Hardware My Switch Overheats Like SHIT

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After about 45 mins to a hour
Vents are very clean
Fan cuts on when it wants but not when its needed, game is already hot by then

Perhaps your idea of overheating is everyone else’s idea of normal?

So you have soft, sensitive skin susceptible to warm surfaces?

If the system is “normal warm” and functions normally don’t worry about it?
 
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Also, isn't switch overheating half of the time anyways? i play botw even on normal ofw and the console would get very hot
 
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Also, isn't switch overheating half of the time anyways? i play botw even on normal ofw and the console would get very hot
Well, it depends what you may consider hot.
Mine also gets hot, to the point where it can be a bit annoying but it doesn't hurt.
It gets nowhere as hot as my PC GPU, in which case just touching the heatsink for a couple of seconds may result in a blister.
 
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After about 45 mins to a hour
Vents are very clean
Fan cuts on when it wants but not when its needed, game is already hot by then
You would have to open the console to see if the vents are clean. Keep in mind that's the exhaust, so dust enters through the air vents in the back and come out the top, therefore dust would accumulate on the bottom of the heatsink where the air comes in.
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Also, isn't switch overheating half of the time anyways? i play botw even on normal ofw and the console would get very hot
If the console still functions normally, it's not overheating.
But the console does indeed get hot in docked mode. In handheld mode I haven't noticed much heat from it. You can get a fan that slots into your dock and looks completely stock, it's sold on eBay.
 
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Well, it depends what you may consider hot.
Mine also gets hot, to the point where it can be a bit annoying but it doesn't hurt.
It gets nowhere as hot as my PC GPU, in which case just touching the heatsink for a couple of seconds may result in a blister.
same here
 

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If the fan is working intermittently the it's probably a lose connector or damaged sensor. Have you tried taking the heat pipe off and seeing if there is a good amount of conductive grease on there? There are several layers of material transferring heat in there. Sound like you might need a repair.
 

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That post is neither a troll nor sarcastic.
Good luck interacting with people and getting help with the paranoid incompetence you show. You have mental problems, too much pride and you shamefully don't stop a second to analyse and recognise that you err.
You don't give enough information and being aggressive with people that try to understand your problem will only make people avoid you and your idiocy.
 
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I'm itching to re-paste my Switch with some Grizzly Kryonaut, how hard is it to open up the Switch to access the heatsink?
Not hard at all. There's several YT vids that explain how to do it. A couple things to keep in mind tho. You only have to unscrew the middle screw on the joy-con rails, and remember to be careful with the screws because they're super easy to strip
 
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@Indigo Marz few questions:
1. Does it overheat on different games or just on one in particular?
2. Is the location you are playing in already kinda warm?
3. Do you have proper ventilation around the system?
4. Does it still overheat while playing on stock firmware without CFW running?
 
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@Indigo Marz few questions:
1. Does it overheat on different games or just on one in particular?

Mario + Rabbids, in handheld mode


2. Is the location you are playing in already kinda warm?
AC on full blast

3. Do you have proper ventilation around the system?

Yes i have it in the "leather" folding case that can sit up like a stand

4. Does it still overheat while playing on stock firmware without CFW running?

I haven't encountered this until i started playing nsp files on cfw, even when i used to play zelda like hell it never cut off on my from overheating. The shit got hot but not to this extreme


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I have no problem chilling out but dont ask me some dumb shit like is my skin sensitive, that's deadass trolling but i supposed to believe it not? Nah




Ok nice false read bro
 
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