If you find your Nintendo Wii under attack by dust bunnies, break things down for a good cleaning without wasting much time.
You will need
- Micro screwdriver set
- Security tri-wing screwdriver
- Steady hand
Step 1 Pop off the top flaps Stand your Wii vertically and remove the top flaps by carefully bending them back until they snap out.
Step 2 Remove top screws Remove the three Philips head screws in the top of the console and then slide out the black panel around the four Gamecube and memory ports.
Step 3 Remove screws under panel Remove the two Philips head screws under the black panel and then the two tri-wing screws using a security tri-wing screwdriver.
Track which screws go where carefully. Nintendo uses a mixture of both tri-wing and Philips head screws and the two cannot be interchanged.
Step 4 Flip the console over Flip the console over and remove all the screws fro the bottom including the one near the battery cover.
Use a flat head screwdriver to gently pry up the rubber feet and other obstructions that hide many of the screws.
Step 5 Detach face plate Detach the front faceplate and use a flathead screwdriver to separate the power connectors from inside the console.
Step 6 Lie the console flat Lay the console flat and pry the case panel away from the unit by placing a flat head screwdriver in the seam.
Step 7 Check for additional screws Check for additional screws if you are having difficulty removing the panel. You have successfully disassembled your Wii.
A Nintendo Wii consumes 16 watts of electricity when turned on — considerably less than the 53 watts of an average incandescent light bulb.