TOOLS: Phillips 00 Screwdriver (1)Precision Tweezer (1)Prying gadget equivalent to spudger or flatblade screwdriver (1)
PARTS: Nintendo DSi Energy Board (1)
SUMMARY The battery contacts, power button and D-pad are on their very own separate PCB inside the DSi;the PCB connects to the standing LEDs utilizing a ribbon cable and to the main board using aribbon cable and power cable.In case you are changing the underside DSi case (e.g. to add an aftermarket translucent case), youwill need to remove this board and put it in your new case.If you happen to blow the fuse (usually by plugging the battery in backwards), the orange charging LEDwill flash when plugged into A/C power, and the unit will refuse to energy on; this guide willshow you easy methods to change the board and even to restore the blown fuse on the board
Step 1 – Battery
Loosen the two captive screws onthe battery panel, and raise the panelup to remove it.
Place a spudger (or fingernail) atthe topside of the battery (near theL button) and raise as much as remove thebattery.
Step three – Decrease Case Assembly
Two screws are hidden underneath two rubber ft highlighted in red.Use the tip of a spudger to pry the rubber foot out of the lower case.In the same manner, remove the remaining foot off the decrease case.
Step 4 Take away the next screwssecuring the lower case to the bodyof the DSi:Six 5.2 mm Phillips screws.One 2.7 mm Phillips screw.
Step 5 Insert the flat end of a spudger in between the lower case and lower entrance panel close to thetop right corner of the DSi.Rigorously run the spudger alongside the correct edge of the DSi, creating an opening in theprocess.Continue operating the spudger alongside the bottom of the DSi till the majority of the lowercase has been separated from the decrease front panel.
Step 6 Cautiously elevate the decrease case from its bottom edge.The decrease case remains to be attached to the motherboard by the volume and SD boardcable highlighted in red. Don’t try to completely take away the decrease case of the DSiyet.Pry the quantity and SD board cable up from its socket on the motherboard with the flatedge of a spudger.Remove the decrease case assembly from the DSi.
Step 7 – Battery Board Flip up the black latch anddisconnect the D-Pad/Power Buttonribbon cable.
Step eight The power connector (with pink and black wires) is troublesome to take away withoutdamaging it, until you’re taking a moment and understand the way it works. Have a look at all ofthe pictures for this step before continuing.The connector is two items — a white “male” piece (connected to the wires), and a beige”female” part (soldered to the primary board).There’s a small “notch” within the female half, to give you a spot to insert a small flat-headscrewdriver. Put the corner of your screwdriver in there, and twist it gently to push thewhite half up (away from the principle board). Do not attempt to pull it to the suitable (in direction of thebattery board).If it doesn’t carry simply, try again with a smaller screwdriver. You may be pullingthe feminine connector off the board, which shall be tough to repair.
Step 9 – Battery Board/Fuse Remove 5 2.6 mm Phillips 00screws.
Step 10 Insert a 1.5mm flat-head screwdriver into the notch to the appropriate of the LED assembly, andpry the black plastic frame out of the case.Using some tweezers to drag out the clear plastic light pipe assembly.The orange flex cable (with the LEDs) is connected to the black plastic body with adhesive;if you accidentally pull the cable off the plastic frame, pull the plastic frame and light pipeout with tweezers and reassemble them.
Step eleven Remove the battery board and LEDassembly, and flip them over.If either of the 2 flex ribboncables have been disconnected ordamaged, use a spudger to flip theblack latch up (away from theboard), take away the cable, reinsertit, and press the latch down.In case your console doesn’t energy on,use an ohmmeter/continuitychecker to test the SMT fuse F1. Itshould learn as 0 ohms (shortcircuit). If not, you will have toreplace the fuse or change theboard.You should exchange thisfuse with an 0603 SMTfuse. Don’t try to replacethe fuse if you are not familiarwith soldering 0603 SMT parts;as a substitute, substitute the wholeboard. Replacing the fuse with a0-ohm resistor or a bit of wireis not recommended.If you’re stopping here, followthese instructions in reverse orderto reassemble your device.
To reassemble your gadget, follow these directions in reverse order.