Introduction

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  1. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery cover to the back of the handheld console.
    • 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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  2. 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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    • 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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