Nintendo 64 Metal Plate Replacement

  • Author: LisaF818
  • Time estimate: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

This guide shows how to remove the metal plate that covers the motherboard.

Sections
Tools

Edit Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the expansion pack cover by pushing in the tab and pulling out.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: A small spoon can be used in place of a spudger.

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  • Lever the expansion pack out using the metal spudger.

  • A small spoon can be used in place of a spudger.

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  • Remove the six screws on the bottom side indicated in the example with a gamebit head or screwdriver.

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  • Remove the two front feet of the N64.

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  • Rotate to top side up and lift off top cover.

Edit Step 6 Metal Plate  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6 Metal Plate  ¶ 

  • Remove the fourteen screws indicated in the example using the larger Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Remove the metal plate indicated in the example by sliding it back and then lifting it up.

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  • Remove the two screws indicated in the example using the smaller Phillips screwdriver.

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

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

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

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  • Remove the small metal bracket behind the expansion slot using the spudger.

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  • Remove the seven screws indicated in the example using the larger Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Lift off and remove the metal plate as indicated in the example.

Conclusion

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

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