Use this guide to learn how to replace the wireless LAN modules in the Nintendo Wii U.
Step 1 Wireless 2.4ghz Module and Bluetooth Module
You will first need to find all the screws hidden underneath the black (or white) square stickers. They are all located on the bottom side of the Wii U. Use a spudger to remove stickers if it is difficult to peel off with your fingers.
Remove the five Phillips #0 screws.
Remove the four Tri-Wing (Y1)screws.
Remove the CMOS battery door on the left side of the console.
Remove the three Y1 Tri-Wing screws.
Gently pry off the top lid of the Wii U.
Rotate the device so that the front plate is facing you.
Remove the two Philips Head (PH1) screws that connect the front plate to each side of the device.
Remove the ribbon cable and separate the front plate from the main console.
Remove the fan by unscrewing the two connecting screws on both sides of the fan. The fan’s wires will still be attached to the motherboard as it is permanently affixed.
Using a Philips head (PH0) screwdriver, unscrew the four screws off the disk reader from the main console and remove disc reader.
Unscrew and remove the heatsink. You will have to carefully move the antenna cables out of the way in order to remove the heatsink shielding.
Using a Philips head (PH1) unscrew all floor screws connecting the outer plate from the circuit board to remove the circuit board.
Using a Phillips Head #1 unscrew the heatsink from the motherboard.
There are screws lining the perimeter of the motherboard that you will remove with a Philips Head (PH1) screwdriver. Once they are unscrewed, the motherboard should easily separate from the lower tray.
Once the motherboard is detached, flip it over to view the wireless modules.
The wireless modules are attached with adhesive. Pull up gently on the module to avoid breakage.
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