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Disassemble and fix P6 connector in a Nintendo DS Lite

In this step by step guide, we are going to learn how to change the P6 connector, an internal connector of the Nintendo DS Lite.

Required parts

  • 1. Nintendo DS Lite, with damaged P6 connector
  • 2. P6 connector. Search for p6 ds lite in eBay
  • 3. Soldering Iron (14W), and 0.5 mm tip
  • 4. Solder
  • 5. Screwdriver
  • 6. Philips screwdriver
  • 7. Tri-wing screwdriver, for Nintendo hardware. You can buy it from Deal Extreme


  1. Step 1
    Remove the DS cart, if any (Slot-1). Remove the Game Boy Advance cart lid (Slot-2)
  2. Step 2
    Remove the rubber legs. Use a screwdriver or a cutter to do so.
  3. Step 3
    Using the proper screwdrivers, unscrew all marked screws. The one in red is from the battery lid.
  4. Step 4
    Remove the battery lid and remove the new screw.
  5. Step 5
    Last screw in red.
  6. Step 6
    Remove all the DS bottom lid to uncover the console circuits. The red mark is the P6 connector..
  7. Step 7
    Remove the L and R buttons, with care. There are two springs, be careful
    Step 8
    All set
  8. Step 9
    Disconnect the antenna connectors, marked in red.
  9. Step 10
    Antenna wires disconnected.
  10. Step 11
    Remove the Wi-Fi module. Pull from the red arrow.
  11. Step 12
  12. Step 13
  13. Step 14
    Disconnect the touch screen wire.
  14. Step 15
    Remove the damaged P6 connector.
  15. Step 16
    The P6 connector is soldered by six soldered joints. The two side joints (marked in red) are the ones that hold the connector..
  16. Step 17
    Heat up the soldered joints on the top, and remove the damaged P6 connector.
  17. Step 18
  18. Step 19
    Put the new connector in place and solder the joints..
  19. Step 20
  20. Step 21
    Put the new connector in place and solder the joints.
  21. Step 22
    Connect the touch screen connector.
  22. Step 23
    Be careful when you close the console. The volume slider and the power switch must be in the correct place before you close the lid.