Introduction

Get back online by replacing the wireless card in your Nintendo DSi XL.

  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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    • Lift the Wi-Fi board up off its socket on the motherboard.

    • Do not attempt to completely remove the Wi-Fi board yet. It is attached to the motherboard by an antenna cable.

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    • Use a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi cable off its socket on the underside of the Wi-Fi board.

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Conclusion

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

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