Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL - Replacing the Battery

Battery packs become worn with repeated charge/discharge cycles, and the amount of time they can be used when fully charged will decrease gradually over time. If you feel the usage time has dropped off noticeably, replace the battery pack. (Use the links below to purchase a replacement from Nintendo's Online Store, or call 1-800-255-3700.)

  • Do not use any battery other than the rechargeable battery made by Nintendo.
  • A parent or guardian should replace the battery pack if a young child is using the system.
  • If you need to dispose of a battery, follow the guidelines found here.

 

Before replacing the battery:

  1. Press and hold the Power/Reset button (at least .5 second) until the power shuts off.
  2. Make sure the AC Adapter is unplugged from the Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL.

 

Battery replacement procedure:

  1. Loosen the two Phillips-head (+) screws on the battery cover with a screwdriver, and remove the battery cover.

    IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the screw or threads, use a screwdriver that is appropriate for the screw.

  2. Remove the battery pack as shown at right.
  3. Orient the new battery as shown and carefully insert completely into the battery compartment.
  4. Replace the battery cover, and tighten the two screws, being careful not to over tighten.
  5. IMPORTANT: Always be sure to replace the battery cover and tighten the screws before resuming use.

 

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