Easily Replace Your Wii U Gamepad Broken Screen


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Does your WII U gamepad look like the image above?

Did you accidentally break the gamepad tablet?

If so, then you have come to the right place! YES! No joke – you can fix it yourself and save $100!

PROBLEM:

Last week, my son came over to me and showed me his broken Wii U gamepad screen. It was very interesting, since it looked cracked but there was no sign of physical damage (at least on the outside). The Wii U screen just looked cracked.

Can you live without the gamepad?

At first, we thought that we could live without the gamepad tablet, since it isn’t necessary to play all games (just some). But then my son signed up for the Nintendo app store and needed to type a username and password. YUP! We needed the gamepad tablet to type ūüôĀ

SO…yes, we needed to fix it. It’s silly to have a game system and not have the ability to type.

RESEARCH:

Like you are doing right now, we looked all over the internet. We found the following:

  1. Nintendo Repair Request: They charge over $100 to repair and $150 for a new tablet. That seemed excessive to  me: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4970/~/repairing-your-wii-u-or-wii-u-gamepad
  2. YouTube Repair Videos.
  3. Parts on Amazon and Ebay.
  4. Forums of people stressed about having to spend $150 for a new Wii U tablet. (Myself included – lol).

Well, since I have experience repairing computers, I convinced my son to save his $150 and learn to repair it instead.

SOLUTION:

Yes, we decided to repair the tablet ourselves and saved $100!

We needed a really good video tutorial and the Wii parts.

Here’s what we found and used:

We live in New England, USA, and the screen arrived within 5 days from Pennsylvania!

REPAIRING THE Wii U GAMEPAD:

My wife and 3 kids grabbed the package, the laptop, and fired up the step-by-step tutorial.

We quickly realized we were missing a tool. YES, the ebay parts came with the special 3-prong tool, so that’s great. However, it didn’t come with a mini-philips head. So, off to wal-mart to get one. A screw driver from an eyeglass repeair kit will work. It’s the tiniest you can buy. Once we had it, we were ready to roll.

Parts needed:

  1. Wii U Screen replacement: both the video screen and the touch screen are needed.
  2. Wii U Special Tool: 3-prong tool that should come with the screen.
  3. YouTube Video Tutorial: The one we used is below.
  4. Some patience: The parts on the system board are VERY small! Take your time and watch the entire video below BEFORE you start opening the Wii.

Here are some photos of the repair job!

Wii U Gamepad Opened

 

Wii U Gamepad Systemboard Screw

Contact us with any questions. We can also fix for you for $95 including shipping – anywhere in the USA!

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