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Introduction

Can't click the L-button? Use this guide to regain functionality.

  1. Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  2. Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the battery from the DSi XL.

  3. Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement, Lower Case: step 3, image 1 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement, Lower Case: step 3, image 2 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement, Lower Case: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin.

  4. Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • 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

  5. Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  6. Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  7. Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  8. Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement, Left Shoulder Button: step 8, image 1 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement, Left Shoulder Button: step 8, image 2 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Left Shoulder Button Replacement, Left Shoulder Button: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the two gold 4.0 mm Phillips screws securing the left shoulder button assembly to the lower case.

    • Lift the left shoulder button assembly from the lower case.

    • The components of the left shoulder button assembly:

    • Left shoulder button

    • Shoulder button spring

    • Retaining pin

    • Left shoulder button support panel

Conclusion

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

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Wait, im looking how to actually replace the switch itself, I ordered actuall clickers from amazon. Like remove it safely from the orange strip cable and plastic. Ive searched everywhere on the web but no help.

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