I'm interested in Wii/Wii Fit Hardware Repair
I'm duffjr or duff. I know almost nothing about Wii repairs but have taken apart 25 or so of them for case changes. I'm looking for the best place to order replacement parts for Wiis, especially faceplates since those require little repair. I've searched for about an hour and only found a couple sites selling the crystal faceplates w/ the power/reset/sync/eject buttons. I'd prefer white faceplates in the $10 range. $15 is a little much if I'm ordering 10 each month or 20 at a time.
I can talk about all the issues I've had testing over 500 Wiis if needed. I just received 20 Wii Fit Balance Boards that have the "Please step off me and press A" error often caused by the rechargeable battery packs. I'm wondering if there's a hardware solution or recalibration solution for that. I also have about 8 Balance Boards in which one foot sensor is defective. I figured I could use a board with the "Please step off me and press A" error if I knew which part to replace. Maybe it's only a solder of loose power wires in the defective feet. I've never soldered anything before, but I do own 20 Radio Shack soldering guns. Do I have to buy solder first? I plan to work on red ringed 360s in the future but have had little luck with Wii repairs in the past due to my lack of technical knowledge.
I have seen more software issues/menu freezes now than I did in the past and the Preloader system menu restore helped me on one, but I have another one with 4.0u that refuses to update with no knowledge of pre-installed recovery tools like BootMii or Preloader. The New Wii Fit Plus disc supposedly updates the firmware on the recovery screen, but the screen only goes black, so I plan to buy New Super Mario Bros. if I find another Wii with a similar issue next week.
Any help, guides, or stores would be greatly appreciated. I bought a $20 online Wii guide that was more of a general knowledge guide of common Wii functions and problems than specific solutions to many issues. Please let me know who you or if you accept donations because I often see multiple issues selling 100 Wiis per month(20% are usually broken) so one fix would save me hundreds of dollars.