How To Clean A Wii Lens

Cleaning a Wii lens is essential for maintaining the system. Without regular maintenance, the lens can become dirty or even scratched, leading to decreased performance and game play. This tutorial will teach you how to clean a Wii lens using basic household materials.

Gathering the Supplies

Before you begin cleaning the Wii lens, you will need to gather a few items:

  • Soft, lint-free cloth
  • Cotton swabs
  • Rubbing alcohol (70%)

Cleaning the Lens

Start by using a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe the lens in a circular motion. Do not press too hard or use a rough cloth, as this can scratch the lens. If you notice any dust or dirt on the lens, use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to gently remove it. Make sure to wipe away any excess alcohol with the cloth.

Replace the Lens Cover

Once the lens is clean, replace the lens cover. The lens cover is designed to protect the lens from dust and other debris, so make sure to replace it after cleaning. To replace the lens cover, simply press down on the small tabs on the sides of the cover and slide it back into place.

Check the Performance

Once you have completed the cleaning process, check the performance of the Wii. You may notice improved game play and faster load times. If not, you may need to try cleaning the lens again or take the system to a professional for further maintenance.


Cleaning a Wii lens is an important part of keeping the system in good working order. With the right supplies and a little bit of time, you can easily clean the lens and improve the performance of the system. Just remember to replace the lens cover after cleaning to protect the lens from dirt and debris.