Repairing Nintendo 64 Bottom Cover

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  • Author: tonymag28
  • Time required: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This is how you remove the bottom cover

Sections

Edit Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the expansion pack cover.

Edit Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the expansion pack cover.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the expansion pack using the metal spudger.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the expansion pack using the metal spudger.

  • This can also be accomplished using a small spoon.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the 6 screws shown with a gamebit head or screwdriver.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the 6 screws shown with a gamebit head or screwdriver.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the 2 front legs.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the 2 front legs.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Lift off the top cover.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Lift off the top cover.

Edit Step 6 Metal Plate  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the 14 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 6 Metal Plate  ¶ 

  • Remove the 14 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the metal plate by sliding it back then up.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the metal plate by sliding it back then up.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the 2 screws shown using the small Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Remove the 2 screws shown using the small Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the screw to the right of the LED using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Remove the screw to the right of the LED using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the small metal bracket from the back of the expansion pack slot.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Remove the small metal bracket from the back of the expansion pack slot.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the small metal bracket from the front of the expansion pack slot with the metal spudger.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Remove the small metal bracket from the front of the expansion pack slot with the metal spudger.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the small metal bracket using the spudger.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Remove the small metal bracket using the spudger.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the 7 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Remove the 7 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the metal plate shown.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

  • Remove the metal plate shown.

Edit Step 15 Motherboard  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the 4 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 15 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the 4 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 16  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Slide up and remove the motherboard.

Edit Step 16  ¶ 

  • Slide up and remove the motherboard.

Edit Step 17 Bottom Cover  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove everything from the bottom cover.

Edit Step 17 Bottom Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove everything from the bottom cover.

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

For more information, check out the Nintendo 64 device page.

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