Repairing Nintendo 64 Metal Plate

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

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

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Edit Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the expansion pack cover.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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  • Remove the expansion pack using the metal spudger.

  • This can also be accomplished using a small spoon.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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

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  • Remove the 2 front legs.

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  • Lift off the top cover.

Edit Step 6 Metal Plate  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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

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

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

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

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Remove the small metal bracket using the spudger.

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

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  • Remove the metal plate shown.

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

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

Required Tools

Gamebit 4.5mm

$24.95 · 18 In stock

Metal Spudger

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Phillips #1 Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

Phillips #2 Screwdriver

$2.95 · 19 In stock

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