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Nintendo DSi XL Lower Case Replacement

Lower case installation.

Replaced your broken or scratched up lower case with a shiny new one.

Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin. Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin. Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin.

Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove the following seven Phillips screws that secure the lower case to the rest of the DSi XL:

Step 2  ¶ 

  • 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

Step 3  ¶ 

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.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • 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.

Step 4  ¶ 

Close the display and turn the DSi XL over. Lift the lower case from the front edge.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • 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.

Step 5  ¶ 

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.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • 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.