Bought replacement Switch rails, but the ribbon cables came in the mail bent...

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  1. silentflames
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    Would they still be fine to use if I straightened them out? Or is this a no go (and should I complain to the seller)...

    Would appreciate opinions!
     
  2. Akira

    Akira I'm not a SHRIMP!!!!

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    I think it’s fine. If you tried tinkering with electronics that has ribbon cables, you will se that it’s actually made to be fold or something. Just like the ribbon cables in the joycons etc.

    would like to see the result once you replaced your rail to be honest. I did replace my left joy con rail and im having an issue.
     
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  3. Dave_Chad

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    What is the purpose of buying new rails?
     
  4. Akira

    Akira I'm not a SHRIMP!!!!

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    Did you successfully replace your rails?
     
  5. silentflames
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    You posted just as I was replying hahah :D Guess I was just overworried about them being bent.

    My right rail appears to be working which is the most important part (no RCM installed just yet...), but I'll keep you updated on the other! What's wrong with yours?

    1. I accidentally snapped the ribbon cables of both my rails by being really rough rip
    2. You can't get into RCM without the right rail to put the jig in (unless you use a trinket?)
    3. It could be a thing to try replacing if joycons aren't really being sensed by your Switch if attached?
     
  6. MasterJ360

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    I feel ya pain same thing happen to me when I was trying to replace the switch shell casing for the 1st time forcing out a stripped screw. The screw came out.... but the rail cable also broke off.
     
  7. silentflames
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    Well, good news:
    It goes into RCM mode just fine

    Bad news:
    I must've not connected something properly. Now the screen doesn't display anything despite actually functioning (I can hear the normal noises LMAO)
    Anyone know which specific part this issue is related to?
     
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  8. Zonark

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    There is a ribbon cable that connects the screen it’s probably disconnected
     
  9. silentflames
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    Would you know how to get to that ribbon?
     
  10. Zonark

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    New screen if you damaged it unfortunately that is a very sensitive cable so I would just check and see if it’s disconnected
     
  11. silentflames
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    If I randomly somehow managed to unknowingly damage my screen ribbon, I don't think I'll tinker any further.

    Rails were a success, but I'll send it for repair from here lol.

    A costly weird 'mistake' :/
     
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