherboard Replacement, Outer Case: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Remove 10 9mm screws with Tri-Wing size Y1 screwdriver around the outer case.

    • Lift up on the back of case.

    • Lift gently because the rumble motor in the back of the case is still connected by a cable to the motherboard.

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    • Unplug outer case rumble motor connector from the motherboard with your fingers.

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    • Open the top and bottom clasp that connects the white flex cable to the motherboard with the tweezer.

    • Remove the white flex cable with the tweezers.

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    • With your fingers, lift and remove bluetooth board.

    • Remove the board carefully as there are still two wires attached.

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    • Disconnect the black and white wires off of the back of the bluetooth module.

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    • Lift and remove the bluetooth module.

  10. Wii U GamePad Motherboard Replacement, Speakers: step 10, image 1 of 2 Wii U GamePad Motherboard Replacement, Speakers: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • With your fingers, unplug the left speaker cable from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the right speaker cable that's connected to the motherboard with the tweezers.

  12. Wii U GamePad Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the analog connector with tweezers.

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    • Remove the blue connector using tweezers.

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    • Carefully lift the black clasp. It is prone to breaking if only lifted from one point. Remove the brown ribbon by using the tweezers.

    • Unclasp and release the small digitizer ribbon cable to the left of the brown ribbon. Be careful, the clasp breaks easily.

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    • Remove the small orange ribbon with the tweezers.

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    • Remove these two connectors to the motherboard with your fingers.

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    • Remove the NFC communicator.

    • When removing the NFC communicator, be careful with the small connector on the back side.

    • Remove the small connector plug-in on the back.

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    • Remove the remaining three 5.1 mm screws using the Phillips size #0 screwdriver.

    • Lift and remove the mother board.

Conclusion

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

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i need help with the tiny clasp for the touch glass ribbon. the tiny grey clasp snapped off and now the ribbon will not stay in, so i can't use the touch screen, if there a way to secure that tiny ribbon to the contact?

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