Did I Kill My Wii U?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Big Man Tyrone2, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Big Man Tyrone2
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    So a while back, my Wii U fan stopped working, and after a while later, I decided to get the parts to fix it. Once I got to replacing the internal fan, the receptors came off with the Wii U. I don't know what to do right now, and i'm considering to get an external fan. I also cant send it in to Nintendo because the Wii side is modded. Here's two images:


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    *bump*
     
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    your images don't show, by receptors do you mean the 3-pin connector for the fan came off the board?
    wiiu-pin.jpg
     
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    You must use the direct image link not the imgur link.
    Pictures from op
     
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    Yeah, it deattached from the Wii U.
     
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    Then solder it back on. Ain't that hard to do.
     
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    This
     
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    Do you know how you would do this, because i'm not very experienced in soldering, also what kinds of materials would you need?
     
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    A soldering Iron and some solder wire. You can probably buy a soldering iron somewhere cheaply cause you don't need a fancy one. Look it up on YouTube how to solder, for what you need to do it ain't that hard. Try it out on a piece of wood and when you're comfortable doing so move over to the wii u.
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013JM4AW4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3NY4E0Q4358QL

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00030AP48/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    You think these are worth the price?
     
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    How did you manage to do that?! The fan is socketed and its possible to simply pull it out using finger nails. From your pictures it looks like you ripped the connector off the board with a pair of pliers?

    Since you have never soldered before I would recommend taking it to someone more experienced.
     
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    I was trying to get the fan out and I pulled on it way too harder than I should have. Also, I do have experience with soldering, but very little.
     
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    Yeah these are fine. And like i said. Try it out on some wood first. Soldering that back on ain't that hard.
     
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    Alright, thanks for helping!
     
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    No problem. Good luck !