Introduction

Replace your Nintendo DS Lite lower case to make it look straight-from-the-store new!

Image 1/2: The screw remains captive to the battery cover. Image 2/2: Pry the battery cover upward with a spudger or fingernail, and lift out of the lower case.
  • Unscrew the Phillips screw securing the battery cover to the lower case.

  • The screw remains captive to the battery cover.

  • Pry the battery cover upward with a spudger or fingernail, and lift out of the lower case.

A Phillips #000 (PH000) seems to give a more secure fit (no slipping) than the stated Phillips #00.

Ritchie - Reply

This will be good for mods

Matthew Bevins - Reply

I'm having a problem getting the screw to unscrew. I have the right Phillips ( it was included with all the stuff I got this) Any tips. it doesn't look like the screw is spinning but i haven't played my Nintendo DS Lite for 3 years.

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Image 1/1: Remove the battery from the DS Lite.
  • Wedge the edge of a spudger in between the side of the battery and the lower case housing and pry upward to dislodge the battery.

  • Remove the battery from the DS Lite.

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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Use the tip of a spudger to pry both rubber feet off the DS Lite.

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Image 1/1: Two 4.3 mm gold Phillips screws
  • Remove the following screws securing the lower case to the body of the DS Lite:

    • Two 4.3 mm gold Phillips screws

    • One 3.9 mm black Tri-Wing screw

    • One 3.3 mm silver Phillips screw

    • Three 5.5 mm silver Tri-Wing screws

Not mentioned is to remove the jumper/connector below the word "SLOT-2". Case WILL NOT separate otherwise.

Kayla - Reply

In the separation step below, the third picture show the case with the jumper/connector removed.

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Image 1/3: Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the DS Lite, creating an opening in the process. Image 2/3: Continue running the spudger along the backside of the DS Lite until the majority of the lower case has been separated from the upper case. Image 3/3: Continue running the spudger along the backside of the DS Lite until the majority of the lower case has been separated from the upper case.
  • Insert the edge of a spudger in between the lower and upper case near the top right corner of the DS Lite.

  • Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the DS Lite, creating an opening in the process.

  • Continue running the spudger along the backside of the DS Lite until the majority of the lower case has been separated from the upper case.

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Image 1/1: Pull carefully. Some units are sealed with adhesive, and pulling too hard can damage the power switch.
  • Lift the lower case away from the rest of the DS Lite.

  • Pull carefully. Some units are sealed with adhesive, and pulling too hard can damage the power switch.

When you reassemble, make sure that you have the volume and power buttons in place, and make sure they are in the right position to line up with the switches on the motherboard. If they are not aligned, you risk snapping off the tiny switches on the motherboard (in which case, you are in for some soldering work).

Eric - Reply

I should have read the comments first - broke off the power switch because I didn't know about aligning it. No way I can do soldering, guess it's for the dustbin :-(

Emma -

Whoops, remembered the power button but forgot the volume slider.

I'll do it later.

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Conclusion

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

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