Nintendo DS Main Circuit Board Replacement

Introduction

 

The removal of the main logic board of the DS is essential to access the screens and to replace other components.

 

Step 1 Battery

Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the screw securing the battery door to the rear case, turning the screw counter-clockwise.

 

 

 

Remove the cartridge from the console.

Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the screw securing the battery door to the rear case, turning the screw counter-clockwise.

Remove the battery door.

 

 

Step 2

Use a plastic opening tool or spudger to pry out the battery from the bottom. If a plastic open tool or spudger isn't available, your fingernails may work.

 

 

Step 3

Remove the battery from the Nintendo DS.

 

 

Step 4 Back Panel

It might be helpful to remove the strap from the hole to access the top left screw.

Remove the 7 Y0 screws located on the back.

It might be helpful to remove the strap from the hole to access the top left screw.

 

 

Step 5

Separate the back from the front, and set it aside.

 

 

 

With your hands, pry the back panel off the main case.

Separate the back from the front, and set it aside.

 

 

Step 6 Main Circuit Board

Be careful NOT to slip with the screwdriver, you can damage the circuit board!

Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the 4 screws on the circuit board.

Be careful NOT to slip with the screwdriver, you can damage the circuit board!

 

 

Step 7

Carefully pull the ribbon cables down and out with your fingers.

 

 

 

Unlock the two large ribbon cables by moving the black clip up.

Carefully pull the ribbon cables down and out with your fingers.

Do not use pliers to pull the cables, as they can be damaged easily.

 

 

Step 8

Slide the locks for the small ribbon cables down to the side, and remove the cables.

 

 

Locate the two small ribbon cables, beneath the rightmost large ribbon cable.

Slide the locks for the small ribbon cables down to the side, and remove the cables.

It may be useful to use tweezers to remove the small ribbon cables.

Be careful not to damage the delicate ribbon cables.

 

 

Step 9

Remove the antenna by grasping it at the head with tweezers. Using a slight rocking motion, pull up to dislodge the connector.

 

 

Locate the Wifi antenna pigtail connector

Remove the antenna by grasping it at the head with tweezers. Using a slight rocking motion, pull up to dislodge the connector.

 

 

Step 10

Pull up and remove the circuit board, and set it aside.

Feed the ribbon cables through the opening on the board.

Pull up and remove the circuit board, and set it aside.

 

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