Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement
Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement
Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement
Touchscreen replacement.
Written By: David Hodson
INTRODUCTION
The lower display screen on the DSi XL is touch-sensitive. Regain touch control over your DSi with a
new touchscreen.
TOOLS:
PARTS:
Phillips #00 Screwdriver (1)
Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen (1)
Push Pin (1)
Spudger (1)
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Step 1 — Battery
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Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery cover to the back of the handheld console.
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Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL.
Step 2
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Lift the battery from the DSi XL.
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Step 3 — Lower Case
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Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin.
Step 4
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Remove the following seven Phillips
screws that secure the lower case to
the rest of the DSi XL:
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Four silver 5.3 mm screws
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Two black 5.3 mm screws
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One black 2.5 mm screw
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Step 5
 Turn the DSi XL over, and open the display.
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Insert a spudger between the upper and lower case at the bottom left corner of the DSi.
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Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the upper case to release the latches securing the
upper case to the lower case.
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Step 6
 Close the display and turn the DSi XL over.
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Lift the lower case from the front edge.
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Rotate the lower case away from the DSi.
 The lower case cannot be completely removed yet, since it is still connected to the motherboard.
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Step 7
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Using a spudger, pry the SD card/right shoulder button connector off its socket.
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Pry the volume button/left shoulder button connector off its socket on the motherboard with a
spudger.
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Step 8 — Wi-Fi Board
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Lift the Wi-Fi board up off its socket on the motherboard.
 Do not attempt to completely remove the Wi-Fi board yet. It is attached to the motherboard by an
antenna cable.
Step 9
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Use a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi cable
off its socket on the underside of the
Wi-Fi board.
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Step 10 — Motherboard

Use a spudger to pry the
microphone cable off the
motherboard.
 Pry from underneath the cable.
Step 11
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Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the camera ribbon ZIF connector.
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Use the pointed end of a spudger to pull the camera ribbon from the ZIF connector.
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Step 12
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Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the touchscreen cable ZIF connector.
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With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the touchscreen cable from its connector on the
motherboard.
Step 13
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Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the backlight cable ZIF connector.
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With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the backlight cable from its connector on the motherboard.
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Step 14
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Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the lower display data cable ZIF
connector.
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With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the lower display data cable from its connector on the
motherboard.
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Step 15
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Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector for the D-Pad/power
button cable.
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With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the D-Pad/power button cable from its connector on the
motherboard.
Step 16
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Using the flat end of the spudger,
pry the battery cable up off its
socket on the motherboard.
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Step 17

Remove the screws securing the
motherboard to the upper case:

A single 2.5 mm silver Phillips
screw
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Four 3.7 mm black Phillips
screws
Step 18
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Deroute the microphone and antenna
cables through the slot in the
motherboard.
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Step 19

Rotate the motherboard off the lower case.
 The motherboard cannot be completely removed yet. It is still attached by the upper LCD's display
data ribbon cable.
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Step 20
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Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the upper display data cable ZIF
connector.
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With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the upper display data cable from its connector on the
underside of the motherboard.
 The motherboard is now free from the upper case.
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Step 21 — Lower Display Assembly

With the console still upside-down, open the DSi XL slightly.
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Push the lower display away from the upper case.

Remove the lower display from the DSi XL.
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Step 22 — Lower LCD
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Insert a spudger between the touchscreen and top right corner of the display.
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Slide the spudger down the right side of the display to free the edge of the touchscreen.
Step 23
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Continue around the bottom right corner of the display with the spudger.
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Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the touchscreen to separate it from the display.
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Step 24

Continue around the bottom left corner of the display with a spudger.
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Slide the spudger along the left edge of the touchscreen to remove it from the display.
Step 25

With three sides freed, remove the touchscreen from the lower display.
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
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This document was last generated on 2017-05-17 06:37:45 AM.
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