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

  1. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  2. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the battery from the DSi XL.

  3. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Lower Case: step 3, image 1 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Lower Case: step 3, image 2 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Lower Case: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the four rubber screw covers on the lower case by prying them up with a push pin.

  4. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • 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

  5. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  6. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  7. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  8. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Wi-Fi Board: step 8, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Wi-Fi Board: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  9. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi cable off its socket on the underside of the Wi-Fi board.

  10. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Motherboard: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to pry the microphone cable off the motherboard.

    • Pry from underneath the cable.

  11. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  12. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  13. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  14. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  15. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  16. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Using the flat end of the spudger, pry the battery cable up off its socket on the motherboard.

  17. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • 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

  18. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Deroute the microphone and antenna cables through the slot in the motherboard.

  19. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  20. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  21. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Lower Display Assembly: step 21, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Lower Display Assembly: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  22. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Lower LCD: step 22, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement, Lower LCD: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  23. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  24. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  25. Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 2 Nintendo DSi XL Touchscreen Replacement: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • With three sides freed, remove the touchscreen from the lower display.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Great tutorial, I completely missed the fact that the lower screen is TWO screens: the touchscreen and the proper screen. Nailed it!!

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Step 16 = whole socket came off the motherboard with the least amount of effort. Tried soldering new contacts but too fine. Device now only good for parts.

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