Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery cover to the back of the handheld console. Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL.
  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery cover to the back of the handheld console.

  • Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL.

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Lift the battery from the DSi XL.
  • Lift the battery from the DSi XL.

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Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin. Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin. Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin.
  • Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin.

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Remove the following seven Phillips screws that secure the lower case to the rest of the DSi XL:
  • Remove the following seven Phillips screws that secure the lower case to the rest of the DSi XL:

    • Four silver 5.3 mm screws

    • Two black 5.3 mm screws

    • One black 2.5 mm screw

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Turn the DSi XL over, and open the display. Insert a spudger between the upper and lower case at the bottom left corner of the DSi. Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the upper case to release the latches securing the upper case to the lower case.
  • Turn the DSi XL over, and open the display.

  • Insert a spudger between the upper and lower case at the bottom left corner of the DSi.

  • Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the upper case to release the latches securing the upper case to the lower case.

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Close the display and turn the DSi XL over. Lift the lower case from the front edge.
  • Close the display and turn the DSi XL over.

  • Lift the lower case from the front edge.

  • Rotate the lower case away from the DSi.

  • The lower case cannot be completely removed yet, since it is still connected to the motherboard.

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Using a spudger, pry the SD card/right shoulder button connector off its socket. Pry the volume button/left shoulder button connector off its socket on the motherboard with a spudger.
  • Using a spudger, pry the SD card/right shoulder button connector off its socket.

  • Pry the volume button/left shoulder button connector off its socket on the motherboard with a spudger.

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Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector for the D-pad/power button cable. With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the D-pad/power button cable from its connector on the motherboard.
  • Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector for the D-pad/power button cable.

  • With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the D-pad/power button cable from its connector on the motherboard.

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Using the flat end of the spudger, carefully pry the battery cable out of its socket on the motherboard.
  • Using the flat end of the spudger, carefully pry the battery cable out of its socket on the motherboard.

    • Use caution, as the wires are very fragile and could come out of the connector if pulled on too hard.

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Remove the seven 2.5 mm silver screws securing the power board to the upper case. Lift the power board off the upper case.
  • Remove the seven 2.5 mm silver screws securing the power board to the upper case.

  • Lift the power board off the upper case.

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Lift the rubber pad off the back of the D-pad.
  • Lift the rubber pad off the back of the D-pad.

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Open the display slightly, and push the D-pad up through the upper case. Lift the D-Pad from the handheld device.
  • Open the display slightly, and push the D-pad up through the upper case.

  • Lift the D-Pad from the handheld device.

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Conclusion

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

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Be very careful removing the screws - a Google search returns page after page of people who stripped their screws trying to remove the lower case or the power board. My lower case may be permanently attached now. If I did it over again, I would consider dripping a tiny amount of WD40 onto the screws and letting it seep in for a day before I tried removing them...

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