Secure WODE mounting option
by jonathanmHaving a few worries about your Wii & WODE moving around and causing some damage to the flat cables? Well here is a outstanding fix from jonathanm.
I wasn't really happy with using only velcro to keep the WODE from separating from the Wii, so I devised an alternate method. If you want to emulate this, you will need...
2ea M2.6x8 Flat Head Machine Screw (Correct screw size as verified by YooperDave)
A 3/32 drill bit and drill.
I utilized the two heat sink screw holes on the lower side of the Wii case to secure it to the WODE. If you are comfortable with modding, you should be ok with this, but I make no guarantees as to the safety of you, your Wii or your WODE. If you copy this, it's all on you if you damage things. It worked just fine for me on three installs so far. The pictures show my initial experiment with slightly smaller diameter and longer screws, the correct size is M2.6x8, without washers.
Lower the Wii into place, being careful to put it straight down were you want it to be mounted, without wiggling it around. Just straight in, and straight back out.
If you don't get good clean prints, just wipe off the WODE and try again. It takes very little oil on the screw heads to get a center located.
Before you drill, be VERY sure you get good clean imprints with the oil on both screw heads at once. If you are off by even a tiny bit, it's very hard to get the screws to line up with the Wii without cross threading. You can use a slightly larger drill bit to allow a little slop, but I prefer to keep the most plastic intact that I can. You may need to wiggle the drill bit around a little in the holes to clean them out large enough for the M2.6, as the drill bit is sized for the M2.5 (1/10 of a millimeter different).
Keep in mind the screws thread straight into the Wii, so angle the drill to be perpendicular to the Wii mounting surface, not straight up in relation to the WODE.
Wipe off the screw heads and unscrew them from the Wii. Lay the drilled WODE on top of the upside down Wii, and sight down the freshly drilled holes and line up the screw holes in the Wii. Carefully screw the two together. Only tighten them down enough to make the WODE snug up to the Wii, don't strip the screws. The pictures show longer screws with washers, if you get the M2.6x8 screws, don't use washers.
This should keep sad stories like the fellow that had his neighbors come over and borrow his Wii and leave the WODE base behind from happening.
Edited to update screw size and washer removal.