Nintendo DS Lite Wi-Fi Board Replacement

Introduction

Can't make Bowser breath fire by blowing in the microphone anymore? Replace that broken microphone and burn everything in sight!

 

Step 1 Battery

 

The screw remains captive to the battery cover.

Unscrew the Phillips screw securing the battery cover to the lower case.

The screw remains captive to the battery cover.

Pry the battery cover upward with a spudger or fingernail, and lift out of the lower case.

 

Step 2

 

Remove the battery from the DS Lite.

Wedge the edge of a spudger in between the side of the battery and the lower case housing and pry upward to dislodge the battery.

Remove the battery from the DS Lite.

 

Step 3 Lower Case

Use the tip of a spudger to pry both rubber feet off the DS Lite.

 

Step 4

 

Two 4.3 mm gold Phillips screws

Remove the following screws securing the lower case to the body of the DS Lite:

Two 4.3 mm gold Phillips screws

One 3.9 mm black Tri-Wing screw

One 3.3 mm silver Phillips screw

Three 5.5 mm silver Tri-Wing screws

 

Step 5

 

Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the DS Lite, creating an opening in the process.

Insert the edge of a spudger in between the lower and upper case near the top right corner of the DS Lite.

Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the DS Lite, creating an opening in the process.

Continue running the spudger along the backside of the DS Lite until the majority of the lower case has been separated from the upper case.

 

Step 6

 

Pull carefully. Some units are sealed with adhesive, and pulling too hard can damage the power switch.

Lift the lower case away from the rest of the DS Lite.

Pull carefully. Some units are sealed with adhesive, and pulling too hard can damage the power switch.

 

Step 7 Trigger Buttons

 

The trigger buttons are held in very loosely by small metal pegs and springs.  Don't lose track of these pieces.

Lift both trigger buttons out of the DS Lite.

The trigger buttons are held in very loosely by small metal pegs and springs. Don't lose track of these pieces.

The second picture shows the correct configuration of the trigger assembly for reassembly purposes.

 

Step 8 Wi-Fi Board

Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi antenna connector straight up from its socket on the Wi-Fi board.

 

Step 9

Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi board connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

 

Step 10

 

The Wi-Fi board is secured to the motherboard with a layer of adhesive.

Use the flat edge of a spudger to separate the right edge of the Wi-Fi board from the motherboard.

The Wi-Fi board is secured to the motherboard with a layer of adhesive.

Remove the Wi-Fi board from the DS Lite.

 

 

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