Gutted Wii U for your enjoyment
If you're the sort is always curious exactly what game consoles and other devices look like on the inside, you'll be glad to hear that the Nintendo Wii U has been torn down. The game console looks a lot like your average computer on the inside to my eyes and appears to be reasonably easy to take apart.
The tear down even took a look at the MCM of the Wii U. it sounds as if that component was the most difficult to get at requiring a very thin, double-edged razor blade and some careful cutting to get through the industrial epoxy used to secure the heatsink to the MCM.
If you want to see what your Nintendo Wii U looks like on the inside without having to tear yours up, have a look at the tear down here. It's also interesting that while the console has a 75 W external power supply, during testing before the tear down, consumption never reached half that load.