Use this guide to replace a worn-out fan.
Step 1 Faceplate
Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii.
Remove the two 8.3 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the covers you just removed.
Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw under the controller port door nearest the faceplate.
Use a metal spudger to remove the rubber foot stuck to the side of the Wii near the DVD drive opening.
Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw hidden under the foot you just removed.
Carefully pull the faceplate away from the front of the Wii.
Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the LED cable's plastic connector from the motherboard.
Remove the faceplate.
Step 7 Outer Case
Open the controller port cover until it is perpendicular to the black controller port bezel.
Pull the controller port cover straight up to release it from the outer case.
Repeat this procedure for the memory card port cover.
Remove the two remaining 4.1 mm Phillips screws along the top edge of the black plastic controller port bezel.
Lift the bezel from the long edge furthest away from the controller ports and remove it from the Wii.
Remove the two 5 mm Phillips screws above the controller ports.
Use a metal spudger to remove the three highlighted screw covers stuck to the side of the Wii.
Remove the following screws:
Two 5 mm Phillips screws
One 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screw
Use a metal spudger to remove the two rubber feet stuck to the bottom face of the Wii near the rear ports.
Remove the two 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the feet you just removed.
Lift the outer case straight up off the body of the Wii.
Step 15 Fan
Grab the fan connector with a pair of tweezers and lift it straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.
Be sure your tweezers are clamped down on the fan connector, not the socket attached to the motherboard.
Remove the two 10 mm Phillips screws securing the fan to the fan shroud.
Remove the fan from the Wii.
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