Introduction

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

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Image 1/1: Four silver 5.3 mm screws
  • 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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Image 1/3: Insert a spudger between the upper and lower case at the bottom left corner of the DSi. Image 2/3: Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the upper case to release the latches securing the upper case to the lower case. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Lift the lower case from the front edge. Image 2/2: Rotate the lower case away from the DSi.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Pry the volume button/left shoulder button connector off its socket on the motherboard with a spudger. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Lift the right shoulder button assembly from the back case. Image 2/3: The components of the right shoulder button assembly: Image 3/3: Right shoulder button
  • Remove the two gold 4.0 mm Phillips screws securing the right shoulder button assembly to the back case.

  • Lift the right shoulder button assembly from the back case.

  • The components of the right shoulder button assembly:

    • Right shoulder button

    • Shoulder button spring

    • Retaining pin

    • Right shoulder button holding panel

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  • Remove the stylus from its housing on the right side of the DSi XL.

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Image 1/3: Using a spudger, lift the stylus housing off the lower case. Image 2/3: Remove the stylus housing from the handheld console. Image 3/3: Remove the stylus housing from the handheld console.
  • Remove the three 4 mm gold Phillips screws securing the stylus housing to the lower case.

  • Using a spudger, lift the stylus housing off the lower case.

  • Remove the stylus housing from the handheld console.

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Conclusion

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

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