No Guts, No Glory: Wii Disassembly and the Optic Blues
My Wii's DVD drive (bought at launch in 2006) is very noisy and can no longer play dual-layer discs, so I need to open it up and replace/repair it. Using the official cleaning kit didn't help.
There are three screws on the exterior I just can't get off, and can't take the faceplate off or proceed any further until I do. I've been careful not to keep turning the screwdriver and strip them, but I think I've made enough failed attempts that it may have happened anyway. I am using a 1.4 mm flathead because I can't find a small Phillips that will push against the screw at all. I've used the rubber band trick and it didn't help.
These are the screws in question:
The one in the red triangle:
The left and middle screws:
Is there a different tool I should be trying? How will I get them out if they are in fact stripped? Thanks a lot if anyone can help.