So my Wii U gamepad is now broken, how effed am I?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Bubbysaur, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Bubbysaur
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    Bubbysaur u cnt hindle mai sweg

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    So I was away from home for 2 days and I guess my gamepad fell off of the dresser somehow and broke. The left side triggers and broken and can't be pressed, the screen has a crack that blocks most of the stuff on it, and I am strangely not that mad.

    The touchscreen still works and I can sort of navigate Hulu and Netflix, and I play Smash with the Wiimote and Nunchuck or 3DS depending on my mood.

    Considering all of this, how fucked am I? :(
     
  2. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

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    Your only option to get a GamePad replacement is either Nintendo or fork it out on eBay.

    Netflix on Wii U is stupidly restricted to using only the GamePad which boggles my mind.
     
  3. Slartibartfast42

    Slartibartfast42 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Buy a bunch of broken gamepads, fix as many as you can. Sell them. Profit.
     
  4. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

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    True. There are lots of broken ones on eBay for cheap. If you buy 3 or 4 you can probable price together a working one.

    I am starting to regret buying a second console only. Splatoon is the only reason really. It would be great if my kids and I could form a squad and play online together.
     
  5. RepeatingDigits

    RepeatingDigits GBAtemp Regular

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    Nintendo made the Gamepad modular and really easy to assemble and dissasemble, so you can swap out any parts that don't work for new ones if you can use a screwdriver and are careful.
    How do I know? I replaced my left stick and got to see the internals.