Can someone please tell me how I can properly disassemble and reassemble a Nintendo Wii DVD disc drive?

I know someone by the name 'Console Zombie' has posted a tutorial on YouTube for the Wii U version.

But is it the same concept or completely different for a Wii? My specific problem is that I took the disc drive apart because I was interested about how it worked, but I couldn't put it back together. Taking it apart seemed too easy compared to putting it back together.

This is the current state of the drive and what parts needs to be reinserted.

Current State Top

Update: The other images have been uploaded to Google Drive because they were too big for the default image upload system.

Disc Drive Circuit Board (PCB?)

Disc Guidance Piece

Motor Mechanics - Top

Motor Mechanics - Bottom

Please excuse my bad terms for the parts. I can't remember their proper names.

  • This seems like it might be outside of our scope. It's brushing into EE territory in my opinion.
    – two bugs
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 13:26
  • What is EE territory? Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 13:32
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    @twobugs I don't think it's on-topic over there either, see here
    – MC ΔT
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 17:56
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    I think this would fall into "Game Specific Hardware and Utilities" in this site's list of acceptable question topics. However, this question currently doesn't seem to describe a specific problem to be fixed. Could you add more detail regarding what you are trying to solve and where you are having trouble?
    – Hagelt18
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 20:13
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    Also: See here (ifixit.com/Guide/Nintendo+Wii+DVD+Drive+Replacement/5164) This is the answer which you are looking for.
    – RLH
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 21:24


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