Replacement screws for Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by pelago, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. pelago
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    I haven't tried opening my Wii yet, as I don't even have a triwing screwdriver, but once I do I would like to replace the screws with non-triwing screws, to make it easier to open in future.

    Does anyone know exactly what type of replacement screws would be needed?
     
  2. pelago
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    Surely some people have done this. Anyone know?
     
  3. Defiance

    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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    Seems possible, but it would be safer to go with the designed ones, I would imagine.
     
  4. paOol

    paOol GBAtemp Regular

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    i think if you know of a hobby store or something they might be able to do it for you. let me know if you find out.
    i'll post here as well if i figure anything out
     
  5. tomm2cool

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    I have been wanting to know this for a while now. The funny thing is, anyone could making a killing selling these screw sets if they find the right sized phillips-head screws to replace all the screws in the Wii. (I havent said screw that much in a sentence since I last spoke dirty to my girlfriend [​IMG])
     
  6. Dylaan

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    Yeah, I completely 'screwed' most of my important casing screws. I'm scared to undo it again in-case I ruin them completely. It'd be great if they sold screws along with replacement feet.
     
  7. TaMs

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    I just used drill to DESTROY some of those screws which i didn't get open without triwing, so i can't even replace them. [​IMG]
     
  8. retiredjerk

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    i think the majority of peole dont have too much trouble with their screws stripping so i doubt you could make a "killing" on wii screw sets. I think if you use the correct size tri-wing then u should be fine. Im sure if you find a well stocked hardware store either online or in your area you could find the replacement screws. I think you need a good caliper to measure the diameter though. Seems like too much trouble to me though,
     
  9. pelago
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    Thanks. Yes I could measure them if/when I get it open, but I was hoping that someone had already done that and noted down which ones to buy. If anyone does find out, it would be good to stick it on the wiki.

    Mind you, with the progress of the Zelda hack, maybe we'll see a full soft-mod soon, and not need to open the console.