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Introduction

Circle pad joystick prerequisite.

  1. Remove the two 7.7 mm Phillips screws securing the back of the Circle Pad to the motherboard.
    • Remove the two 7.7 mm Phillips screws securing the back of the Circle Pad to the motherboard.

  2. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the back of the Circle Pad off the motherboard. Lift the Circle Pad joystick off the motherboard and lay it on its back so that the ribbon cable connector is accessible. Lift the Circle Pad joystick off the motherboard and lay it on its back so that the ribbon cable connector is accessible.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the back of the Circle Pad off the motherboard.

    • Lift the Circle Pad joystick off the motherboard and lay it on its back so that the ribbon cable connector is accessible.

  3. Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Circle Pad ribbon cable ZIF socket. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself. Lift the Circle Pad joystick off the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Circle Pad ribbon cable ZIF socket.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Lift the Circle Pad joystick off the motherboard.

  4. To decrease the chance of losing it during repairs, you may want to remove the two thin pads underneath the Circle Pad joystick. Use a spudger or screwdriver to lift the pads up and remove them from the device.
    • To decrease the chance of losing it during repairs, you may want to remove the two thin pads underneath the Circle Pad joystick.

    • Use a spudger or screwdriver to lift the pads up and remove them from the device.

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