10 Nintendo Wii Repair Tips
If you are looking to fix up your broken Wii, then you need to know 10 Nintendo Wii repair tips. These tips are designed to make sure that you not only fix your Wii, but also prevent anymore future problems from more repair habits!
- Make sure you aren’t under warranty before starting any Nintendo Wii repairs. Since opening up your Wii game system will void the warranty, be sure and check with Nintendo and make sure there isn’t still a warranty available that could save you a lot of trouble.
- Put all parts you remove from your Nintendo Wii in a safe place. Because many repairs will require you to open up your Wii, make sure you put any screws or covers in a spot where they won’t get lost!
- Before starting any repair, be sure to have all of the necessary tools to complete it. Since most problems can be identified by the error code the Wii gives you, you should be able to figure out if you’re going to need a new part, what kinds of tools you’ll need and other important bits of information.
- Make sure to wash your hands before working on the inner parts of the Nintendo Wii. Since you have a lot of grime, dirt, and debris on your hands, there is a chance your Wii could get damaged, so be sure to clean and thoroughly dry them before you work on your broken Wii!
- Have a clean area to work in. If you have some sort of workshop environment available, use it! Since there will most likely be a lot of tools in this area, it will be much more convenient for you. This usually allows for a more organized workspace also.
- Make sure to unplug the Wii from the video source and the power socket. This will prevent any chance of electrocution to you while working on your beloved game system.
- If you are installing or taking out a part, never force anything! If you are not able to easily slip anything on or off the Wii, it most likely isn’t going on without breaking! Just know that for some things you may require a little bit of pressure, but just be the judge and use common sense and you’ll be fine.
- Make sure you have all of the necessary cables to test the Wii. Since you will probably be very curious as to whether your Wii works, be sure to bring the power cable, A/V cable, sensor bar, controller, and game to test out your hopefully working Nintendo Wii.
- Make sure to tighten everything from screws to covers inside the Nintendo Wii. Don’t strip the screws, but make sure they are snug and won’t fall off and possibly cause more problems.
- If you problem isn’t fixed, be persistent, there are a few things that could be wrong! Don’t let yourself falter, you’ll feel much better about fixing your old Nintendo Wii than you would about buying an entirely new system!
Posted on: Oct. 16, 2010