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Follow this guide to replace the 3.5mm headphone jack and game card reader board in a Nintendo Switch gaming console.

  1. Remove the four 6.3 mm Tri-point Y00 screws from the rear panel.
    • Remove the four 6.3 mm Tri-point Y00 screws from the rear panel.

    Please be careful with these screws. Your bit will go through them like butter and strip them if you're not careful. Speaking from experience.

    Benjamin Fryar - Ответить

    Mines were stripped did you manage to get them out? If so please tell me how i really need help with this ive been stuck on this step for 4 days cause i have covid and i am running out of money so i need ot be careful with what i get.

    Luigi Igii -

    So should I use glasses screws

    iceprincess4445 - Ответить

    what happens if you do strip a screw?

    Stephanie C Cusimano - Ответить

    Drill ‘em out

    Kenny -

    I used a Y0 bit instead and it worked better for me not to strip the screws

    Alexander Watson - Ответить

    Any suggestions of what you can do if you do strip the screw

    Emma Johnson - Ответить

    Can't do much. Will need drill it out.

    Kenny -

    im still stuck on this step HELP ME

    Luigi Igii - Ответить

    every screw on the back is buggered and i’m honestly tempted to just buy a new tablet because i don’t see how i’m meant to do this without a drill and all the screws buggered im tempted to just break the backplate to unscrew the screws and then just replace the back plate

    FatFrank - Ответить

    same I AM SO FUSTRATED ill tell you a sulution if i find one

    Luigi Igii -

  2. Remove the single 6.1 mm Phillips #000 screw from underneath the kickstand.
    • Remove the single 6.1 mm Phillips #000 screw from underneath the kickstand.

    Mine was no longer than about 1mm.

    Nani - Ответить

    Agree. This was a very short screw.

    Paul Swinglehurst - Ответить

    The size they mention is the diameter of the screw, not the length.

    i04vpi - Ответить

    I was also surprised at how short this screw was, but it wasn’t 6.1mm in diameter…it was the same diameter as the ones in the next two steps.

    Perhaps this is a misplaced decimal point, and it was supposed to be a 0.61mm length screw?

    Mick Killianey - Ответить

  3. Remove the two 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screws from the bottom of the device.
    • Remove the two 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screws from the bottom of the device.

    These screws wouldn’t go back in for me for some reason. I was definitely using the right screws as I set them aside step by step as usual. I’m not sure what the problem could have been, I just reassembled without the screws.

    Jason Rivera - Ответить

  4. Remove the single 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screw from the top of the device.
    • Remove the single 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screw from the top of the device.

    This one didn’t want to come out on its own, and only came loose when I completed the rest of the steps to remove the rear panel, as I pulled the panel off.

    Matt Silver - Ответить

  5. Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the right Joy-Con rail. Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.
    • Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the right Joy-Con rail.

    • Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.

    Please do not use a JIS #0 bit on this kit. I ended up stripping the screw on my switch and now I won't be able to get inside. You are much more likely to remove this screw with a JIS #000 bit, like literally every other screw on this machine. Why I thought I should throughly read and follow the instructions is beyond me, because I guess this ifixit guy decided it would be a great meme to get people to ruin their switches.

    Jacob Klinkenberg - Ответить

    +1, JIS #0 seems way too large; I used a #00 and that worked. I agree that #000 might have worked even better, but I saw this comment too late.

    Nikolai Knopp -

    Mine was #000 too. #0 was definitely too large. Also there are signs of blue threadlock.

    Nani - Ответить

    tried using #000 and #00 but the screw wont turn, any ideas why

    thawdon - Ответить

    Ive been trying to unscrew with the correct 000 bit for like 5 minutes and it wont unscrew :/ please help asap

    xenomorphic/dark Mewtwo - Ответить

    this screw stripped in like two seconds using the screwdriver included with ifixit’s kit!

    Connor Martini - Ответить

    One screw didn’t come off and now it is stripped…. I’m trapped in this step, desperate and questioning all my life choices…….

    ninja android - Ответить

    RIP screw RIP repair

    Moritz Boch - Ответить

    RIP crew, RIP repair

    Moritz Boch - Ответить

    Well this sucks, I can’t get these %#*@ joy con screws out, why did I spend all this money, its works on every other screw on the joy con rails but its like these middle screws aren’t cut deep enough for anything to grab onto it.

    I got them out with a #000 but it took an obscene amount of pressure put down on the screw. Needless to say I’m not putting them back in.

    Eric - Ответить

    Yes, this also stripped one of the screws on my own personal switch. Very disappointed too.

    Michael McGarvey - Ответить

  6. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device.
    • Pull the rear panel up and off of the device.

    You appear to be missing a step. The SD card reader needs to be removed between steps 6 and 7.

    zharin - Ответить

    Achtet darauf die Backplate nicht zu kippen, wie es die Bilder vermuten lassen. Ich habe beim nach Hinten klappen ein Plastikgewinde an der Backplate abgebrochen. Aufpassen.

    I think the picture is a bit misleading. I tiltet the plate while I was removing it what resulted in an broken off screwmount.

    Leon Grell - Ответить

  7. Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from micro SD card board.
    • Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from micro SD card board.

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  9. Gently lift the micro SD card board straight up, away from the Switch to disconnect and remove it. During reassembly, line up the micro SD card board and lightly press on the foam pad until the press connector snaps into place to reconnect it.
    • Gently lift the micro SD card board straight up, away from the Switch to disconnect and remove it.

    • During reassembly, line up the micro SD card board and lightly press on the foam pad until the press connector snaps into place to reconnect it.

    I cant get the card reader to stay connected to the motherboard when trying to reassemble it. Help needed.

    aNtHoNy R - Ответить

    Yes. The reverse is not so simple- you can’t see what you’re doing when you attempt to reconnect and it only takes one small error to completely bend the contacts on the connector. Very delicate.

    if you very gently remove the foam pad sticker, you can at least see better how it lines up and can feel your way to a degree… then you can stick the pad back in. The pad seems pretty critical in keeping things in place once reassembled.

    holmzee - Ответить

    Definitely agree about not sticking the foam pad back on until the new SD card slot is connected. Saved a lot of headache. Great walkthrough and easy repair!

    Jonathan Stachewicz -

    Tried several times to replace this SD reader module. As mentioned above, the issue is aligning the connectors together. It appears the foam tape is being used to hold the connection in place. (assuming you can make a viable connection) I am rather surprised at this design. In my experience, mylar ribbon cables like this usually slide into a small PC mounted socket. It appears Nintendo went the cheap route here. This design is prone to failure since it does not enable a positive connection - at least from what I can see.

    Bill Little - Ответить

    Directions were great and very helpful! Saved time and money doing myself.

    David Ross - Ответить

    I found that tightening the screw for the sd reader all the way down caused the original sd reader to not seat correctly.

    Jimmy Le - Ответить

    Alors je suis en détresse total . Jai cassé les bouches en or sur le connecteur qui est soudé sur la carte mère.. comment changer cette toute petite pièces, oû la trouver . Cela fais 1 mois que je cherche partout. Sans remplacer la carte mère. Merci pour vos réponses

    Mike Snow - Ответить

    I finished the repair and its not recognizing anything. Ive downloaded a couple more games to the hard drive while I was procrastinating the repair, could a desyncronization issue be causing this?

    David Huser - Ответить

    I have the new reader plugged in but my nintendo switch wont turn on now.

    Deadlypizzaman - Ответить

    try to hold thepower button for a bit it might just be shut down hold the buutton for at least 30 seconds or just wait for it to turn on

    Jorge Rodriguez -

    I have same issue. Console is dead

    Kenny -

    I found it easier to connect it without the black foam pad so I could see and than add the foam pad over it. It was super easy and I an I 33 Mom doing this for my son. Was well worth the money for the kit saved us almost 100 bucks

    Katherine Harrison - Ответить

    The Y screws are horrible. The bit in the took kit only managed to get two of them out. I have a Y0 bit that got the other two out. What a stupid design those are. Kit should include replacement screws and maybe a new foam pad for the SD Card Reader. New SD card module is tricky to get the connection.

    Garrett ewald - Ответить

    Foam pad no longer sticky enough to hold down the connector. Is there any place to get a replacement sticky pad or a work around to keep the connection secure?

    Denise Adams - Ответить

    Had my son follow this guide to fix his own switch where the ad card reader didn't work. And he did. Great instructions!!!! Thanks a million!

    William Scott - Ответить

    The only difficult part of following this guide is connecting the new sd card reader into the poorly designed motherboard connector. Its quite possible the sd card reader that came in the console wasnt broken at all.

    The repair kit works just as advertised and even comes with stickers.

    Matthias_ Links - Ответить

    I’m still getting error 2002-2054 even after replacing memory card reader module. Thanks, Nintendo!

    Wes Stephenson - Ответить

    My switch won’t read my microSD card after I reassembled it (error 2016-0641) please help!

    Nate Topical - Ответить

  10. Remove the six 3.1mm Phillips #000 screws from the shield plate.
    • Remove the six 3.1mm Phillips #000 screws from the shield plate.

    Agreed, still missing that step… I don’t have the image that is in your linked screenshot.. but your screenshot doesn’t mention removing a 7th screw anyway. I had my screwdriver underneath trying to pry it open before realizing there was another screw holding it all together.

    beaugalbraith - Ответить

    Sorry everyone! The guide was missing a prerequisite guide. The missing SD card steps should be there now.

    Arthur Shi - Ответить

    I’m afraid the steps are still missing :-( But the comments helped.

    j-ol - Ответить

  11. Remove the shield plate from the device. A thick pink thermal compound bridges the gap between the shield plate and the copper heat sink underneath. For best results, whenever the shield plate is removed, refer to our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro during reassembly. A thick pink thermal compound bridges the gap between the shield plate and the copper heat sink underneath. For best results, whenever the shield plate is removed, refer to our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro during reassembly.
    • Remove the shield plate from the device.

    • A thick pink thermal compound bridges the gap between the shield plate and the copper heat sink underneath. For best results, whenever the shield plate is removed, refer to our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro during reassembly.

    How do you know if the thermal paste needs to be replaced?

    Youji Hong - Ответить

    Once you remove a heatsink you must always replace thermal paste even if you had just applied it ( or add a little more) . The reason is that once heat sink is fitted, paste splits around because of pressure and only needed amount will remain. If you remove the heatsink then some paste will move so when installed again there will be spots without paste. Hope this is clear enough. In any case cost of paste is very small compared to work time and value of your equipment…..

    MacTek -

    I’d recommend replacing the thermal compound to ensure that the cooling system works as intended.

    Blake Klein - Ответить

    When your switch starts to lag and drop FPS, if you play breath of the wild and it starts to slow down in heavy areas like the forest where you get the master sword, can i use artic mx 4 insted of the pink compound?

    Diego Soto - Ответить

    I’d like to know as well if a cpu thermal compound like arctic mx-4 can be used to replace the pink compound

    Adam Stillman - Ответить

    No you shouldn't . It will spill around because it is not viscous enough and then there will be no heat transfer. As suggested by author K5 PRO is the most appropriate compound for such cases.

    MacTek -

    Arctic is generally only supposed to be used on bigger heat sinks like a personal computer. Its not nearly as thick or gummy compared to K5 PRO, and you should always use something that’s thicker for smaller project like a Switch/phone/tablet.

    Shawn Christensen -

    I really don’t understand in what areas I should be replacing the thermal paste.

    Do I leave the giant pink glob that’s present on the back plate or replace that as well?

    Or do I only apply it under the heat sink and on the motherboard?

    Nik Terzic - Ответить

  12. Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the white connector and pry upwards to disconnect the battery from the motherboard. Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the white connector and pry upwards to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the white connector and pry upwards to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

    It is possible to just slide the old rail out after this step, and slide in the new one.

    Johny Sanders - Ответить

  13. Use a clean fingernail to flip open the lock on the game card reader ZIF connector by prying it straight up. Use a clean fingernail to flip open the lock on the game card reader ZIF connector by prying it straight up. Use a clean fingernail to flip open the lock on the game card reader ZIF connector by prying it straight up.
    • Use a clean fingernail to flip open the lock on the game card reader ZIF connector by prying it straight up.

  14. Use the tip of a spudger to gently slide the game card reader ribbon cable out of its socket. Use the tip of a spudger to gently slide the game card reader ribbon cable out of its socket. Use the tip of a spudger to gently slide the game card reader ribbon cable out of its socket.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to gently slide the game card reader ribbon cable out of its socket.

    The reverse of this is a little tricky - it may be helpful to post some more detail about getting the ribbon all the way back in and ensuring the clasp goes down to troubleshoot some of the touchscreen comments below.

    Nick Wagner - Ответить

  15. Use a Phillips driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws from the headphone jack bracket. Use a Phillips driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws from the headphone jack bracket.
    • Use a Phillips driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws from the headphone jack bracket.

  16. Remove the headphone jack bracket.
    • Remove the headphone jack bracket.

  17. Use a Phillips driver to remove the single 3.1 mm screw from the headphone jack and game card board. Use a Phillips driver to remove the single 3.1 mm screw from the headphone jack and game card board.
    • Use a Phillips driver to remove the single 3.1 mm screw from the headphone jack and game card board.

  18. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack by prying its connector straight up. The connector is partially obscured by the copper heat pipe. Make sure it disconnects completely.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack by prying its connector straight up.

    • The connector is partially obscured by the copper heat pipe. Make sure it disconnects completely.

  19. Gently lift the game card reader board, starting with the headphone jack. Slide the game card reader board away from the copper heat pipe, and remove it. Slide the game card reader board away from the copper heat pipe, and remove it.
    • Gently lift the game card reader board, starting with the headphone jack.

    • Slide the game card reader board away from the copper heat pipe, and remove it.

    Heh heh heh. I stuck my headphones in the jack and lifted it out that way.

    Ally Gator - Ответить

  20. During reassembly, to seat the headphone jack connector, pull the entire game card reader board slightly toward the top edge of the Switch so that the headphone jack connector lines up with its socket. Use your spudger to press the connector down until it snaps into place. Press all along the top of the connector to make sure it seats correctly, including the area under the heat pipe.
    • During reassembly, to seat the headphone jack connector, pull the entire game card reader board slightly toward the top edge of the Switch so that the headphone jack connector lines up with its socket.

    • Use your spudger to press the connector down until it snaps into place.

    • Press all along the top of the connector to make sure it seats correctly, including the area under the heat pipe.

Заключение

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

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The SD card slot removal wasn’t in the guide, but otherwise spot on. Thanks!

Justin Lowmaster - Ответить

Good catch! It’s updated now :)

Blake Klein -

After changing the board out, I don’t have touch on the screen, put the original PCB back in the console and i have touch again, so its not that I did any damage to the flexes or ZIF connector. Any one have any ideas?

Griffin - Ответить

Hey man, did you ever figure this out? I have the exact same issue. My touchscreen is no longer working.

Uncle Jessy -

Seems there are different kinds of card slots, European, American and Japanese, Installing for example an Eurean version into an American version wil result in a not working touchscreen , i think it`s a software issue as the cardslot had same parts, if anyone finds a workaround please let us know

Eric Boer (De pspdokter) -

Nintendo does not like aftermarket replacement part. Get original second hand and will be ok

mfijak -

After changing the board i tried to insert a card game and i received the 2162-0002 error.

Could be a compatibility problem?

How to solve?

giovanni.sodaro - Ответить

Should you be applying a thermal paste when putting the heat sink back on?

andrewskm68 - Ответить

I ordered the tools in this guide directly from this page, and somehow ended up with a 1mm flathead instead of a tri-point driver. Looking at my receipt, the flathead is indeed listed, but I didn’t observe that at the time of purchase — it all makes me a bit frustrated, as I have no idea how that happened. I’m attempting to order the correct driver now, but my son is going to be disheartened that he has to wait another week before he gets his Switch back.

zarmanto - Ответить

I followed the whole guide, replaced it — and the headphone jack still only plays through one ear! Any ideas?!

Joshua Smith - Ответить

After changing game card, the screen has a mind of its own. It is just going crazy, going back and forth between games and just clicking on random things. It works fine intermittently. I have repaired the joy cons and calibrated. It is still happening. Any suggestions?

Rose - Ответить

Unfortunately my press fit connecter got damaged while trying to put it back together. Now I cant use cartrigdes. The guide should point out how to put it back together safely.

Ibramoh _ - Ответить

error code 2162-0002

an error has occurred.

please press the power button to restart the console. If you are unable to restart hold the power for 12 seconds to turn the console off.

It wont restart or power off. Any advice?

GARRETT MOLDREM - Ответить

took it apart again and found i didn’t have step 19 seated all the way. It fired up fine now, but the game card cannot be read, which was the whole point of the replacement.

GARRETT MOLDREM -

ifixit sent me a replacement card reader that worked this time, EXCEPT now no touch screen. SMH.

GARRETT MOLDREM -

I've tried this at least 8 times and it still hasn't worked any suggestions?b

Evan Miller - Ответить

I just tried everything, and I got all the problems mentioned, both the touch screen and card reader don’t work. Please help.

Andy Garcia - Ответить

Im getting the same issue i was before i changed the reader… (the game card could not be read. please remove and reinsert it.) headphone jack and screen are working fine.

Edward Lima - Ответить

Two things-

-it's one thing if the touch screen doesn't work, but if it's going crazy leave the ribbon in step 13 unplugged. That is the touch screen ribbon and unplugged will deactivate it completely.

- be careful not to strip a screw. It happened to me and it sucked to fix.

Samuel Ybarra - Ответить

My son's switch volume consistently goes up to max, need to replace the circuit board (power, volume up, volume down) and replace the speakers.

Kody Riggan - Ответить

My son's Switch has the issue where music and sound only plays out of the right headphone speaker. Tried it with several pair to verify this. I'm guessing this repair guide is the only option to fix it.

Jamee Powell - Ответить

This looks like an awesome guide. I just bought the part, but this looks very helpful. I'll come back to follow the guide and rate further when I'm done.

Kyle Boxer - Ответить

Did all The repairs at first I was getting an error code went back and re-did it it started right up but I’m still not able to play the games with the cards

Keaira Johnson - Ответить

I’m having the same touchscreen doesn’t work after replacing the game card reader problem others mention. Any fix for this yet?

Matt Campbell - Ответить

Is this what I do if the head phone jack broke off in the switch?

drennanb - Ответить

Will card slots from old revisions work with new revisions? I disassembled my HAC-001-(01) and its card slot looks different. But it is ejects cartridges immediately and i need to replace it.

Vitaliy Barabutin - Ответить

Part replaced now touch screen won’t work & it still won’t play game cards, I feel as though the new part is defective…..

Darcie Lindley - Ответить

installed the new one but still have the same card read error.

Manija Medina-Markham - Ответить

and touch screen doesn’t work even with old card reader reinstalled

Manija Medina-Markham - Ответить

This was an awesome guide. For someone who is not really good with his hands (and really nervous to cut off the kids from their oh so important video games) this was a life saver. Thanks to all who contributed and giving me a way to repair it without having to wait forever or pay someone twice as much to do so. Took about 45 min following step-by-step with shaky hands :) I held my breath while turning it back on and all I have to say is “MARIO KART IS ALIVE (again…)!”

Jason Spencer - Ответить

Hey, I have a weird problem with my big Switch, not actually sure if it’s the game slot or something on the motherboard. The game slot doesn’t work, comes up with the standard “Game can’t be read, re-insert…” message. I’ve tried it with Pokemon Let’s Go, Harry Potter, Mario Kart, Mario Odyssey and Gianna Sisters. All these work on my Switch Lite, the Pokemon game was new. The weird thing is: Gianna Sisters gets recognized immediately on the big Switch, loads up fine and I can play it. The other four games give me the error message. I’ve swapped the game slot over from another broken Switch, with no luck, but I am not sure if that game slot is working either. Before I buy another game slot off ebay, do you guys think that it’s the game slot or anything on the mainboard?

Oliver Schulze - Ответить

So, to make things weird, it’s definitely not the game card reader. I’ve got a Switch with a broken screen that works in the dock and plays all games fine and took the game card reader out of that one and installed the game card reader from the console that doesn’t want to play games except for Gianna Sisters into the broken screen one. Broken screen one still plays games fine (fixed the screen by now) and the other one still only reads Gianna Sisters.

Oliver Schulze -

The guide was very well put together, I was able to swap out the part, no problems at all. Great job. For those seeking the same resolution I was for my problem: Swapping out the part did not fix my issue. I still receive the same “CardReadError” when inserting any one of my 33 switch games (though, for whatever reason, Monster Hunter works just fine, it’s the only game I own that the switch will read")

I will continue troubleshooting… hopefully get it figured out. If I do, I’ll come back and comment more. If I don’t, this will sadly be the end of the road for Nintendo with me.

Brandon Pruitt - Ответить

Took me a couple passes to get the ribbon in and get the little clasp to lock back down, but I knocked it out and it’s up and running like new. I ran into the touchscreen going down and instantly started to panic - make sure the ribbon is all the way in and the clasp locks down and you should be good.

Nick Wagner - Ответить

So I replaced my game card reader, followed step by step. My Nintendo Switch still doesn’t read games… I don’t know what could be the issue. Does anyone know what else, other then the game card reader that could prevent my Switch from reading games.??? HELP

Felix Suazo Jr - Ответить

Any idea why the microphone isn’t working anymore after replacing the game card reader? Audio itself is working fine and also game card are read correctly.

christoph.lesch - Ответить

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