a big problem with the switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by SoslanVanWieren, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. SoslanVanWieren
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    SoslanVanWieren GBAtemp Maniac

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    you can't replace the battery like the 3ds so when it goes bad and won't charge anymore you have to send it all the way to nintedo or get a new console.
     
  2. Shadow#1

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    No I bet there is already 3rd party batteries on the market
     
  3. TheCyberQuake

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    I guess you haven't bought a phone the past several years. This is the way all consumer electronics are starting to be made now.
     
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    Also the switch battery is fairly easy to replace. Just some screws to remove to get to it. Easier than most modern phones so it's not that bad.
     
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    I hope is not wired in like the shield tablet, I don't know how to do that, I need a technician to replace that battery :wtf:
     
  6. SoslanVanWieren
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    Thats because people replace there phones more often the switch is going to last longer then a phone will
     
  7. TheCyberQuake

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    Iirc ps vita is the same story. So no this isn't a switch problem, it's a modern consumer electronics problem
     
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    but it means your console is more of a time bomb ans you will only be able to play docked when the switch gets un supported in 6 years
     
  9. TheCyberQuake

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    Once you remove 6 screws the switch back just lifts off. A few more and the metal shield comes off too. Then it's just a bit of glue holding it in with a connector that unplugs from the mobo
     
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    No, the battery is still fairly easy to replace. Not as easy as 3ds, but the only real difference is additional screws. Other than than almost anyone could watch a tutorial and figure it out.
     
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    probley won't ever go bad though my old dslite still charges
     
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    I bet there will be soon new Switch batteries. Like Wii U did.
    also, batteries doesn't die too fast, my gba sp still charges, and has the same battery when I brought it a long time ago, and still works great.
     
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    And also you have to take into account battery technology has improved a bit since then.
     
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    Yup. Is not the same as like 10 years ago lol.
    Someone remembers when you need AA or AAA batteries to play your GameBoy? well, it's not the same like today. I think there are cheap Switch batteries from now I guess. If not, I'd try to revive the dead switch battery, I know is risky, but meh, :P
     
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    Wait, I hope these aren't the batteries that inflate like popcorn bags in the microwave. I always get worried of it exploding. :ninja:
     
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    I remember buying four AA for the Gameboy, and two AAA for the light attached to it. I also remember owning a car ac adapter for the color
     
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    All rechargeable batteries are that way if they are damaged or defective.
     
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    like the samsung galaxy note 7 did lol?
     
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    Another pointless thread. As if there aren't already teardown videos showing the battery is removable.
     
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    Not very user friendly but if I ever wanted to change my battery I'd open up my console and take it apart. We'll have a new revision soon enough anyways.
     
  21. SoslanVanWieren
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    Voids warranty and the battery glued down so once you remove it the new one might not stay in place. Theres also a bunch of screws you need to remove