WII U Gamepad Battery replacement help?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Sonic Angel Knight, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    I need help on what I should do to replace the battery. The problem is that it doesn't last long, less than a hour maybe with full charge lowest brightness setting power save on and rumble off. Few years ago nintendo announced their extended battery pack that increased the hours used on it, and i got one. It was and still is $40 i ordered directly from nintendo store online.

    Does anyone have a better and cheaper idea on what I should get? :unsure:
  2. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
  3. Glyptofane

    Glyptofane GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 12, 2009
    United States
    I would probably spend it on the real deal rather than some fake Chinese garbage.
  4. arturogalaxy

    arturogalaxy Member

    Feb 15, 2018
    I have that chinese fake battery, well mine is supossed to be 3000 or more mAh, but sure is actually 2600, (its exacly like that of ebay). It works pretty well, and two or more years after buying it still last about 3 hours with brightness at max intensity. The low battery light turns on too early maybe at 50%, but over than that, yeah it works pretty well.
    Last edited by arturogalaxy, Feb 22, 2018
  5. Darkiino

    Darkiino Newbie

    Apr 21, 2018
    Nintendo sells replacement batteries by 15$ bucks on their website:

    P.S.: I can't post the link because i'm a new member, but you easily find on store.nintendo!!
    Last edited by Darkiino, May 23, 2018
  6. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 26, 2018
    I didn't like all the crappy 3rd party batteries for the Wii U tablet so my solution was to get a USB charge cable and plug it into a power bank. :\ works fine for the most part.