Nintendo Wii Fan Replacement

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Introduction

Use this guide to replace a worn-out fan.

Step 1 Faceplate
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Use a metal spudger to remove the white plastic screw covers stuck to the lower case near the front of the Wii.

Step 2
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Remove the two 8.3 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the covers you just removed.

Step 3

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Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw under the controller port door nearest the faceplate.

Step 4
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Use a metal spudger to remove the rubber foot stuck to the side of the Wii near the DVD drive opening.

Step 5
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Remove the single 5.9 mm Phillips screw hidden under the foot you just removed.

Step 6

Image 1/2: Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the LED cable's plastic connector from the motherboard.

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
Image 1/3: Pull the controller port cover straight up to release it from the 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.

Step 8
Image 1/2: Lift the bezel from the long edge furthest away from the controller ports and remove it from the Wii.

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.

Step 9
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Remove the two 5 mm Phillips screws above the controller ports.

Step 10

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Use a metal spudger to remove the three highlighted screw covers stuck to the side of the Wii.

Step 11
Image 1/1: Two 5 mm Phillips screws
Remove the following screws:
Two 5 mm Phillips screws
One 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screw

Step 12
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Use a metal spudger to remove the two rubber feet stuck to the bottom face of the Wii near the rear ports.

Step 13
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Remove the two 8.2 mm Tri-Wing screws hidden under the feet you just removed.


Step 14
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Lift the outer case straight up off the body of the Wii.

Step 15 Fan
Image 1/1: Be sure your tweezers are clamped down on the fan connector, '''not''' the socket attached to the motherboard.
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.

Step 16
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Remove the two 10 mm Phillips screws securing the fan to the fan shroud.

Step 17
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Remove the fan from the Wii.


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