Help With Capacitor Replacement For Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Xecuter04, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. Xecuter04
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    I have got a nintendo switch that got a bad capacitor from what i assume is a 3rd party dock and i am not sure what rate capacitor i should buy to replace it, any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Ace_

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    You sure it's actually the cap and not the chip? the top one is 2.2uf 0402 10v mlcc according to that helpful picture that's floating around, the other two aren't marked.
     
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    Well i tested both of them using a Smart SMD tester using the continuity setting and out of the three two beeped and according to what i found on the internet when it beeps its bad, i haven't yet replaced the actual chip, though i am considering to do so but if it turns out it isn't the capacitors i might just replace it. (side note: i am kinda new to this, so please do have patients with me, thank you.)
     
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    If im reading it right, beeping should be good in this case(assuming you are testing the ends of the capacitors. A beep during a continuity test means that there is a current being passed through from point A to point B. A dead capacitor is one that cannot pass current. Beep doesn't necessarily mean its bad (a beep between Voltage and Ground is bad, a beep between two points that is supposed to conduct electricity is good)
     
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    He is beep testing each side on ground and both sides are shorted to ground I am guessing? It'll be the chip that's bad.
     
  6. Xecuter04
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    Okay so my understanding is that if it beeps when i put both ends of the multimeter on the other ends of the capacitor it is good, right? So then i now need to know what type of capacitors the one above the two to the right i marked in the photo.
     
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