Repairing defect console / RCM Works / No SD Card

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by cherup, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. cherup
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    cherup Member

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    I have a defect switch console which does not boot any more - maybe someone have some knowledge what might be the defect.

    -- when powering on the Nintendo Logo appears - after that black screen
    -- Maintenance Mode does not work
    -- RCM mode works (Biskeydump / Hetake works)

    in Hetake no SD card is recognized (fat32 2 different cards)

    -> Assuming SD Card reader has a defect, but in that case I'd assume that normal boot should work.
    ANy experiences with that ?
     
  2. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

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    If sd card slot is the problem, you can easily replace it by purchasing a replacement and installing. No soldering, it just uses a ribbon connection.

    Maybe load up hekate, do a nand backup, and run the nand through hacdisktool to see if all things are accounted for.
     
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  3. cherup
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    cherup Member

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    but backup without SD card is quite hard :)
    Will check for the replacement - hope it will work after that...

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  4. olku

    olku Advanced Member

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    Faulty sd card reader may prevent switch from booting, try taking card reader module out and it should boot.
     
    Last edited by olku, Aug 15, 2018
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