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The wireless module is a component in the Wii U's wireless connectivity with the gamepad. This guide will show you how to replace this important component of the Wii U.

  1. With the bottom of the console facing up, remove the following 6 screws hidden underneath the white square stickers:
    • With the bottom of the console facing up, remove the following 6 screws hidden underneath the white square stickers:

    • Three 5.1mm Phillips #000 screws

    • Two 6.1mm Tri-wing Y0 screws

    • One 13.2mm Tri-wing Y1 screw

  2. Rotate the console 180 degrees so that the exhaust vents are facing you.
    • Rotate the console 180 degrees so that the exhaust vents are facing you.

    • Remove the two 7.1mm Phillips #00 screws.

    Both screws are not “7.1mm” in length, only the one to the right is (center of the console’s side). The left one (towards the front of the console) is 5.1mm.

    LogicalMadman - Ответить

    There’s a third screw to remove bottom-left corner of this picture. On step 9 it’s already been removed, and you need it to be removed in order to remove the metal casing in step 13.

    Pascal Dagenais - Ответить

  3. On the side opposite of the exhaust vents, slide the cover faceplate towards the back of the console and pull upwards to release it. On the side opposite of the exhaust vents, slide the cover faceplate towards the back of the console and pull upwards to release it.
    • On the side opposite of the exhaust vents, slide the cover faceplate towards the back of the console and pull upwards to release it.

  4. On the bottom of the console beneath the previously removed faceplate, remove the three 13.2mm Tri-wing Y1 screws.
    • On the bottom of the console beneath the previously removed faceplate, remove the three 13.2mm Tri-wing Y1 screws.

  5. On the back of the console, lift up and release the main top cover. On the back of the console, lift up and release the main top cover. On the back of the console, lift up and release the main top cover.
    • On the back of the console, lift up and release the main top cover.

    The front portion of the side of the cover with the vents was kind of stuck on mine. There’s a little rubber piece in there that was the cause of this. But that same rubber piece also makes up the little handle-shaped nub that sticks out of the side there. (There’s also one at the back of the same side, but that one didn’t stick for me.) Lifting also using the little handle made it easy to remove the cover.

    Nicholas Halderman - Ответить

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  7. Rotate the device so that the front plate is facing you. On each side of the console, remove the 3.5mm Phillips #0 screw connecting the DVD drive to the faceplate.
    • Rotate the device so that the front plate is facing you.

    • On each side of the console, remove the 3.5mm Phillips #0 screw connecting the DVD drive to the faceplate.

    My screw won't come out, and I feel as if my screw was screwed in too tight when they made the wii u, or the 3.5 #0 is too big. I have tried other screws and I think the screw might be done for because the metal is coming off of the top and deforming the shape. I am very lost and if anyone could help me, that would be amazing.

    Elijah Travers - Ответить

    Those #0 screws might be tight and they’re easy to strip. Put some force on the screwdriver to make sure you start unscrewing them and not stripping them.

    Pascal Dagenais - Ответить

    One of the screws started to deform instead of unscrewing. I used a bigger Philips screwdriver (size 1), added a rubberband between it and the screw and used more force to avoid stripping it more and make sure it would start unscrewing. It worked hopefully ! But I wasn’t sure it would.

    Pascal Dagenais - Ответить

  8. Rotate the device so that the front plate is on the right side and the ribbon cable is visible.
    • Rotate the device so that the front plate is on the right side and the ribbon cable is visible.

    • Lift up on the blue tab to release the ribbon cable.

    There is a step to do before to "lift up on the blue tab in order to release the ribbon cable". We must lift up the connector who maintain the ribbon cable. By default, his position his locked and in order to unlock it, must put it in his top position.

    Frederic Morelli - Ответить

  9. Remove the front faceplate.
    • Remove the front faceplate.

  10. On each side of the DVD drive, remove the two 4.6mm Phillips #0 mounting screws.
    • On each side of the DVD drive, remove the two 4.6mm Phillips #0 mounting screws.

  11. Rotate the device so that the DVD slot is visible. A ribbon cable is attached to the bottom right side of the DVD drive. The ribbon cable can rip if it isn't removed properly.
    • Rotate the device so that the DVD slot is visible.

    • A ribbon cable is attached to the bottom right side of the DVD drive. The ribbon cable can rip if it isn't removed properly.

    • Lift the DVD drive out of the mount and turn over to the right so it lies like a book.

    • Use a spudger to release the ribbon cable.

  12. Remove the CD drive.
    • Remove the CD drive.

    The Disc Drive Logic Board can but must not work with the Console, because there are different Drives. If you're lucky it'll work but sometimes it doesnt it happend to me often when i tried to change drives from 2013 and 2014 produced Consoles

    Mikitutin - Ответить

  13. Remove the black plastic shielding by unscrewing connecting screws with a Phillip's Head screwdriver. You will have to carefully adjust the antenna cables out of the way in order to proceed comfortably. You will have to carefully adjust the antenna cables out of the way in order to proceed comfortably.
    • Remove the black plastic shielding by unscrewing connecting screws with a Phillip's Head screwdriver.

    • You will have to carefully adjust the antenna cables out of the way in order to proceed comfortably.

    It would be nice to add indications on the location of those screws.

    Pascal Dagenais - Ответить

  14. The metal cap does not require unscrewing and should lift up with ease. Unscrew all the screws that outline the perimeter of the board using a Phillips Head (PH1) screwdriver. Remove the silver shielding plate once all screws are removed. Be careful when pulling it under the affixed antenna cables.
    • The metal cap does not require unscrewing and should lift up with ease.

    • Unscrew all the screws that outline the perimeter of the board using a Phillips Head (PH1) screwdriver.

    • Remove the silver shielding plate once all screws are removed. Be careful when pulling it under the affixed antenna cables.

  15. At this point, the motherboard should easily separate from the lower tray. At this point, the motherboard should easily separate from the lower tray.
    • At this point, the motherboard should easily separate from the lower tray.

    From step 13 to 14, you also need to unscrew the 2 screws in the hollow areas in the middle of the metalicboard and the 4 screws around the metallic square that was under the metal cap. Otherwise the motherboard will stay stuck with the metal layer underneath. You might also need to remove the black plastic pieces around the motherboard and the metal layer to separate them.

    Pascal Dagenais - Ответить

  16. Flip the motherboard over to view the underside where the Wii U's wireless modules are located. The Bluetooth module  is circled in red. This module is affixed with strong adhesive, so in order to remove it you will need to wiggle the module with slight force for a couple of minutes. This module is affixed with strong adhesive, so in order to remove it you will need to wiggle the module with slight force for a couple of minutes.
    • Flip the motherboard over to view the underside where the Wii U's wireless modules are located. The Bluetooth module is circled in red.

    • This module is affixed with strong adhesive, so in order to remove it you will need to wiggle the module with slight force for a couple of minutes.

    wrong card circled there this is the 2.4ghz wifi module wich is for the internet connection . the right one is the top one with the red and gray antenna

    john doe - Ответить

Итог

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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13 Comments

Where would be able to buy this replacement part? Anyone know?

Salvador Mora - Ответить

I found on aliexpress

Rodrigo Mafort -

I actually just bought a secondary Wii U just to be sure I don't get a cheap part, it was like $65 with a credit on eBay

Salvador Mora -

Which one of these is for the module for control pad?:

Broadcom BCM43237KMLG Wireless LAN module

Broadcom BCM43362KUB6 802.11n Wireless Module—the same one used in the Roku 2 XS

Broadcom BCM20702 Bluetooth 4.0

Dan - Ответить

bcm43362kub6

Rodrigo Mafort -

Ok guys, I have a solution, after taking it to Nintendo (and them rejecting it just for having the Homebrew channel on the Wii emulator of my Wii U) and UbreakIfix (whom failed at fixing the Wii U even after I thought they should of been able to), I decided to take matters into my own hands, so I decided to repair it myself. I was not sure of the part and no one really states how they fixed it but I just want to share to all of you how I actually managed to fix it and what part it was because I was in those shoes beforehand. So before I started the repair I was about 95% sure the issue was the wireless 5ghz module because this site clearly stated on the replacement page for the 5ghz module that it was a component for wireless connectivity with the gamepad (Nintendo Wii U Wireless Module Replacement), so once I took it to the UbreakIfix store they told me they could not repair it.

(continued below)

Salvador Mora - Ответить

I thought they had not fixed this card because they just told me that they switched out the "Bluetooth" card and no other info, that lead me to believe that all they did was change out the 2.4ghz or Bluetooth module like the guide on this site (Nintendo Wii U Wireless and Bluetooth Module Replacement). Since my console connected to normal controllers I was almost sure that was not the issue, so I was lost, nobody else could fix it, and all hope was gone, until I decided to repair it myself because, again, I almost knew it was the 5ghz card. So just because the parts are so hard to find and since I didn't want a cheap part, I just bought just a console alone off of ebay with a coupon I had (which was only $65 which is really cheap for a fully functional console) because my gamepad was fine.

Salvador Mora - Ответить

so after getting the console the first thing I did was strip the part I needed the 5ghz card, but also grabbed the 2ghz module (the one with the Red and Grey wires connected to it) and took it out also just to keep it for later, so once the 5ghz was replaced, I noticed the console got the same error after pressing sync twice, I had nearly given up then. Just fooling around I tried the 2ghz card, and to my surprise, the issue was fixed! I couldn't believe it, the card that I never expected to be the issue, was the issue, not sure if many confuse the 2 for what purpose the serve in the console but I do know that it worked for me and will post it everywhere possible so everyone will know how to fix it. I'll even try to take pics but I hope this helps some of you!

Salvador Mora - Ответить

Whoops wrong place, was trying to answer the guys question! lol

Salvador Mora - Ответить

GamePad module is model: MIC-B2 (5GHz) (BCM43237KMLG).

WiFi module is model: WIN-A2 (2.4GHz) (BCM43362KUBG).

Bluetooth module is model: WIN-B2 (BCM20702).

phacox.cll - Ответить

WiFi module is model: MIC-B2 (2.4GHz) (BCM43237KMLG).

GamePad module is model: WIN-A2 (5GHz) (BCM43362KUBG).

Bluetooth module is model: WIN-B2 (BCM20702).

Bob Tournigand -

this guide was useful but it is wrong. The wifi card circled in this guide is not the 5ghz one . Salvador Mora is right but for the wrong reason , he believed he replaced the 2.4 ghz but in fact it was the 5ghz. The right one is the top one beside the bluetooth card with the red and gray antenna wires. If you are unsure you can verify the FCC ID of the components and check them on the FCC ID website . For example my 5ghz wifi card FCC ID number was EW4DWMW052 and if you check it on the FCC ID website https://fccid.io/EW4DWMW052 you can clearly see that it is a 5ghz wifi module . I just replaced mine and its fully working now ;) Just so you know The one circled in this guide is the 2.4ghz wifi module wich is for internet connection , the one i am talking about is the 5ghz wifi module wich is for the connection between the gamepad and the console and the one next to it , the one without any antenna is the bluetooth module and is for any bluetooth connection ex: pro controller

john doe - Ответить

Sorry folks I got lost. What is the part number for the piece with the red and gray antenna wires??? Also IS this part on the game pad or the base console. Thanks for the help, I have a 10 year old daughter mourning the loss of her game pad, (and having to stand next to the console to get it to communicate. ) oh - where is the best place to purchase this component??

Buba Wyldemun.

bad.risk - Ответить

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