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Use this guide to replace the directional pad buttons on your Nintendo Wii U GamePad.

  1. Remove the ten 8.9mm Tri-wing Y1 screws hidden underneath square stickers. Lift up the back plate. The back plate is still connected by a cable to the motherboard.
    • Remove the ten 8.9mm Tri-wing Y1 screws hidden underneath square stickers.

    • Lift up the back plate.

    • The back plate is still connected by a cable to the motherboard.

  2. Unplug the connector that connects the back plate to the motherboard. Remove the back plate.
    • Unplug the connector that connects the back plate to the motherboard.

    • Remove the back plate.

  3. Take out the left and right shoulder buttons in the upper corners. Remove the ZR and ZL trigger buttons by lifting up and sliding outward.
    • Take out the left and right shoulder buttons in the upper corners.

    • Remove the ZR and ZL trigger buttons by lifting up and sliding outward.

  4. Remove the top rubber cover by pulling it off of its mounts to access one of the mounting screws. Remove the four 5.2mm Phillips #0 screws.
    • Remove the top rubber cover by pulling it off of its mounts to access one of the mounting screws.

    • Remove the four 5.2mm Phillips #0 screws.

  5. Use a spudger to lift the tab which releases the blue ribbon cable. Remove the analog stick and button cover.
    • Use a spudger to lift the tab which releases the blue ribbon cable.

    • Remove the analog stick and button cover.

  6. Use your thumb and push the connector towards the rightmost edge to disconnect the analog stick cable connector.
    • Use your thumb and push the connector towards the rightmost edge to disconnect the analog stick cable connector.

  7. Remove the two 9.0mm Tri-wing Y0 screws. Lift out the analog stick.
    • Remove the two 9.0mm Tri-wing Y0 screws.

    • Lift out the analog stick.

  8. Lift up and remove the rubber cover for the directional pad. Remove the directional pad buttons.
    • Lift up and remove the rubber cover for the directional pad.

    • Remove the directional pad buttons.

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

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