WARNING - If you are not proficient at soldering you could DESTROY your Wii. If your Wii is under warranty, send it back to Nintendo. If your Wii is out of warrenty, you've come to the right place.
Understand you take full responsibility if you break your Wii.
This tutorial will describe how to fix your Nintendo Wii's front panel buttons (Power, Reset, Sync, and Eject). If your buttons on the Wii don't "click" when you push them and you have to push extremely hard to get them to work or the button(s) don't work at all, this is how to fix your Wii system without having to send it to Nintendo.
If the Wii falls or some how the buttons suffer a hard impact trauma it can either:
A. Jam the button in the case
B. Break/damage the tacticle button(s) on the motherboard
It will cost you $75 + shipping to get Nintendo to fix this issue. It will cost you $0.00 to $0.78 per button + shipping to fix it yourself.
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You must be good at soldering. If you are not, try to see if your buttons are jamed. Follow this guide up until step 6. If you find your button(s) is broken, find someone that can fix it for you or send it to Nintendo.
Step 1: Step 1: Tools, Supplies, Parts Needed
- Soldering Iron ( I recommend a 15 Watt iron so that you don't get things too hot )
- .032 Rosin-Core Solder
- Desoldering Braid
- Soldering Iron tip cleaner
- Tri-wing Screw Driver (usually have to purchase these online)
- 1/8" Philips Screw Driver
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Helping Hands w/ Magnifier (used to hold things in place while you solder)
Suggested but not required:
- Scotch Tape
- 3/64" flat head screw driver
- Tooth Picks