Introduction

The removal of the main logic board of the DS is essential to access the screens and to replace other components.

Remove the cartridge from the console.
  • Remove the cartridge from the console.

  • Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the screw securing the battery door to the rear case, turning the screw counter-clockwise.

  • Remove the battery door.

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Use a plastic opening tool or spudger to pry out the battery from the bottom. If a plastic open tool or spudger isn't available, your fingernails may work.
  • Use a plastic opening tool or spudger to pry out the battery from the bottom. If a plastic open tool or spudger isn't available, your fingernails may work.

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  • Remove the battery from the Nintendo DS.

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  • Remove the 7 Y0 screws located on the back.

  • It might be helpful to remove the strap from the hole to access the top left screw.

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  • With your hands, pry the back panel off the main case.

  • Separate the back from the front, and set it aside.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the 4 screws on the circuit board.

  • Be careful NOT to slip with the screwdriver, you can damage the circuit board!

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  • Unlock the two large ribbon cables by moving the black clip up.

  • Carefully pull the ribbon cables down and out with your fingers.

  • Do not use pliers to pull the cables, as they can be damaged easily.

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  • Locate the two small ribbon cables, beneath the rightmost large ribbon cable.

  • Slide the locks for the small ribbon cables down to the side, and remove the cables.

  • It may be useful to use tweezers to remove the small ribbon cables.

  • Be careful not to damage the delicate ribbon cables.

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  • Locate the Wifi antenna pigtail connector

  • Remove the antenna by grasping it at the head with tweezers. Using a slight rocking motion, pull up to dislodge the connector.

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  • Feed the ribbon cables through the opening on the board.

  • Pull up and remove the circuit board, and set it aside.

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Conclusion

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

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This was really helpful. Thank you!

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