1. yakuku

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    My switch is charged by a third party USB cable and I realised today it's not turning on. I'm using SX OS and I've seen guides to use the payload on my computer but it said "NO RCM". Tried Holding the power button for 12 seconds, holding the Vol+ and On button and it seemed to not work as well. Must I continue charging or is it perma dead?
     
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    try to charge it for a while. charging with rcm enables takes quite a while.
    if it still doesnt work after 6 hours i would say you fried your switch.

    Why did you use a third party cable?
     
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    I've been using a third party cable for months and I have no problems with it that's why i continued doing so. Ill do that. I havent charged my switch with a first party yet I went straight away to Tegra and it said "NO RCM". Will report back in a couple of hours. Anyone with the same experience please keep sharing suggestions as well
     
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    Charge for 24 hours

    Try again

    I know its a problem that has happened to many people but I don't think its ever irreversible

    Worst case scenario you will have to open your switch and mess with the battery

    If you google "Switch AutoRCM battery dead" you will find thousands of posts of videos explaining how to fix

    This thread from GBA Temp goes into a lot of detail also https://gbatemp.net/threads/important-psa-autorcm-battery-warning.505192/
     
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    Yup I've been looking at threads right now and I'm currently charging it.Thanks! There's no indication of my switch is charging or not, just blank. Also my SX Dongle has no LED when I plugged into my Switch. It's weird since this is only day 3 and usually i leave it on sleep mode for 5 days and it still has juice.

    One question though, must I charge my switch 24 hours fully? Can I check my switch in an hour or two?
     
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    the problem is that switch like any device requires a minimum charge to power on and that a switch rcm mode charges really really really slowly so it takes very long to reach that thresshold.
     
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    I understand. I'm just being impatient since the battery died too quickly and I wanna see any life on this thing asap. The only thing I'm getting is a small warmth back of my Switch.
     
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    you can try to power it on from rcm while its plugged in the or your phone and push the payload from there. It could work but no guarantee it will
     
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    It gets enough charge in about 20 min..

    What I do is push a payload like Hekate where you can see the power percentage, then plug in the AC charger directly before it turns off again then either wait til it gets pushto a few percent or push the payload straight away. It'll sit on the black screen where the battery icon is on the top left and after 20 min it'll continue booting up like normal.

    You never need 24 hours or even an hour, if you do your battery is fucked.
     
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    I tried using a USB connected to my PC for Tegra and it seemed to have NO RCM inserted. I can't inject it
     
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    Sorry for making another post but even on Discord, they aren't sure what's going on. I'm gonna leave the Switch charging overnight. If it doesn't work, I'm bringing it to a game store.
     
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    Even if the battery is flat you can still enter RCM, tryva different USB C cord or a different PC
     
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    ill admit i didnt read the post, but just sharing my method to boot a dead battery switch with autorcm:

    i use my usb c phone in OTG mode (usb c to usb c) cable. to send hekate payload to the switch, and leave it plugged in. this way, the phone is providing a charge to the switch while allowing it to send a payload. i leave it in hekate for a bit (so this will drain some phone battery pretty quickly but charge the switch enough to stay on to allow the next step). then i quickly swap the usb cable out and plug in the switch charger (try to swap the cables in under a second..basically as fast as u can). then charge it in hekate. this will allow it to charge at full speed. when it gets high enough, u can then boot normally and charge normally. or just full charge it in hekate.

    this is the method that works for me, i understand there could be scenarios it might not work, or maybe something else is the problem.
     
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    Left it charging overnight, Holded down the power button, let go and did it again (even did different combinations like the Vol+) Tried a different cable, a different computer and it still seemed it can’t detect my Switch.

    Haven’t tried USB C yet, but i suspected it’s not that the battery that was drained since I only left it on sleep mode for a day. Gave it to my local shop for repair hopefully it’s not fried.
     
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    Did you tell the repair shop about using AutoRCM?

    I feel like they wont be able to help unless they know about Switch hacking and are ok with doing that type of work

    So I hope you gave them a heads up before hand
     
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    No, I can’t get into the details with them but if they can’t repair it I’ll just get a new set and they’ll just give me the old one back. It’s just them tinkering with it since i suck at those kinds of stuff
     
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    I assume you did press the power button a few times before you tried charging it up? while it went flat in rcm.
     
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    I ve had a complete battery drain it take at least an 1hr to power it to hekate and you need to wait until its over 10% battery or else it won't boot completely into hos.

    and you should hold power button for 15secs if you think its in rcm or else the charging will take even longer
     
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    Everything was already done. Charged for hours, left it without charging, hold the power button for 15-30 seconds, Vol+ button (with almost all known combinations with the powered button) doesn't even detect that it's in my PC with the "NO RCM". Rinse and repeated it too. Switch "dying" on day 2 on stanby without any games running is weird since I've always done that before. Once my local game shop knows whats wrong or doesn't, I'll give you guys the update..
     
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