Introduction

This guide will take you step-by-step on how to replace your buttons.

Before disassembling your Atari Lynx, be sure the device is powered off.
  • Before disassembling your Atari Lynx, be sure the device is powered off.

  • Remove any game in the console by opening the right latch and sliding the game to the right.

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Remove the four 35 mm Phillips #1 screws at each corner of the backside on the Atari Lynx.
  • Remove the four 35 mm Phillips #1 screws at each corner of the backside on the Atari Lynx.

  • Pinch the rear panel with your fingers and lift away from the Atari.

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Remove battery panel by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting away from the Atari.
  • Remove battery panel by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting away from the Atari.

  • Be sure not to tear any wires attached to battery panel.

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Remove the control panel by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting away from the Atari.
  • Remove the control panel by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting away from the Atari.

  • Be sure not to tear the speaker wire while removing the control panel.

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If you want to replace the buttons other than the D-pad, you can pull them up by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting away from front panel of Atari.
  • If you want to replace the buttons other than the D-pad, you can pull them up by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting away from front panel of Atari.

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To remove the D-Pad, remove three 10 mm Phillips #0 screws surrounding the D-Pad. The buttons should fall out once the screws have been removed.
  • To remove the D-Pad, remove three 10 mm Phillips #0 screws surrounding the D-Pad.

  • The buttons should fall out once the screws have been removed.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks for the guide. The title photo shows a Lynx II, however, while all the detailed instructions are for the original Lynx (I) which is built differently.

It would be great to have a Lynx II disassembly and MOSFET Q12 replacement guide.

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