Introduction

We will teach you how to first remove the battery and back panel then access the joystick for repair or cleaning purposes.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: The screws will not completely detach from the back panel.
  • Using the #000 screwdriver, unscrew the two 1.587 mm Phillips screws on the upper rear panel.

  • The screws will not completely detach from the back panel.

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  • Hinge the upper rear panel upwards and outwards to remove it.

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  • Remove the battery from its housing by lifting it up from the side closest to the outside edge.

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  • Using the #000 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the ten black 1.587 mm Phillips #000 screws attaching the rear panel.

There are ten screws, but the marked locations incorrectly show the cameras as screws, instead of the screw in the middle of each side.

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Image 1/1: Carefully pull the rear panel straight up from the device.
  • The rear panel is attached to the motherboard by a ribbon cable, so be careful not to lift the rear panel too far from the device.

  • Carefully pull the rear panel straight up from the device.

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Image 1/1: Use the Phillips #000 screwdriver to unscrew the two .793 mm Phillips #000 screws attaching the ribbon cable to the rear panel.
  • Carefully flip the back panel over to locate the attached ribbon cable.

  • Use the Phillips #000 screwdriver to unscrew the two .793 mm Phillips #000 screws attaching the ribbon cable to the rear panel.

  • Take the opportunity to remove the Left and Right triggers, they have hinges that may break and springs that may jump away.

You can also detach the cable from the motherboard safely by flipping up the connector on the motherboard. Just don't forget to reattach. Some will find this tedious but may save time if you know what you're doing with said connectors.

pivotanimationz - Reply

pay attention: my 2ds dropped it's lens covers at this step

Jos van Reenen - Reply

The picture you have there has the camera lens ribbon installed upside down. The ribbon needs to be pointing down when you re-attach it not up.

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Image 1/2: Remove the right red side panel by pulling outwards. Image 2/2: Remove the right red side panel by pulling outwards.
  • Remove the trigger button on the top right corner by pulling upwards and outwards.

  • Remove the right red side panel by pulling outwards.

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Image 1/1: The cable can tear easily - apply minimal force.
  • Detach the ribbon cable connected to the white joystick cover by pulling outwards carefully.

  • The cable can tear easily - apply minimal force.

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  • Use the Phillips #000 screwdriver to unscrew the two 1.587 mm Phillips #000 corner screws holding the white joystick cover.

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Image 1/2: Remove the joystick washer under the joystick cover. Image 2/2: Remove the joystick washer under the joystick cover.
  • Remove the joystick cover. It should detach with little force.

  • Remove the joystick washer under the joystick cover.

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Conclusion

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

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My ribbon cable is broke, Is there a way to fix it?Thanks.

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