After heavy use or excessive force, the Nintendo Switch’s casing may become worn or cracked. This may expose the Joy-Cons’ electronics and put them at risk for further damage. However, Joy-Cons may remain functional without a new shell. We suggest replacing the shell before you have to buy a new pair of Joy-Cons. If you wish to fix a worn Switch casing, use this guide to replace the right Joy-Con shell.
Though replacing a Joy-Con shell involves only unscrewing and moving electronic parts, some steps require precision to re-attach small parts.
Because the Joy-Cons are separate from the main system, you do not have to turn off your Switch before replacing the Joy-Con shells.