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This guide will explain how to replace the shoulder buttons on a DS Lite if they are sticking or not working properly.

The tools you’ll need for this task are:

  • Spudger or other flat tool
  • Screwdrivers
    • Phillips
    • Tri-wing

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  1. Nintendo DS Lite Shoulder Buttons Replacement, Remove the battery cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the screw securing the battery cover.

  2. Nintendo DS Lite Shoulder Buttons Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to pry out the battery.

    • Pry off the rubber feet.

    • Remove the seven screws securing the lower case:

    • Three tri-wing screws

    • One Phillips screw

    • Two gold Phillips screws

    • One black tri-wing screw

  3. Nintendo DS Lite Shoulder Buttons Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully pry the bottom cover off.

    • Remove the shoulder buttons by pulling out the metal pegs that secure them to DS.

    • The triggers are held in by tiny metal pegs and springs. Keep track of each piece.

  4. Nintendo DS Lite Shoulder Buttons Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Nintendo DS Lite Shoulder Buttons Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Nintendo DS Lite Shoulder Buttons Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • You can now access the micro-button component and replace or repair anything as needed.

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To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order after making your repair.

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