How to Disassemble the Nintendo Wii [old method]

xDeM0nx Feb 21, 2013

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    Xbox One
    What you

    • Tri-wing
    • Flat
      head Screwdriver
    • Precision
      Phillips head Screwdriver
    • Razor
      Knife (Exacto, Stanley Knife): optional for removing paper feet undamaged
    • Container
      for screws

    Step 1:

    Remove the controller port and memory card

    To do this, open the doors and push them towards the top side of the console,
    then pull out.

    This does not take much force.

    Step 2:

    Turn the console upside down.

    Remove the two plastic feet
    carefully with the flat head screwdriver.

    Remove the two paper feet
    with the razor knife.

    Remove the four tri-wing screws that have been uncovered with your tri-wing

    Step 3:

    On the side with the serial number:

    Remove the plastic foot

    Remove the paper foot

    Use the Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the battery screw and remove battery.

    Step 4:

    Remove the black Phillips head screw that is under the
    plastic foot.

    Remove the triwing screw in the battery
    and the screw
    from under the paper foot

    At this point, there is only one screw holding in the faceplate (The part with
    the buttons),

    so handle carefully.

    Step 5:

    Turn the console so that the controller ports
    face you.

    Remove the three black screws with a Phillips head screwdriver.

    Remove the two shown in blue first.

    Remove the one shown in red last.
    It is holding on the faceplate.

    Step 6:

    Carefully remove the faceplate by pulling out
    slightly and then laying down as pictured.

    Unplug the connector cable.

    Try not to use too much force.

    Step 7:

    Back on the controller port side, remove the
    black controller port cover.

    It comes off very easily if you pull from the top memory card slot.

    Step 8:

    Underneath the controller port cover you will
    find more screws.

    Using the tri-wing screwdriver, undo the two
    as pictured.

    Step 9:

    Remove the top plastic cover by pulling up
    gently on each of the four corners,

    then lift straight up evenly.

    Note: that when re-assembling,
    there are metal tabs on both sides of the lid that you may have to push inwards
    slightly before the lid slides into place.

    Step 10:

    Remove the four
    dvd drive screws

    It is better if your screwdriver is slightly magnetic for this part.

    Step 11:

    Carefully lift dvd drive up enough to fit your
    fingers between the drive and the motherboard casing.

    At this point you will feel some resistance. This is caused by one of the dvd
    drive cables getting caught on a piece of

    If you look into the gap you have made you should be able to see it.

    Slide your hand in there and gently pull the cable forward, then continue
    lifting, but only lift the side farthest from the controller ports.

    It should end up as shown in the picture.

    Disconnect the wire cable
    by pulling it straight out. The ribbon cable is held in
    place by a hinged connector. Use a fingernail to pull it up and unlatch it.

    credit yowii

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