Installing Nintendo DSi Power Board
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Replace the power board on your Nintendo DSi.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace your DSi's power board. Replacing the power board will give you a new battery connector and new electronic switches for the D-pad as well as the power button.
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Insert the flat end of a spudger in between the lower case and lower front panel near the top right corner of the DSi.
Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the DSi, creating an opening in the process.
Continue running the spudger along the backside of the DSi until the majority of the lower case has been separated from the lower front panel.
Cautiously lift the lower case from its bottom edge.
The lower case is still attached to the motherboard by the volume and SD board cable highlighted in red. Do not try to completely remove the lower case of the DSi yet.
Pry the volume and SD board cable up from its socket on the motherboard with the flat edge of a spudger.
Remove the lower case assembly from the DSi.
Use your fingernail or the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on power board ZIF connector.
Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.
After flipping up the locking tab on the socket, use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to gently pull the cable straight out of its socket.
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