Question I can't boot into RCM on my Switch.

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by JellyPerson, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. JellyPerson
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    I've been trying this, for, how long now? Half an hour? I had this shitty 3D printed paperclip jig, tried using that, didn't fit in my switch. Fuck me. Then I ripped out the paperclip, been trying that for awhile now. Someone help.

    YES I've been pressing down vol up + power button. Thanks for helping me.
    I've bought the Switch in May, so it can't be a patched unit.
     
  2. jakkal

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    Get a proper jig
     
  3. Quantumcat

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    I had the same problem, and it was the paperclip's fault - I bought a better jig and worked first time I tried. I would return the jig if you can and get another one. The second jig used copper wire, I don't know if that was a factor but it is something to look at getting in case it helps.
     
  4. JellyPerson
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    Can't do that at the moment. Any other tips?
     
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    Not really, you can only keep trying. But you run the risk of damaging your pins.
     
  6. JellyPerson
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    Well, yeah, I guess you're right. It's kind of frustrating really.
     
  7. Nastas95

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    Take a copper wire and short pin 10 with the fan grill at the top of your switch. That grill is grounded so it's like shorting pin 10 and 1.
     
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    huh, good idea. i'll try it in a bit
     
  9. TheZander

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    buy a different jig
     
  10. JellyPerson
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    Helpful, thanks!!!
     
  11. TheZander

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    How many people do you need to tell you that a monkey can fanagle a piece of metal in order to get in rcm?

    You've been here for months and just now making a thread asking for tips on how to a very basic action? Ask the people in the 50 discord servers you're in as well. Other than sending a specialized robot to your house how can someone do it for you?

    Remove your nand is you're so inclined, enable autorcm and then put the nand back.

    ^is that helpful enough
     
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  12. JellyPerson
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    Dude. I know how to get into RCM. Problem is, I don't have such a level of dexterity as to bend a piece of metal correctly. My hands are quite shaky. I'd probably take your advice and buy a jig anyway. Thanks.
     
  13. tbb043

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    I never could get a paperclip to work. Got a proper jig with my sx pro, and it's worked perfectly every time it's been tried.
     
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  14. JellyPerson
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    So, I guess I'll have to buy a jig

    or use aluminum foil and install autorcm :ninja:
     
  15. Resaec

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    I made the metric rebuild for the paperclip jig. Works great! I have to watch out for the alignment of the pins but it barley touches the pins as the leads are hitting the ground.
    I'm quite proud :D
     
  16. TheZander

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    For what it's worth i used a tiny screw driver like one for iPhone screws and put it in sideways and that worked for me better than a paper clip.

    Like this 20180922_210547.
     
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  17. regnad

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    I can't understand what the resistance to buying a proper jig could possibly be. They're easy to get, super cheap, and it will instantly solve your problem without damaging your Switch.
     
  18. Ashura66

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    I'd link you a video that shows how to use foil as a substitute for a jig, a method i know works since i use it myself but i know i'd get bitched at so i wont. Amazon should have cheap jigs. If not, the R4S or Atmosphere dongles come with quality jigs
     
  19. JellyPerson
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    did the tinfoil trick. gonna install autorcm so i don't actually destroy my switch.
     
  20. Ashura66

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    Well there you go then. And yes AutoRCM is your best bet if you don't have a proper jig, just make sure you understand all the...problems that can come with AutoRCM
     
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