Introduction

Replace your DSi XL's speakers so you can hear Mario yell "Mamma mia" as clear as ever.

Image 1/2: Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • Use a push pin to remove the four plastic screw covers on the front bezel.

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  • Remove four Phillips screws securing the front bezel to the rear bezel.

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Image 1/2: The rear bezel will move only about 2 mm. Image 2/2: The rear bezel will move only about 2 mm.
  • Using two hands, gently slide the rear bezel upwards.

  • The rear bezel will move only about 2 mm.

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Image 1/2: Rotate the spudger away from the DSi XL, prying the two bezels apart. Image 2/2: Rotate the spudger away from the DSi XL, prying the two bezels apart.
  • Insert a spudger into the gap between the front and rear bezel

  • Rotate the spudger away from the DSi XL, prying the two bezels apart.

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  • In the same manner as described above, continue prying along the top edge of the front and rear bezels.

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Image 1/1: Do not attempt to completely remove the rear bezel yet. It is still attached to the front bezel by the rear-facing camera.
  • Separate the rear bezel from the front bezel.

  • Do not attempt to completely remove the rear bezel yet. It is still attached to the front bezel by the rear-facing camera.

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Image 1/1: Remove the rear bezel.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear camera off the rear bezel.

  • Remove the rear bezel.

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  • Use a spudger to lift the antenna from the front bezel to make room for lifting the speaker cables up.

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  • Use a spudger to lift the right speaker from its housing in the front bezel.

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  • Use a spudger to lift the left speaker from its housing in the front bezel.

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  • De-route the left speaker cable along the top edge of the upper LCD.

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Image 1/1: Lay the LCD down next to the DSi XL.
  • Open the display slightly, and lift the LCD out of the front bezel.

  • Lay the LCD down next to the DSi XL.

  • Don't attempt to remove the LCD, it is still attached to the front bezel via the display data ribbon cable.

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Image 1/1: Right Speaker
  • Desolder the two solder joints to separate the speakers from the LCD.

    • Right Speaker

    • Left Speaker

  • For both speakers, the red wire (positive lead) is soldered to the left contact. The black wire (negative lead) is soldered to the right contact point.

  • For detailed instructions on how to solder this type of connection, see our guide for repairing soldered connections.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you for this video but I need some more help cause I dont know if my problem are the speakers or the earphones jack how can I solve this just one clue i need thanks again

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