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  1. Nintendo DSi XL Upper Screen Replacement, Nintendo DSi XL Upper Screen Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Upper Screen Replacement, Nintendo DSi XL Upper Screen Replacement: step 1, image 2 of 3 Nintendo DSi XL Upper Screen Replacement, Nintendo DSi XL Upper Screen Replacement: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • 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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    • Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the Wi-Fi antenna out of its housing from within the front bezel and move it aside.

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    • Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the left speaker out of its socket on the front bezel.

    • De-route the speaker cable along the top edge of the screen.

    • Work carefully and slowly, holding onto the wire and not the speaker itself. The solder joints may break if pulled on too hard.

    • In the same manner as described above, remove the right speaker from its socket on the front bezel.

    • Place both speakers on the back of the upper LCD.

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    • Open the DSi XL.

    • Carefully push the upper display assembly through its housing in the front bezel.

    • The upper display assembly is held in place via adhesive to the front bezel. Push firmly, being careful not to break the upper LCD.

    • Rotate the upper display assembly out of the front bezel.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the adhesive strip that secures the front screen to the upper LCD.

    • Slide the spudger along the bottom side of the upper LCD, freeing the adhesive along that edge.

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    • In the same manner as previously described, detach the adhesive along the left edge of the upper LCD.

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    • In the same manner as previously described, detach the adhesive along the right side of the upper LCD.

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    • Carefully lift the upper screen from the bottom edge.

    • Pull the upper screen away from the upper LCD.

Conclusion

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

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