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    • 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.

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    • Lift the battery from the DSi XL.

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    • Use a push pin to remove the four plastic screw covers on the front bezel.

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    • Remove four Phillips screws securing the front bezel to the rear bezel.

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    • Using two hands, gently slide the rear bezel upwards.

    • The rear bezel will move only about 2 mm.

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    • Insert a spudger into the gap between the front and rear bezel

    • Rotate the spudger away from the DSi XL, prying the two bezels apart.

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    • In the same manner as described above, continue prying along the top edge of the front and rear bezels.

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    • Separate the rear bezel from the front bezel.

    • Do not attempt to completely remove the rear bezel yet. It is still attached to the front bezel by the rear-facing camera.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear camera off the rear bezel.

    • Remove the rear bezel.

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    • Use a spudger to lift the antenna from the front bezel to make room for lifting the speaker cables up.

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    • Use a spudger to lift the right speaker from its housing in the front bezel.

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    • Use a spudger to lift the left speaker from its housing in the front bezel.

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    • De-route the left speaker cable along the top edge of the upper LCD.

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    • Open the display slightly, and lift the LCD out of the front bezel.

    • Lay the LCD down next to the DSi XL.

    • Don't attempt to remove the LCD, it is still attached to the front bezel via the display data ribbon cable.

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    • Desolder the two solder joints to separate the speakers from the LCD.

    • Right Speaker

    • Left Speaker

    • For both speakers, the red wire (positive lead) is soldered to the left contact. The black wire (negative lead) is soldered to the right contact point.

    • For detailed instructions on how to solder this type of connection, see our guide for repairing soldered connections.

Conclusion

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

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