Should i destroy my nintendo switch ?

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  1. Buurmanzz92
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    As of lately I've been having a lot of problems with my nintendo switch. Left joy con is drifting all the time, my usb-c won't output hdmi anymore and now sometimes my sd card reader is giving problems. I'm thinking of putting the hammer on it.
     
  2. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    Or you know... you could send it to a guy to repair it?
     
  3. yusuo

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    I think the more important is do you think you're privaledged enough to destroy your switch.

    Boggles my mind that some people would do anything to have a switch and some others want to destroy a $300 machine for fun
     
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    I know no such guy we're i live and my warranty is probably void because of the cfw usage.
     
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    even if you cant find someone to fix it up for a price your happy with, just sell it on Ebay, you should still get a decent price, for someone capable to fix all the problems you mention it's only like £5 in parts (although people looking to charge for the repair service, going rate would probably be about £50)
     
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    you can easily sell it for around 200 and buy new switch for a 100 more.
     
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    Whoa! lets not get too hasty here. I, for one, would love to see some idiot destroy something that their parents bought for them. It would be nice to see it happen to some other parents for once.
     
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    give your switch to me,
     
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    Who tf** would pay 200 dollars for a half broken and banned nintendo switch
     
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  11. linuxares

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    Dude talk with the two I posted. They live in the UK so shipping isn't an big problem.
     
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    Left joy con price €55
    Usb-c port repair at local shop €100
    Micro sd reader €50 at repair shop
    That's €205.. I can better buy a new one i think.. I have this console for 1year normal use .. this is just dissapointing
     
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    plenty of people. Especially since its a hackable switch, and it sounds like an easy fix. Id hand you 200 right now for it if you where here.
     
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    Just restore your clean NAND backup (you did make one, right?) before sending it in.
    You might even get more than that. The JoyCons and dock/charger on their own are half the cost of the Switch.
    Broken Switches (console only) tend to go for about $150 on eBay. And yours isn't broken, it still works in handheld mode.

    I would probably sell the console, sell the dock/charger on its own, buy a new console, and keep the JoyCons. But if you don't want 2 sets of JoyCons you can sell those with the console, or on their own (but since both console and JoyCons are faulty it makes sense to sell them together I guess), still selling the dock/charger on its own for maximum profit. A lot of people want an extra dock/charger and Nintendo charges too much for them so they are in high demand.
    The drifting is easy to fix, new sticks are $2.49 and no soldering is required to replace them. Or you can spray contact cleaner into the stick and move it around a bit which should help loosen up any dust or whatever that's causing the drift, but that may not last as long.
     
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  15. linuxares

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    There are ways to make it a clean anyway apparently.
     
  16. The Real Jdbye

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    They make it a bit too clean, logs and such are wiped, which will look suspicious.
    But, maybe they won't check.
     
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  17. mattytrog

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    I will buy for parts or repair if you wish.
     
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    If something's giving you problems in life you should always destroy it. So I say destroy it.
     
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    You have to differenciate a bit here. Sure you voided the waranty of the Software but not the waranty of the Hardware itself if you didnt open it. Nintendo would have to prove that your change to the Software directly caused the failure of the Hardware which is very hard of them. In my opinion
     
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