Wii power button hardware mod

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Haloman800, May 12, 2016.

  1. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

    Dec 18, 2009
    United States
    I'm building an arcade cabinet using the Wii as the base. My question is, how difficult would it be/what would I have to do in order to wire the Wii's power button to a standard arcade button?

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  2. GerbilSoft

    GerbilSoft GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 8, 2012
    United States
    There's four push buttons located on the front side of the motherboard. (Power, Reset, Sync, and Eject.) All you really need to do is desolder the buttons and replace them with wire that connects to standard buttons. (Not sure if you'd need all four; Eject is unnecessary if you aren't planning on using the disc drive.)
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  3. DaFixer

    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

    Aug 29, 2010
    In my mencave ;)
    Or if you don't want take apart your Wii, you can also wire a button on the wii mote's power button.
    Only you must find a solution power up the wii mote.
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