How do you replace a wii fan?

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Oct 19, 2009

How do you replace a wii fan? by UKTone at 2:49 PM (1,793 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. UKTone
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    On a website I seen one for $20 (not sure how much the tax and/or the shipping was/is), and I don't know what screwdrivers I need, I have none of my own so how do I get them and which ones do I need?

    If I could get lowe's, home depot, ebay, or etc. links with the items I need, that would be great.
     
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    To open up a Wii you will need a phillips screwdriver and a tri-wing screwdriver. The tri-wing is sold online through many of the mod chip sites.
     
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    They also sell tri-wing screw driver bits in security bit sets. I just picked up this set at micro-center for 20 bucks, which is a pretty good deal for this size of a set.
    http://www.micro-center.com/single_product...duct_id=0273766

    If you don't have a Micro Center try Radio Shack or a Frys.

    -FTen
     
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    In the opening/souldering sticky (weird I didn't see it earlier) said I need a small philips screwdriver, what size is that?
    Also what is a cutter tool, what is it for, and what is a good one? Do I need one for this?
    Also what size do I need, 1 or 3, the sticky didn't make it clear enough, and said ebay has size 3 (their .99 on ebay from hong kong and 2.09 from north american/us sellers). Do I need both? On ebay they don't say what size it is, at least I don't think so.

    Also what do I need to do with the fan to make it work? Is the fan souldered, screwed on, or what?
     
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    Q1. The best phillips head to use is a #00 size, although if you can't find a #00, a #0 should work with a little pressure.

    Q2. The cutting tool is used to pry up the feet and strickers that hide the screws. I use a tiny flat tip for that, but really you can use what ever you think will pry it up with the least amount of damage.

    Q3: Although there are multipule size screws used in the Wii the #00 size phillips and a tri-wing should take care of all your screw needs. I'm not sure what 1 and 3 refer to but if you send me a link and I can tell you what it means.

    Q4: The fan is a two wire plug-in fan. So all you need to do to make a replacement work is to plug it in. See below;
    [​IMG]

    -FTen
     
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    Cool, thanks for clearing all that up for me.
     

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