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Nintendo 3DS XL Touchscreen Replacement


Nintendo 3DS XL Touchscreen 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 substitute and take the joystick off

Step 12 Take off the IR board (plastic opening tool may be useful)

Step 13 Dislodge the WiFi board (don’t disconnect it) with a plastic opening tool

Step 14 Take off the volume board using tweezers if necessary

Step 15: Push up the flap securing the volume board ribbon with a spudger or appropriate substitute and take the board off. Using the flat head side of the spudger carefully lift up the flap that attaches the volume board ribbon to the motherboard. Remove the volume board and set aside

Step 16: Take off the bottom corner pieces

Step 17: Push up the flaps securing the two small ribbon cables with a spudger or appropriate substitute and take the cables out

Step 18: Push up the flaps securing the larger ribbon cables with a spudger or appropriate substitute and take the cables out

Step 19: Push up the flap securing the ribbon cable with a spudger or appropriate substitute and take the cable out

Step 20: Take out the ten screws (5.5 mm Phillips) shown on the motherboard

Step 21: Lift the motherboard out without disconnecting it just yet

Step 22: Push up the flap securing the ribbon that connects the motherboard with a spudger or appropriate substitute and take the ribbon out You can now remove the motherboard

Step 23: Carefully remove the touchscreen from the underside

REVERSE THE ABOVE STEPS TO PUT THE CONSOLE BACK TOGETHER