Nintendo DSi XL Volume Control Switch Replacement

Introduction

Turn up the stereo sound on the DSi XL by replacing the volume control switch

 

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 Left Shoulder Button

 

Left shoulder button
Remove the two gold 4.0 mm Phillips screws securing the left shoulder button assembly to the lower case.
Lift the left shoulder button assembly from the lower case.
The components of the left shoulder button assembly:
Left shoulder button
Shoulder button spring
Retaining pin
Left shoulder button support panel

 

Step 9 Volume Control Switch
 

The latch will only move about 1 mm.
On the inside of the battery compartment, use the tip of a spudger to detach the metal latch securing the volume control switch in place.
The latch will only move about 1 mm.

 

Step 10
 

Using the flat of a spudger, pry the volume control switch straight up out of the lower case.
Using the flat end of a spudger, remove the adhesive securing the volume control switch ribbon cable to the back of the battery compartment.
Using the flat of a spudger, pry the volume control switch straight up out of the lower case.
Remove the volume control switch from the DSi XL.

 

Step 11
 

The bracket is attached by a strong adhesive. Work slowly and carefully, being sure to not damage the ribbon cable.
Using the flat end of a spudger, remove the volume control buttons from the metal backing bracket.
The bracket is attached by a strong adhesive. Work slowly and carefully, being sure to not damage the ribbon cable.
Volume control switch remains.

 

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Brett Hartt
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