Introduction

Regain power over your DSi XL by replacing or cleaning a faulty or sticky power button.

Image 1/2: Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL. Image 2/2: Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL.
  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery cover to the back of the handheld console.

  • Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL.

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  • Lift the battery from the DSi XL.

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  • Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin.

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Image 1/1: Four silver 5.3 mm screws
  • Remove the following seven Phillips screws that secure the lower case to the rest of the DSi XL:

    • Four silver 5.3 mm screws

    • Two black 5.3 mm screws

    • One black 2.5 mm screw

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Image 1/3: Insert a spudger between the upper and lower case at the bottom left corner of the DSi. Image 2/3: Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the upper case to release the latches securing the upper case to the lower case. Image 3/3: Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the upper case to release the latches securing the upper case to the lower case.
  • Turn the DSi XL over, and open the display.

  • Insert a spudger between the upper and lower case at the bottom left corner of the DSi.

  • Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the upper case to release the latches securing the upper case to the lower case.

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Image 1/2: Lift the lower case from the front edge. Image 2/2: Rotate the lower case away from the DSi.
  • Close the display and turn the DSi XL over.

  • Lift the lower case from the front edge.

  • Rotate the lower case away from the DSi.

  • The lower case cannot be completely removed yet, since it is still connected to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Pry the volume button/left shoulder button connector off its socket on the motherboard with a spudger. Image 2/2: Pry the volume button/left shoulder button connector off its socket on the motherboard with a spudger.
  • Using a spudger, pry the SD card/right shoulder button connector off its socket.

  • Pry the volume button/left shoulder button connector off its socket on the motherboard with a spudger.

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Image 1/2: With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the D-pad/power button cable from its connector on the motherboard. Image 2/2: With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the D-pad/power button cable from its connector on the motherboard.
  • Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector for the D-pad/power button cable.

  • With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the D-pad/power button cable from its connector on the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Use caution, as the wires are very fragile and could come out of the connector if pulled on too hard.
  • Using the flat end of the spudger, carefully pry the battery cable out of its socket on the motherboard.

    • Use caution, as the wires are very fragile and could come out of the connector if pulled on too hard.

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Image 1/2: Lift the power board off the upper case. Image 2/2: Lift the power board off the upper case.
  • Remove the seven 2.5 mm silver screws securing the power board to the upper case.

  • Lift the power board off the upper case.

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Image 1/2: Open the display slightly and push the power button up through the upper case. Image 2/2: Remove the power button from the handheld console.
  • Lift the rubber pad off the back of the power button.

  • Open the display slightly and push the power button up through the upper case.

  • Remove the power button from the handheld console.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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