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    Oo... good idea - THanks Tealc99! Once I figure out where the Wii fan is I will check if it's working... wonder what my options are if it's NOT (hoping it's some easy "buy new fan, self-install" solution)...

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    You can't miss it, it's right at the back drawing heat off the innards, probably though some ducting. It's a small 30mm or so I believe.

    Should be relatively easy to replace, a simple snip of a wire and a solder joint or two. Might even be able to buy a replacement unit if you want to pay more.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    sonuva!!
    I mashed the powerbutton on today when I got home and sure enough... the fan didn't budge!

    Unfortunately, while poking at it did get the fan moving again, after I turned off the Wii and turned it back on... the fan was dead again.

    SO - good news I suppose that the culprit of my power-outs has been determined(?) [I assume no fan worky = wii overheating and powering off...?]. But now I'm faced with how to fix it. I picked up a Nyko cooler fan today and am trying that out now - whether it alone can keep the Wii from overheating is now the question...

    If anyone knows how I can fix/replace the original Wii fan please chime in. Thanks again to everyone who contributed ideas/support! If nothing else at least I won't be tortured by the unknown anymore.. at least the mystery is solved!

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    The fan on the wii isnt even soldered in, you just plug it in to its spot on the mobo.

    Really to replace one all you have to do it open up your wii, remove the components until you get to the fan. If you need a guide, here it is: Wii Disassembly Guide
    Follow that to step 11 which is where you remove the fan.

    You might want to do some research on buying a new fan. The only fan I know that will work 100% is the wiisper 3rd party fan. It costs $25 bucks though, but it comes in many different colors of leds that emit a light out the back of your wii. You could probably find a computer fan that would work for like $2, if you knew exactly what type of fan to look for. (Meaning for it to work you would have to get the size and voltage of the fan right)

    Hope that helps.
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    Off another page, it appears the fan is a 1406KL-01W-S10-UA1, which translates into a 35mm x 35mm x 20mm 5v fan. It'd be more useful if it also mentioned how many cfm it moved.

    It should be relatively easy to find a fan to replace it.

    If you fail to find a good replacement you can slightly mod your Wii case and mount a slightly larger fan on the outside.
    Last edited by Tealc; 08-20-2009 at 11:31 PM.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Well - I couldn't get the real Wii fan working but I ran the Wii around 4.5 hours last night *in* the TV cabinet with the Nyko fan attached and it didn't power off once!! I put my hand on top of the wii (sitting flat) every so often and it was never noticebly hot. By the way - the Nyko fan is wicked loud but fortunately I can't hear it when the TV cabinet is closed.

    I'll give it a few more test runs before I do the happy dance but seems like I could finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel here!! /knock-on-wood

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    Where on the Wii does that thing fit?
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Well I'm back and happy to report that the FAN WAS THE THING!

    I ran the Wii for 12 hours yesterday in a closed cabinet with a PS3 and XBOX running above/below it and it didn't turn off once. Very fricking cool! So... my while my bricked D2E is on the shelf waiting for SSBB exploit or some other fix my D2B Wii is now back in action!! I'm so pysched! Thank you all and especially TealC with the big tip on the fan front!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc99 View Post
    Where on the Wii does that thing fit?
    Actually pretty cool... doesn't use USB at all - kind of piggy backs on to the AC adapter slot... very slick imo.

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