iFixit: Open Nintendo Switch, view and replace hardware & repair the console

Securely unscrew the Nintendo Switch, take it apart, repair instructions, Joy-Con, display. Battery mAh capacity, screwdriver tripoint, iFixit teardown Nintendo Switch

The specialist page for teardown articles and repairs of technology, iFixit, the Nintendo Switch made, gained knowledge while screwing on and diligently collects tips and instructions for repairing the switch. If you unscrew the Nintendo Switch, examine the hardware, replace parts, repair the console or just want to see it from the inside, then walk in! Because everything you need to know on the subject, as well as the fact that the Nintendo console has 4 GB of RAM, can be found at iFixit.

First x-ray: The hardware of the Nintendo Switch without unscrewing it. You can clearly see the cooling system including fan, no buttons except for the joysticks, the batteries of the Joy-Con controller and, as a large square, the battery of the handheld (16 Wh; 3,7 V; 4.310 mAh).

First x-ray: The hardware of the Nintendo Switch without unscrewing it. You can clearly see the cooling system including fan, no buttons except for the joysticks, the batteries of the Joy-Con controller and, as a large square, the battery of the handheld (16 Wh; 3,7 V; 4.310 mAh).

Unscrew and disassemble the Nintendo Switch securely

If you just look at the Nintendo Switch without the intention of taking it apart, you will notice the three-point screws. According to iFixit, to open the switch you need a tripoint or tri-point bit with the designation Y00 and a Phillips # 00 screwdriver. In addition, another tool was used in the Nintendo Switch Teardown, which you can access via the shop on the advice page or order via Amazon can. Also good to know: the display and digitizer of the handheld are separate and can therefore be exchanged individually. However, you have to be careful when taking the display apart, as this can damage a cable.

More info and the full Nintendo Switch teardown from iFixit

If you want to see how to open the Nintendo Switch, i.e. in detail the handheld, the Joy-Con controller, the docking station and so on, which parts are screwed, which are glued and which are otherwise attached, then take a look at iFixit:

iFixit teardown of the Nintendo Switch as a video

Would you fix a console yourself?

So far I have only dared myself to do that Analog stick of an N64 controller to exchange. In addition, I have not yet unscrewed, disassembled or repaired another console or any other, more complex device (from the world of consumer electronics). With my new switch I don't plan to do that either sooner or later. How is it with you, what experiences do you have in this area?

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