1. delete12345

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    Here's the thread:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSw...d_my_third_party_dockbricked_nintendo_switch/

    Basically, if a 3rd party dock was used, and then Switch no longer charges, check and make sure your battery is intact, and that swapping out the battery with a new Switch battery still works.

    If in both cases, the batteries are operating normally, then it may be due to the Power IC M92T36 chip no longer holding a connection. This has been verified by a repair company who repairs IC chips and motherboards.

    Just replace it, and you should be able to recover a bricked Switch due to power issues.
     
  2. gamesquest1

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    did someone say something about tiny soldering :creep:
     
  3. delete12345

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    Definitely not me. Just spreading the information.
     
  4. The Real Jdbye

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    Apparently a hard reset could also help.
     
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    How do you do a hard reset?
     
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    I think you just hold the power button for 20 seconds or so, and try turning it on again. Might have to do it with the charger connected if it's gotten to the point where it's completely discharged and won't accept charge.
     
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    Is there any documentsd proof this works?
     
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    That repair is so cheap that you can probably buy a fully working used Switch for the same price LOL and you get double of all the single pieces of hardware, like in case you break a LCD, you will have a replacement for each part, way better than paying 100£+shipping :(
    The ones that are completely screwed don't ever turn ON no matter what combinations of buttons you try. Some actually turn on and shut down right away or a few seconds later all the time...

    But then there is the other problem of switches with bootloop problem which to me seems more like something bad in the nand chip :unsure:(maybe data corrupted or some part of the memory got bad\dead sectors).
     
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    Mine boots just fine, but it wont detect anything connected to the usbc port. Not a charger nor the dock
     
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    Then its not completely bricked, but if it doesnt detect the charger does it still charge? or do you charge the battery externally?
     
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    It doens´t charge.
    My original battery was depleted, and I bought a second one because i thought that could be the problem.
    The new one is at 50% charge. But if i let it run out of juice i wont be able to power on the console again.
     
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    Apparently holding the power button for 20 seconds with the charger plugged in may fix that.
    Someone in the scene suggested it a while back as a fix for those Switches that were softlocked and wouldn't accept a charge, it wasn't in the context of 3rd party docks but the issue might be the same. Some people have said it works as a fix with their 3rd party docks, but I don't know if that would work in every case or if the people with supposedly bricked Switches have already tried that fix. But it's certainly worth a shot.
     
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    I think that is for the over-discharged battery problem because Switch even using Turn OFF option in the menu just seem to eat battery like nuts... The battery drain happened to me when I charged it to 100% with all joy-cons at 100%, I turned it off and the next day it already had 97% which is beyond strange...

    While I have a 2nd Xperia Z2 and I left it at 100% for months and I turned it ON and still reports 100% (which off course I know its fake as with time it lost a bit of battery and after using the voltage will just drop at a faster rate, but hell it still shows 100% which is better than showing 97% for just a few hours OFF).

    Thats why its better just keeping the Switch charged and not letting it with very low charge for storage as the sucker will still eat battery and then it might never wake up.

    It also happened to me but on my Nvidia Shield tablet more than once. The worst time took me almost 2 days so that the tablet could finally come back to life... It had no charging light and was just dead black screen, this happens on a lot of android devices when the battery get over-discharged.

    ps: Most are probably fixable, but some have no luck other than buying a new battery and only after the Switch works.
     
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    If someone whom has a bricked switch wants to send it to me and I will change out the IC to see if that fixes it...

    If this works then I will start taking orders for repairs.
     
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