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Larger version of the Nintendo DSi, released March 2010 in North America. Most repairs are accomplished with only a screwdriver and prying tools.

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How do you repalce the volume switch

I am needing to replace the volumn switch on my dsi xl and i have it apart but i am unsure of how to remove the switch itself.

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Once you have the bottom case off of the XL, turn it over and look in the battery compartment. If you are holding the case so that the writing is oriented is correctly, you will see a small slit in the upper portion of the right edge of the battery compartment. Resting on this slit is the metal catch that holds the volume switch in place. Use a plastic opening tool or something with a fine point and simply lift the metal tab off of the plastic. Turn the bottom case over and you can lift the metal shield off of the underside of the battery compartment (be sure you remove the screws holding the shoulder buttons down first-- the volume buttons share a ribbon cable with the shoulder buttons, which is secured by a couple screws). Using a pair of tweezers, you can lift the volume switch out of the padding under the volume buttons.

Here is a guide on how to remove the shoulder button.

Good luck, let us know how it works out.

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+ for a better explanation than mine but why the down vote? We both gave the same guide link. If I give a down vote I usually explain why to help the person who left the answer. Just leaving a down vote with no explanation for it helps no one.


Understandable, my mistake. I knew that there was a bit more to getting to the buttons out than what it present on the guide you linked. Also, the question with the highest vote is displayed first, so until the answer is accepted, I wanted to make sure that the first answer is the more correct one.


Thanks but you might consider letting the answers speak for themselves. Sometimes a short answer like the one I gave will lead someone else to the correct link and a more complete answer and the original poster will see it and delete his own, I see this almost everyday with my Team.


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Refer to step 7 of this guide: Nintendo DSi XL Buttons Replacement

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