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Segui questa guida per sostituire un lettore DVD rotto.

  1. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii, Copertura anteriore: passo 1, immagine 1 di 2 Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii, Copertura anteriore: passo 1, immagine 2 di 2
    • Usa uno spudger in metallo per rimuovere le coperture in plastica bianca delle viti incastrate nella copertura inferiore vicino alla parte anteriore della Wii.

    Die Abdeckungen sind geklebt, stecken also nicht.

    Ludger - Replica

    Don’t mistakenly remove the rubber case feet

    Bob Trout - Replica

    Thanks I almost removed the rubber feet

    Lushane - Replica

    If you’re wondering what to use for this, the main blade of a pocket knife from the corner of the plastic works well.

    Cameron Holman - Replica

  2. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 2, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita le due viti Tri-Wing da 8,3 mm nascoste sotto le coperture appena rimosse.

    Before you start, get a small plastic tray with at least 15 small bins in it, and put the screws you take out in each step in the bins in order. It makes reassembly a LOT easier.

    larry - Replica

    NOTE: You need a Y1 screwdriver. Be careful when buying the little red screwdrivers on Amazon that claim to fit the Wii - they don’t!! From personal experience.

    Robotai - Replica

    Just to add to Robotai’s comment, if you do get the little red/orange screwdrivers on Amazon, file off the tip. It if’s mostly blunt, it fits the tri-wing screws much better.

    jeff - Replica

    1/16 x 1 craftsman Phillips mini screwdriver works for this if you don’t have the tri-wing driver

    grace nicosin - Replica

    How do you make one ? If you don’t have the screwdriver

    Ethan - Replica

    I am using a 18ct empty egg carton to hold the screws/parts removed in the steps.

    karenmparamore - Replica

    Larry’s idea about the bins was great and helpful.

    Robots is right- you NEED a Y1. Just buy the thing with the drive. I didn’t, tried many other options, none worked. Had to order the thing separately with shipping. Mistake….

    David Ryan - Replica

  3. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 3, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita la vite a croce Phillips da 5,9 mm sotto la porta delle prese dei controller vicino alla copertura anteriore.

  4. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 4, immagine 1 di 1
    • Usa uno spudger in metallo per rimuovere il piedino in gomma incastrato sul lato della Wii vicino all'ingresso del lettore DVD.

    All of the rubber feet on my very old Wii had literally melted into a gooey mess and just needed to be scraper off and cleaned with alcohol.

    Bob Robins - Replica

  5. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 5, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita la vite a croce Phillips da 5,9 mm nascosta sotto il piedino appena rimosso.

    please help! my lil sis got a disc stuck in my wii while it was off!!! please help fast!!!

    Leah Vegan - Replica

    does it turn on?

    Giovanni Munoz - Replica

  6. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 6, immagine 1 di 2 Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 6, immagine 2 di 2
    • Tira via delicatamente la copertura anteriore dalla Wii.

    • Usa un paio di pinzette per scollegare il connettore in plastica del cavo dei LED dalla scheda madre.

    • Rimuovi la copertura anteriore.

    surprisingly, this was the trickiest step for me. I almost completely mangled the wires when my tweezers slipped as I was attempting to remove the connector.

    rbelknap - Replica

    I ended up using needle nose pliars on this step.

    Awesome detailed guide made this very easy, thank you author!

    Glenn Woodard - Replica

    Can someone direct me to what I need to do? My tweezers slipped and I cut one of the wires on the connector. Where can I find a new Y plug for the wii?

    jaredslaweski - Replica

    I also broke my wire trying to use tweezers. I should have known better. I use (normally do) a spudger on one side and my fingernail on the other to gently pry these types of connectors out. I ended up buying a replacement faceplate on ebay.

    Tyler - Replica

    This was the hardest part for me. I tried using my fingernails, two different tweezers, and needle nose pliers, but I ended up cutting both the wires. Anyway, I put some electric tape over the exposed wires and just reassembled the system. Funny thing is that the LED still works and I have not noticed any difference. I'm not sure what those wires did, but they seem to not be important.

    Nick - Replica

    For people still wondering after all these years, :), The connector is for the blue leds around the dvd when loading and unloading a disk.

    Niels -

    I also broke off the flimsy wires at the connector. To NOT break the wires, alternate pressing on the right and left sides of the connector with a small flathead screwdriver. Be patient, it will eventually work itself free. There isn't enough to grab onto with the tweezers and you'll only succeed in having them slip off, grab the wires, and yank the wires out.

    Good news is that if you do rip out the wires, no worries... I didn't reconnect them and the unit works just fine. I have no idea what those wires are even for. Power LED continues to work no problem.

    jasendorf - Replica

    I used two small flat head screw drivers, one on each side to pry out the connector. This created less pressure from me and reduced my chance of cutting the wires.

    mulkey - Replica

    This guide is really marvellous - works a treat. But I would definitely recommend needle nose pliers for this step rather than tweezers. It's really easy if you use pliers and potentially damaging if not, and you get it wrong. I had one sniff at it with tweezers then immediate nipped out to the garage for my pliers!

    thepitcanary - Replica

    Definitely a tricky step with that connector. I also cut broke the wire accidentally and was going to just give up trying to fix the Wii. However, as others stated the Wii works just fine, including the lights. I do wonder what those wire are for.

    darcaesar - Replica

    I also had a lot of trouble trying to get the connector off with tweezers. Ended up leaving it attached. It does not really get in the way of remaining steps.

    Ron Even - Replica

    Needlenose pliers did the trick for us!

    Ron Cormier - Replica

    Needlenose pliers did it for us!

    Ron Cormier - Replica

    You can save yourself some trouble at this point and skip the rest of the disassembly: See that green tab to the left of the sd card slot? THAT’S the wifi board (and that green tab, in hindsight, seems designed to make it accessible without taking apart the whole device, don’t you think?) A little careful spudging, and you’ve got it out, ready to replace! (There’s a guy who shows the process on youtube, if you want to review first)

    Will - Replica

    I got the connector out ok thanks to the suggestions here, but I couldn’t figure out how to reattach it. In the end, I just kind of threw it in and it worked fine.

    Christine Wittmer - Replica

    Very clear instructions - thanks! Faceplate needed replacing after one of my son’s friends accidentally kicked it across the room. $10 bucks to fix, thanks to ebay and these instructions. I’d never heard of a “tri-wing” screw before.

    LInda Rawlins - Replica

    I just left the connector alone and kept it connected while working on it. There is enough wire to allow you to do what you need if you are just careful not to snag it on anything.

    Michael Payne - Replica

    This was the trickiest part, I almost broke the wires using tweezers and pliers, so instead use a flat end screwdriver to pry it out, when putting it back in use needlenose pliers to start it then use your fingernail to go the rest of the way.

    grace nicosin - Replica

    After I got the connector out I noticed the little locking flap on the top side of the connector. I think prying this first is the key to easier removal.

    Will B - Replica

    Anyone know of a method to replace the connector if you end up breaking the wires? Bits of wire are stuck in the white plastic connector, so I'm wondering if I can buy a connector online somewhere without replacing the whole face plate. Thanks :)

    Bronze Owl - Replica

    I severed both wires. If you want to avoid removing the connector, you can lengthen the two wires by unserpentining them from the wire holder that's in the cover.

    Griff Derryberry - Replica

  7. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii, Copertura esterna: passo 7, immagine 1 di 3 Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii, Copertura esterna: passo 7, immagine 2 di 3 Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii, Copertura esterna: passo 7, immagine 3 di 3
    • Apri la porta protettiva delle prese dei controller finché è perpendicolare con la cornice nera delle prese.

    • Tira verso l'alto la porta protettiva per separarla dalla copertura esterna.

    • Ripeti questa procedura per la porta protettiva della scheda di memoria.

  8. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 8, immagine 1 di 2 Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 8, immagine 2 di 2
    • Svita le due viti a croce Phillips da 4,1 mm rimanenti sul bordo superiore della cornice in plastica nera delle prese dei controller.

    • Solleva la cornice dal bordo lungo più lontano dalle prese dei controller e rimuovila dalla Wii.

  9. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 9, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita le due viti a croce Phillips da 5 mm sopra le prese dei controller.

  10. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 10, immagine 1 di 1
    • Usa uno spudger in metallo per rimuovere le tre coperture evidenziate delle viti incastrate sul lato della Wii.

  11. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 11, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita le seguenti viti:

    • Due viti a croce Phillips da 5 mm

    • Una vite Tri-Wing da 8,2 mm

  12. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 12, immagine 1 di 1
    • Usa uno spudger in metallo per rimuovere i due piedini in gomma incastrati sulla faccia inferiore della Wii vicino alle prese posteriori.

  13. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 13, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita le due viti Tri-Wing da 8,2 mm nascoste sotto i piedini appena rimossi.

    had a little trouble with theses screws. they were just barely too deep for my 54pies bit driver kit to reach. I ended up inserting a small wad of paper into the shaft of my driver so the tri-wing bit stuck out far enough to engage the screw. (I used the tweezers to remove the paper when I was done) :)

    rbelknap - Replica

    Thank you rbelknap, this is excellent advice for those using the ifixit branded driver.

    George Squires - Replica

    You could also use the 4mm nut driver in the iFixit kit to turn the tri-wing driver. This will give you a little more reach.

    Edward Tucker - Replica

    How is no one talking about the included 4mm nut driver trick at Edward Tucker mentioned?! That is genius! Thanks mate!

    Zabuza -

    That's the idea that I needed. Agree with Zabuza.

    cwdick -

    This paper wad trick totally worked for me too!

    anonymous 779 - Replica

    Standard Tri-Wing bits will NOT fit into the holes. Make sure that you get one of the tool kits from iFixit (I just ordered the Mako Driver/Bit kit with 64 bits ) - the Tri-Wing bits in this kit have a narrow shaft that allows it to reach deep into narrow holes like these on the Wii . (Disclaimer - I have no association with iFixit).

    dave whale - Replica

    I just sawed off a bit of the shank holder from the iFixit tool, in order for the bit to go deep enough into the case.

    The tool still works fine.

    Alan Walker - Replica

    Thanks for the paper wad trick advice! Worked perfectly with my Wii

    Finder352 - Replica

  14. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 14, immagine 1 di 1
    • Solleva la copertura esterna dal corpo della Wii.

    This step could use at least another picture from the backside so it's clearer what comes up and what stays down.

    Jose Vazquez - Replica

    I used a spudger around the edges of the outer case to gently ease it upward since I could not lift it out with my fingers. Then it came right out.

    Marko - Replica

    hey marko that really helped me thanks\. als if you need help figuring which side is up, its the one with the nintendo engraving on it

    Aryan Garg - Replica

    A fan filter fell out at this step how do you put it back?

    Edit: I figured it out it was from the side intake vent. Just line up the two notches with the pegs in the case to hold it in place

    Darren Jones - Replica

  15. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii, Lettore DVD: passo 15, immagine 1 di 2 Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii, Lettore DVD: passo 15, immagine 2 di 2
    • Svita la piccola vite a croce Phillips che fissa la porta della batteria alla copertura inferiore.

    • Questa vite resterà ancorata alla porta della batteria.

    • Sfila la porta della batteria dalla Wii.

    • Questo è un buon momento per cambiare la batteria CR2032 se non lo hai fatto di recente.

    The screw on the battery door of my Wii required a Phillips #000 screwdriver, which is not listed in the required tools.

    Ben - Replica

    The screw is a PH0000 (quadruple zero) requiring an exceptionally small Phillips screwdriver to remove. If this is your first time in here in a while, this may also be a great time to change the CR2032 battery.

    Steve Bonds - Replica

    I was able to use the ph0 no problem.

    Darren Jones -

    I used a 00 with no problem.

    julie -

    What does this battery do? I never knew there was a battery inside of the WIi.

    Stephen Thornhill - Replica

    thje battery is used to maintain timwe and date etc

    Electronik -

  16. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 16, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita la vite Tri-Wing da 8,2 mm nascosta sotto la porta della batteria.

    Note - this screw is a machine screw (e.g. not self-tapping). It screws into a hex nut, and that nut is captive in a slot in the case. When reassembling, ensure that this hex nut is still captive, and has not migrated out to other areas within the Wii.

    dyanetti - Replica

  17. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 17, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita le due viti Tri-Wing da 8,2 mm che tengono ferma la schermatura del lettore DVD vicino alle porte dei controller.

  18. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 18, immagine 1 di 1
    • Solleva la schermatura del lettore DVD e rimuovila dalla Wii.

    Be careful not to cut your fingers on the sharp edges of this metal shield. My daughter actually scraped enough skin to cause blood to drip off her finger. Then we noticed her skin stuck to the metal edge. Yuk.

    J Smith - Replica

  19. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 19, immagine 1 di 1
    • Svita le quattro viti a croce Phillips #1 da 9 mm che fissano il lettore DVD alla copertura inferiore.

    The two left hand screws were very difficult to relocate during reassembly. I was coaching my 8 year old through this, and this was probably the only step that he couldn't do. We dropped these screws several times, and used magnets to retrieve. Miniature needle-nose pliers gripping the 'washer' surface of the screw were too wide. We managed to purchase the 'button head' of these screws with the needle-nose and drop the screws into their hole, and push with the phillips until secure. I would like to hear how others install these screws, please.

    dyanetti - Replica

    I had the same problem as you and eventually found an easy way round it. I wrote this to be added to the instructions but it was rejected: "Once the DVD drive has been removed, remove the 4 rubber washers from the screws removed earlier and insert them into your new DVD drive. Because two of the screws are difficult to reach, it is best to insert these two screws into the washers and then slide them into place ready for securing to the base plate".

    The rubber washer holds the two screws roughly in position, you can then reach them with your screwdriver through the two holes (about an inch away) and finish tightening them up.

    Gary -

    For the two screws at the front of the chassis, use a three-pronged parts retriever to lift them out after you unscrew them.

    Walter - Replica

    Helpful tip: Use a magnetized screwdriver for the 2 screws nearest the DVD face because they are set in deep sockets

    Blake Minghelli - Replica

    During reassembly, it can be tricky to position the recessed screws. To temporarily magnetize your screwdriver, rub the tip against a magnet for 5-10 seconds. (A refrigerator magnet will do.) You should then be able to put the screw on the tip and gently lower it into position.

    Matt D - Replica

    Thanks - the refrigerator magnet trick worked for me,

    Jim Allen -

    Another method for getting the front screws back in is to insert a small pair of tweezers through the DVD slot to guide the screw in. I just dropped the screw in between the tweezers which held the screw just above the hole. Then I was able to use the phillips screwdriver to guide the screw into the hole and screw it in. Done in just a few seconds.

    Another option would be to stick a dab of hot glue on the screw to your screwdriver and then when the screw has been driven home either the glue stays on the driver and is easily removed or it stays on the screw and you just pull it off with tweezers or needle nose pliers.

    accts4mjs - Replica

    The screwdriver provided in the kit by ifixit is a magnetized screwdriver and works perfectly!

    mulkey - Replica

    If you are disassembling your Wii because, say, a two-year-old has shovelled pennies into it (yes, that was me) you will also need to partially disassemble the drive itself, which is not covered in this guide. Luckily it's really easy. Unscrew the 4-5 larger Philips/cross head screws on the top of the frame (NOT any of the smaller darker ones) around the edges, and the frame on top of the drive will lift right off. Be careful as there is cabling running to it, so don't yank it or pull it too far off. You will now be able to get any coins or other foreign objects out.

    thepitcanary - Replica

    I didn't have a magnetic screwdriver, so I applied a tiny amount of fabric glue to the head of each screw, waited a minute for it to start to harden, inserted my non-mag screwdriver into the screw head, and the screw stuck to the screwdriver long enough to insert it into the hole.

    Lee Crooks - Replica

    Be advised that the posts that these screws go into are very fragile and may even break. Make sure to get the little plastic pieces out if you over tighten them or they are just brittle and broken to begin with. The screws seem to be long enough to work if you do break the posts off completely.

    Michael Payne - Replica

    I needed a size 1 Phillips screwdriver for this step.

    julie - Replica

    Thanks, I will include it in the guide

    Angel -

    Be careful with these screws - they seem to be quite malleable and easy to strip.

    Electronik - Replica

  20. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 20, immagine 1 di 1
    • Solleva il bordo del lettore DVD opposto alle prese dei controller quanto basta per accedere ai cavi sulla faccia inferiore.

    • Tira attentamente il cavo di alimentazione del lettore DVD da sotto la copertura in plastica vicino al dissipatore.

    When reversing these steps to reassemble the Wii, at this point it is possible to do a quick test before screwing the drive to the case. This will save you a lot of time if something is wrong.

    Don't touch anything you don't have to while the case is off.

    Carefully plug the power cable into the back of the Wii, then use a screwdriver to gently press the white button next to the glowing yellow LED on the front. You should hear the DVD drive power up and whir. Then press the white button again, wait for the yellow light to come back, and unplug the Wii.

    If you didn't hear the drive start up, most likely one of the two ribbons isn't connected to the drive correctly. Doublecheck the previous 3 steps.

    Matt D - Replica

  21. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 21, immagine 1 di 1
    • Sfila il cavo di alimentazione del lettore DVD dalla sua presa sul lettore stesso.

    When reversing this step, be careful re-inserting the connector. The pins are very delicate and if you aren't at the proper angle, you can bend them and ruin the drive.

    jisakoff42 - Replica

    The exact thing happened to me just now; I reinserted it at a (very slight) angle, and bent one of the pins at the end of the socket. Luckily, I was able to straighten it back up with a sewing needle. I made sure the spacing was consistent with the rest of the pins, and that I reinserted the connector as straight as I could, so it doesn’t happen again.

    Jose Olarte III -

  22. Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 22, immagine 1 di 2 Sostituzione lettore DVD Nintendo Wii: passo 22, immagine 2 di 2
    • Usa le unghie per ruotare verso l'alto l'aletta di bloccaggio del connettore del cavo a nastro del lettore DVD.

    • Assicurati di agire sull'aletta di bloccaggio e non sul connettore.

    • Sfila il cavo a nastro del lettore DVD dalla sua presa.

    • Rimuovi il lettore DVD dalla Wii.

    When reversing this step, make sure the ribbon is all the way in. For some reason I found positioning it with my replacement drive was much harder than with my old drive. The gentlest tug after lowering the brown clip would show that the ribbon was not actually being held tightly. I thought for a while that the clip itself was broken, but eventually I got it to hold the ribbon correctly.

    Matt D - Replica

    Be careful with this step. I too had difficulty re-inserting the ribbon. I even popped off the brown clip and thought I broke it. Thankfully it snapped back into place.

    Dana Kennard - Replica

    It is difficult to tell, but be aware that the brown piece is the retaining flap, not the light piece , which is the actual socket.

    Dan Neunaber - Replica

    I had to use Kapton tape. I couldn’t get the clip back on.

    Jim Allen - Replica

    This was the trickiest step for me. Take note of how the ribbon is configured before you loosen the clip to help you replace it with confidence in the right way.

    Ping Wu - Replica

    Careful! When reinstalling, I think I bent and broke the ribbon. The Wii doesn't respond upon power up - I think because it doesn't see the drive.

    Steve Bennett - Replica

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6 Commenti

My problem was an object that had been lodged in the drive - in fact, I didn't need to replace the drive. I successfully followed thru step 19, and at that point, I was able to extract the foreign object through the gaps in the disc housing. Then I reversed the steps through to the start and everything is working again.

JJones - Replica

I used this to access the drive area where I successfully identified and removed a plastic toy 50p coin my 2 yr old had carefully inserted in it; The Wii works again now

I am v gratefuil for these excellent instructions

And a tip - use a computer/laptop to view; an iphone was a wee (Wii?) bit too small!

david simpson - Replica

You can also download our free iPad app.

David Hodson -

Your instructions were very thorough, and my Wii now works again, thanks!

Robotai - Replica

I’ve replaced the drive & receive the same error.

it doesn’t appear to read the disc.

Could it be the ribbon cable needs checking or

do you need to run a WII update as the device realises a hardware change and it won’t work until

an update has been run.

Brendon J - Replica

I just rebuilt my Wii following these instructions and it now works great. Thanks!

Deborah Wilson - Replica

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