Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement

 

Introduction

The lower display screen on the DSi XL is touch-sensitive. Regain touch control over your DSi with a new touchscreen.

 

Step 1 Battery

 

Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL.

Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery cover to the back of the handheld console.

Lift the battery cover off the back of the DSi XL.

 

Step 2

Lift the battery from the DSi XL.

 

Step 3 Lower Case

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

 

Step 4

 

Four silver 5.3 mm screws

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 5

 

Insert a spudger between the upper and lower case at the bottom left corner of the DSi.

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 6

 

Lift the lower case from the front edge.

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 7

 

Pry the volume button/left shoulder button connector off its socket on the motherboard with a spudger.

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 8 Wi-Fi Board

 

Do not attempt to completely remove the Wi-Fi board yet. It is attached to the motherboard by an antenna cable.

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

Use a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi cable off its socket on the underside of the Wi-Fi board.

 

Step 10 Motherboard

 

Pry from underneath the cable.

Use a spudger to pry the microphone cable off the motherboard.

Pry from underneath the cable.

 

Step 11

 

Use the pointed end of a spudger to pull the camera ribbon from the ZIF connector.

Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the camera ribbon ZIF connector.

Use the pointed end of a spudger to pull the camera ribbon from the ZIF connector.

 

Step 12

 

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the touchscreen cable from its connector on the motherboard.

Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the touchscreen cable ZIF connector.

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the touchscreen cable from its connector on the motherboard.

 

Step 13

 

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the backlight cable from its connector on the motherboard.

Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the backlight cable ZIF connector.

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the backlight cable from its connector on the motherboard.

 

Step 14

 

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the lower display data cable from its connector on the motherboard.

Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the lower display data cable ZIF connector.

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the lower display data cable from its connector on the motherboard.

 

Step 15

 

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the D-Pad/power button cable from its connector on the motherboard.

Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector for the D-Pad/power button cable.

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the D-Pad/power button cable from its connector on the motherboard.

 

Step 16

Using the flat end of the spudger, pry the battery cable up off its socket on the motherboard.

 

Step 17

 

A single 2.5 mm silver Phillips screw

Remove the screws securing the motherboard to the upper case:

A single 2.5 mm silver Phillips screw

Four 3.7 mm black Phillips screws

 

Step 18

Deroute the microphone and antenna cables through the slot in the motherboard.

 

Step 19

 

The motherboard cannot be completely removed yet. It is still attached by the upper LCD's display data ribbon cable.

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.

 

Step 20

 

With the pointed end of the spudger, pull the upper display data cable from its connector on the underside of the motherboard.

Using the flat end of a spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the upper display data cable ZIF connector.

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.

 

Step 21 Lower Display Assembly

 

Remove the lower display from the DSi XL.

With the console still upside-down, open the DSi XL slightly.

Push the lower display away from the upper case.

Remove the lower display from the DSi XL.

 

Step 22 Lower LCD

 

Slide the spudger down the right side of the display to free the edge of the touchscreen.
Insert a spudger between the touchscreen and top right corner of the display.
Slide the spudger down the right side of the display to free the edge of the touchscreen.

 

Step 23

 

Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the touchscreen to separate it from the display.
Continue around the bottom right corner of the display with the spudger.
Slide the spudger along the bottom edge of the touchscreen to separate it from the display.

 

Step 24
 

Slide the spudger along the left edge of the touchscreen to remove it from the display.
Continue around the bottom left corner of the display with a spudger.
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.

 

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