Introduction

Removing the battery is essential to the removal of other components on the Nintendo 3DS XL. Please remember to have the device powered off when following this guide.

Ensure your device is powered off before proceeding. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock or damage to the device.
  • Ensure your device is powered off before proceeding. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock or damage to the device.

  • Place the 3DS upside down. Remove the game card, headphones, charging cable, stylus, or anything else that may be connected to the device.

Using a JIS #0 screwdriver, loosen the two black screws on the back.
  • Using a JIS #0 screwdriver, loosen the two black screws on the back.

    • The screws are held in place by captive washers and should not be completely removed.

My experience indicates that a JIS #1 is more appropriate here.

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Once the screws are loosened, pry open the back cover.
  • Once the screws are loosened, pry open the back cover.

The battery is located on the left hand side of the 3DS - to remove, use the small gap located at the top-middle and pull up with a pointed tool.
  • The battery is located on the left hand side of the 3DS - to remove, use the small gap located at the top-middle and pull up with a pointed tool.

Conclusion

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

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