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Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Replacement

Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Replacement



Tools: Tweezers, Plastic opening tools, Phillips #000 screwdriver, Spudger



Step 1: Take out the screws (4.2 mm Phillips) shown on the back



Step 2: Remove the cover (plastic opening tool may be useful)



Step 3: Take out the battery (plastic opening tool may be useful)



Step 4: Take out the rubber bumpers with tweezers



Step 5: Take out the screws (6.2 mm Phillips) shown



Step 6: Take out the screw (2.3 mm Phillips) shown



Step 7: Open the lower case (plastic opening tool may be useful) without damaging the ribbon cables shown



Step 8: Take out the ribbon cables shown in the previous step – you will need to use a plastic opening tool to pry up their respective bases You can now take off the lower case



Step 9: Take out the screws (7.5 mm Phillips) shown on the circle pad



Step 10: Gently take the circle pad joystick out of its socket (plastic opening tool may be useful) without damaging the attaching ribbon cable



Step 11: Push up the flap securing the joystick ribbon cable with a spudger or appropriate susbtitute and take the joystick off


REVERSE THE ABOVE STEPS TO PUT THE CONSOLE BACK TOGETHER