Removed old thermal paste and added new --> stuck at Switch boot logo

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I opened up my Switch using numerous videos and removed the old thermal paste using 96% cleaning alcohol.
After that I re-applied new thermal paste and put it back together. The Switch boots up but is stuck on the Nintendo Switch logo.
Booting with or without SD card doesn't matter.

Anyone got a clue?
 

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It looks like my sysnand is corrupted some how.
Booting into ATM with fusee.bin works and loads my emunand.
 

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I think the wifi module is broken. When booted into ATM i cannot see any wireless networks at all.
 

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I think the wifi module is broken. When booted into ATM i cannot see any wireless networks at all.
You may have knocked the tiny wifi connector cable loose when you were replacing the thermal paste. I'd take back apart n check.
 

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just check this if you remove the chield .
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That's what I thought... Never soldered myself. So probably not the smartest thing to do myself. :-(
 

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All people should know that changing thermal past on a Pc is quite easy, but on modern consoles, (or laptops), can be quite “difficult “.
 

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Well the actual change of paste wasn't that hard. But with removing the metal casing around the cpu I must have hit that cap.

Soldering is probably the way to go from what I read but I'm not capable of soldering (this tiny) so I'm screwed. ;-)
Lesson learned I guess.
 

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Well the actual change of paste wasn't that hard. But with removing the metal casing around the cpu I must have hit that cap.

Soldering is probably the way to go from what I read but I'm not capable of soldering (this tiny) so I'm screwed. ;-)
Lesson learned I guess.
How did you removed the metal case ? Heating ? With what ? Or just “hard way” ?
 

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