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Introduction

This guide will help you to remove the outer case and be able to open the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad. You will need a Tri-WIng Y1 screw driver.

Parts

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

  3. Wii U GamePad Outer Case Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Wii U GamePad Outer Case Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Wii U GamePad Outer Case Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • With your finger, press down and pull back on the battery connector plug.

    • Remove the battery from the battery case.

  4. Wii U GamePad Outer Case Replacement, Outer Case: step 4, image 1 of 3 Wii U GamePad Outer Case Replacement, Outer Case: step 4, image 2 of 3 Wii U GamePad Outer Case 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.

  5. Wii U GamePad Outer Case Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug outer case rumble motor connector from the motherboard with your fingers.

Conclusion

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

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One Comment

This doesn't show anything about taking the front of the housing off, is that relatively straightforward?

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