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Nintendo DSi XL Lower LCD Replacement

Nintendo DSi XL Lower LCD Replacement


Tools: Push pin, Phillips #00 screwdriver, Spudger



Step 1: Take out the screws (Phillips) on the battery cover and remove the cover



Step 2: Take out the battery



Step 3: Take out the screw covers with a push pin



Step 4: Take out the screws shown on the back (5.3 and 2.5 mm Phillips)



Step 5: Open the console and use a spudger or appropriate substitute to release the latches between the halves of the case



Step 6: Close the console and bring the lower case up (don’t try to remove it)



Step 7: Find the right and left shoulder button connectors and pry them off their sockets with a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 8: Bring the WiFi board up (don’t try to remove it)



Step 9: Find the WiFi cable below the WiFi board and pry it off its socket with a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 10: Remove the microphone cable from the motherboard with a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 11: Push up the flap securing the camera ribbon and then take it out, using a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 12: Push up the flap securing the touchscreen cable and then take it out, using a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 13: Push up the flap securing the backlight cable and then take it out, using a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 14: Push up the flap securing the lower display data cable and then take it out, using a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 15: Push up the flap securing the power button cable and then take it out, using a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 16: Find the battery cable and pry it off its socket with a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 17: Take out the screws holding down the motherboard. In addition to the circled screws (3.7 mm Phillips), there is a silver screw (2.5 mm Phillips) near the top right



Step 18: Rearrange the microphone and antenna cables as shown



Step 19: Pull up the motherboard (don’t try to disconnect it just yet)



Step 20: To disconnect the motherboard, push up the flap securing the upper display data cable and then take it out, using a spudger or appropriate substitute



Step 21: Open the console and take the lower display off



Step 22: Wedge a spudger or appropriate substitute in between the touchscreen and display – start in the top right corner and go clockwise until you can remove the touchscreen


REVERSE THE ABOVE STEPS TO PUT THE CONSOLE BACK TOGETHER