Wii U broken gamepad lcd screen

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by appeltje_eitje, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. appeltje_eitje
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    appeltje_eitje Advanced Member

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    Hello I bought a wii u for just 20 euro it works good, only the gamepad has a broken lcd screen (touch screen works well).. So now I'm looking for an lcd sreen and I found it on aliexpress (a whole set with touch screen and screwdrivers and lcd screen for 15 euro) and I was wondering, can I do it myself easily or should I let it do, I have done ds- lite screens/buttons/top screen replacement by myself, and I found some video's on YouTube, but wonder if somebody here has done it and can tell me if it's easy or not ???

    Sorry for my poor english I'm Dutch..
     
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    appeltje_eitje Advanced Member

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    No reactions, but I can tell you, I ordered the replacement set and replaced the screens with the new ones and it's working now..
    So I am happy with my wii u black edition 32 gb with mario kart 8 and splatoon I bought for just 35 euro's compleet now.
    And I am proud that I fixed it myself, gives me a good feeling and playing together with my 8 year old son is fun.. Now I am thinking of modding the wii u too..
     
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    WiiU Lurking in the Shadows

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    Good to hear, always great when you manage to repair your device successfully.
    Definitely mod the Wii U, successfully modding is also satisfying.
     
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  4. BarryC1982

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    Hi, i got a gamepad too that I got 2nd hand, small dent on the lcd but touch screen is fine. Left analog stick doesnt work properly. Was it easy to replace the screen? I plan to fix the screen and analog stick at the same time with a new pcb from ebay. Thanks
     
  5. appeltje_eitje
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    appeltje_eitje Advanced Member

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    I watched the staps and wrote them step by step down and it was not easy, but not so difficult too.. https://nl.ifixit.com/Guide/Wii+U+GamePad+LCD+Display+Replacement/57152
     
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    Thanks, what part did you buy for just the front screen? Thanks
     
  7. appeltje_eitje
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    appeltje_eitje Advanced Member

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    I bought the complete set, it's not easy to replace only one screen, becouse they stick together and taking them apart can break them easily,.. when you get this 2 screens you can stick them together your self, when you take the protection off it is sticky..
     
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