My Switch Overheats Like SHIT

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  1. Indigo Marz
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    Indigo Marz Indigo Marz - No HooX

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    Airplane mode besides Controller Bluetooth
    Just playing games nothing extra
     
  2. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    need more details than that how long until it overheats are the vents clean?
     
  3. Xzi

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    Maybe your fan died? Never had an issue with overheating.
     
  4. xstre pwnsx

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    Looks like you have a PROBLEM, I think cleaning the vents out is the only thing you can do.
     
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    Indigo Marz Indigo Marz - No HooX

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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
     
  6. CrisFTW

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    You're posting in the wrong discussion section. Can we get a moderator here?
     
  7. Classicgamer

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    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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  9. Biff627

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    Then your fan is probably going bad. Send it to nintendo ;/ Atleast your fan isnt running at 200% constantly.... I had that issue and had to send mine in...
     
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  11. 98otiss

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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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  12. sarkwalvein

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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.
     
  13. The Real Jdbye

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    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.
    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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  14. 98otiss

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    same here
     
  15. Mr. Wizard

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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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  17. sarkwalvein

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    -snip-
    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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  19. Justanotherharpy

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    Sometimes your switch does get hot in handheld mode if the game is graphically intensive enough (i.e Breath of the wild, splatoon and fortnite)
     
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  20. Nemix77

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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?
     
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    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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  22. linuxares

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    Seriously, behave. If you think your Switch is to overheated, go back to the store and let Nintendo repair it.
     
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  23. Xenosaiga

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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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  24. Indigo Marz
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    Indigo Marz Indigo Marz - No HooX

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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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