My mom's Wii has gotten to where it won't read disks, and my Wii has a fan that's gotten really noisy.
I have a spare Wii that I could scrounge for parts, and a tri-wing screwdriver, and I've been a long time user of iFixit, so have instructions ... but before I just steal parts from the relatively unused spare, I had two concerns:
Would it make more sense to try to move the effective 'brain' of one of the broken Wiis into the new system, rather than just move a single part? (with the assumption that I'll have a relatively unused machine to work from, rather than two old machines with a single new part each)
If so, what's the part that needs to move? (ie, where is the memory for the saved games that you can't write out to SD cards, like Super Smash Brothers?, the settings network settings, etc?). I'm thinking a straight mother board replacement, but didn't know if it was hidden elsewhere, or on something removable from the memory board?