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  1. Alfreduk

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    Hi everyone, I've been around modding case etc since the good old GameCube era, having recently adopted the Nintendo switch, I've enjoyed it a lot however, I play it in handheld mode a lot but the giant screen border was really bothering me, I mean, many phone/ tablet manufacturers are pushing the screen border ever so much, and some such as Samsung went as far as to making borderless model.

    So hare's my very latest mod guys, it was costly but worth it. I hope the likes of XCM adopts it and provides a similar mod to the masses.

    IMG_20190829_145415.jpg IMG_20190829_145947.jpg
     
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  2. Dartz150

    Dartz150 Yet another Onii-chan
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    Wow, Amazing mod!! Congratulations.

    I thought that the Switch IPS pannels where custom, so it was impossible to swap for another one on the fly, how do you did it?
    And if possible, do you think that an OLED/AMOLED display could be swapped in? That should give an amazing look to games in portable mode, and let's not talk about battery life.
     
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  3. Kirby567fan

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    I NEED ONE.
     
  4. crow132

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    i would pay for this, no doubt about it
     
  5. Amost

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    Wow, looks great!
    Any more pictures? Of the process?
    Does the switch keep the same depth?
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    Is the panel 720p or 1080p?
     
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  6. monokin1114

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    Damn I would love something like that hah
     
  7. Dionicio3

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    I'd be interested in seeing how this was performed, because this is impressive

    EDIT: Even though this may be fake, it still looks impressive
     
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  8. Only1chance

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    We need more info OP, what parts did you purchase, what steps did you take? Plz!!
     
  9. gamesquest1

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    really nice finish on it, great job
     
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    I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT, I FUCKING WANT IT NOW!
     
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    Is the screen compatible with the switch or are you using some custom adapter or is it HDMI output?
     
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  12. GalladeGuy

    GalladeGuy Cool and Epic
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    What do the internals look like?
     
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    Dude this is insane, please do some kind of tutorial or base explanation of your process.
     
  14. gamesquest1

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    hmmmmm....is this fake, some of the reflections don't seem to line up, plus there is little "bits" on the screen frame that are still present on the "replacement", i dont see how you would end up with a little hair still in the exact same place after removing the original digitiser

    most obvious flaws
    - The poster in the top right of the screen would indicate he just stretched the original screen in photoshop
    - small hair on bottom left still in the exact same place even though it goes across the frame and digitiser, this would obviously be knocked loose when removing the digitiser

    there is also a pretty clear hard line along the bottom of the screen

    anyone genuinely doing such an impressive mod would certainly be eager to share all the guts of their work not only for "proof" but simply to show off their handy work
     
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  15. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08
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    More information required. A build log if possible with steps. This looks awesome.
    I'm quite happy with the screen on the Switch as it is, but there does seem to be a lot of wasted space, and text and GUI elements in some games can get really small. A mod like this would be a total game changer if real.

    Sadly does look a bit fake according to what @gamesquest1 said, but in theory there is no reason a mod like this wouldn't be possible. There isn't anything in the screen assembly that could get in the way IIRC. The biggest hurdle might be getting a replacement touchscreen digitizer. Which you can live without, very few things actually need the touchscreen, but it's nice to have.
     
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  16. gamesquest1

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    yeah, unfortunately a mod like this would probably have to drop the digitizer completely and just replace it with plain glass or something, I'm not too sure if the switch LCD uses any sort of custom protocol or if it would be possible to manually wire up or make an adapter for a different larger LCD, else you would probably need to do the whole thing from scratch with new case and dock built into the console to use a standard portable hdmi lcd.. . which kinda ruins the whole project idea imo

    I honestly dont quite understand why people still do these fakes when they dont even bother to fix up the reflections and stuff. I dont like to be the FAKE! guy, but alas this was a low effort fake 2/10 :rofl:
     
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  17. Sora Takihawa

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    its fake..he dont even answer
     
  18. froggestspirit

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    it only took them 6 minutes to mod!
     
  19. Sora Takihawa

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    Newbie Joined Yesterday....Suspicious pic...no tutorial or proof of his work...and no answer of OP...means fake:teach:
     
  20. goncalodoom

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    Just noticed that too xDDDDD also look at the frame on the left and then look at the right frame of the screen... where is the frame? Nowhere! xD
     
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