a big problem with the switch

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

  1. TerryG

    TerryG GBAtemp Regular

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    If it's still under warranty then send it back to Nintendo. You can buy double sided tape in nearly any department store, so adhering the battery down shouldn't be that hard. Most of the stores also sell screwdrivers.
     
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  2. g00s3y

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    Lmao. Hacking voids the warranty also.

    I'm sure glue is the only thing holding it in place, in that tiny space. A small piece of double sided tape fixes that.

    Remove a bunch of screws? Well, I guess that just makes it impossible now.
     
  3. duffmmann

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    Well lets be real, by the time anyone's batteries start to go to shit, the warranty will long have expired anyway, so that point is pretty moot for most people that this will eventually apply to. Replacing your battery this way isn't ideal, but its not the nightmare you make it sound to be, I've done it for a smartphones in the past that didn't have "removable batteries" but rather batteries that aren't meant to be replaced, even still its a fairly easy change.
     
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  4. isoboy

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    I'd try to fix my Switch myself rather than sending it to Nintendo, that's for damn sure. If it was something I felt confident about. I've modded my fair share of consoles, swapped all transistors in my SNES etc. Installed plenty of modchips. I recently put in a samsung note 4 battery with bigger capacity in my Vita and it worked without issues but I decided to replace it with a new official Vita battery again because I wasn't confident enough in my own soldering. I didn't want to risk the solderpoints coming off the battery if I accidentally dropped it somehow. That can cause sparks and worst case scenario - fire. I've got no clue about the Switch internals other than the disassembly videos but if there was something I thought I could fix I'd look up youtube and forum guides first. I sometimes see people complaining about their broken Dualshock 4 triggers as an example - rightfully so - and having to send them to Sony for repairs. I had it and fixed it myself and feel sorry for those who aren't able to. I'm not an engineer but if you know what's broken there's a chance you can fix it yourself. Just bought an underwater camera for ice fishing. There was a piece of paper stuck between the lcd and outer plastic shell. Losened the four screws and tried to take it apart. Didn't work. It felt glued together. I emailed the company tech support who said that it shouldn't be glued and then I easily opened it with a razor and fixed it. I see people complaining about the Dualshock 4's joysticks wearing out and yeah..they SUCK. So I bought the kontrol freek CQC classics at the time of ps4's release and since then I've been using my controller for ps4, pc and now my switch and they're fucking amazing. I put in the piece of foam in my joycon controller but I also soldered in a long wire as an extra antenna on it. There's a video for that too.
     
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  5. SoslanVanWieren
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    well another solution is sticking a powerbank to the back of it and pluging it into the usb port
     
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  6. isoboy

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    I recieved these today and I want to leave a few comments on them. I never thought I'd go back on these after using them on all of my controllers but for the joycons they don't work too well. They're simply too big and especially the right one is just in the way of the B button. Kontrol freeks are amazing for regular controllers, not really for the joycons. Even after using a blade and cutting away the bulging sides AND the top rubber layer to make the joystick even smaller....it just didn't feel good. Save your money, stick with your joycons and buy pro controllers instead.

    For your regular dualshocks and X's - don't even hesitate.
     
  7. Thirty3Three

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    What? That's not even sort of how the Switch works. It'll still need its battery to play docked. Also, its lifeline isn't going to be 6 years. They're reaching for at LEAST 7-10 years. Seeing how the 3DS did, and that's a handheld, I can see it even lasting longer, coexisting with their next console.

    This really is not a big deal. You can also make the same argument that it's "Not completely waterproof". You're looking for the negatives.
     
  8. geodeath

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    Batteries are never under warranty for the same amount of time as the rest of the hardware. Usually they are under warranty for 6-12 months, meaning in a month's time all launch window Switches' batteries could already be out of warranty.

    Actually, i just checked the warranty document for the Switch in the UK and it says the warranty is only 12 months long for the whole hardware, which i am pretty sure is illegal according to EU law, it should be 24 months minimum.
     
  9. Eix

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    Lurking in the Void for a bit
    the vita is simple
    easier than alot of stuff
    I've already done it a few times on mine
     
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  10. Captain_N

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    non replaceable batteries are fail. like those modern laptops where the battery is internal.. A noob coworker of mine buys a $350 dollar pair of head phones and you cant replace the battery. The one thing guaranteed to fail and you cant replace it..... fail. The switch batter can be replaced at least. How about a battery that lasts 90 years. Oh wait tesla invented one that powered 1900's era electric cars.
     
  11. invaderyoyo

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    Nintendo uses super cheap screws. They strip so easily. Sony's stuff is definitely much better in that regard.
     
  12. TheCyberQuake

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    If you have the proper sized bits they don't strip. I've worked on several nintendo systems, and with a proper toolkit I've yet to strip any screws. I've taken apart my joycon multiple times and have yet to see any stripping (and I've checked).
     
  13. Xzi

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    Worst case, you replace them. Don't need to be a millionaire to buy screws.
     
  14. invaderyoyo

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    Getting new ones is no problem. It's a pain in the butt to remove the stripped ones.
     
  15. Alkéryn

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    Exept you can
    the switch teardown is peanuts really
    just some screwdrivers and that's it
    i had phone i had to use an hot air gun
    and screen removal tools to just open them
    and had to use uv glue to close them again
     
  16. linuxares

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    Albategnius, Moon
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  18. invaderyoyo

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  19. linuxares

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    Then you haven't used a big enough rubber!
     
  20. Foxchild

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    But what about replacing the batteries in the joycons...
     
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