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.

Image 1/1: Place the 3DS upside down. Remove the game card, headphones, charging cable, stylus, or anything else that may be connected 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.

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Image 1/1: The screws are held in place by captive washers and should not be completely removed.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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