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Nintendo DSi Lower Case Assembly Replacement

Replace a cosmetically damaged Nintendo DSi lower case.

Use this guide to replace the lower case assembly, including the trigger buttons, SD slot, and stylus holder.

Étape 1 Lower Case Assembly  ¶ 

Two screws are hidden underneath two rubber feet highlighted in red. Use the tip of a spudger to pry the rubber feet out of the lower case.

Étape 1 Lower Case Assembly  ¶ 

  • Two screws are hidden underneath two rubber feet highlighted in red.

  • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the rubber feet out of the lower case.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Remove the following screws securing the lower case to the body of the DSi:

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the following screws securing the lower case to the body of the DSi:

  • Six 5.2 mm Phillips screws.

  • One 2.7 mm Phillips screw.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Insert the spudger in between the lower casing and lower panel near the top right corner of the DSi. Carefully run the spudger along the edge of the outer casing, creating an opening between the body and the casing. Continue running the spudger around the body of the DSi until the majority of the lower case has been separated.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Insert the spudger in between the lower casing and lower panel near the top right corner of the DSi.

  • Carefully run the spudger along the edge of the outer casing, creating an opening between the body and the casing.

  • Continue running the spudger around the body of the DSi until the majority of the lower case has been separated.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Carefully lift the lower casing from its bottom edge. The lower case is still attached to the motherboard by the volume and SD board cable highlighted in red. Do not try to completely remove the lower case of the DSi yet.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Carefully lift the lower casing from its bottom edge.

  • The lower case is still attached to the motherboard by the volume and SD board cable highlighted in red. Do not try to completely remove the lower case of the DSi yet.

  • Pry the volume and SD board cable up from its socket on the motherboard with the flat edge of a screwdriver.

  • once the cable, highlighted in the orange box, is completely removed then you may take off the entire outer casing.