Switch Bricked Because I Removed the SD Card Reader While It Was On

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  1. ecchilada
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    I was messing around with my switch's hardware like an idiot while it was on and i accidentally removed the SD card reader while the switch was on. The switch thought i just removed the SD card only but i actually removed the whole reader thingy and it told me to restart but when i restarted the switch I couldn't get passed the boot logo. I can't access recovery mode but i still can access RCM mode. Is there anyway that I could fix this issue?
     
  2. JellyPerson

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    Maybe you could try these

    1. Flashing your NAND back
    2. Putting the reader back
    3. Flashing the NAND and putting the reader back
     
  3. ecchilada
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    is there a tutorial on how to flash my NAND because I'm still learning to do modding stuff
     
  4. Andalitez

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    Did you make a nand backup before you started with SX OS?

    If you didn't,you going to have a difficult road ahead of you
     
  5. ecchilada
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    i didn't make a nand backup
     
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  7. Andalitez

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    Well,as much as everyone that reads this cringes at the thought,I'll try to help you as best I can. Looks like something got corrupted, but you might be able to recover.

    Do you know which firmware version your switch is on?
    Do you have a windows PC?

    Lastly,the guide I'm going to point you to is a very long process,it can be scary but it might be the only way you can recover for now.

    Lastly,you going to lose your saved data in the process unfortunately
     
  8. ecchilada
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    Can’t you just put it back in ?
     
  10. ecchilada
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    I already put it back in
     
  11. Andalitez

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    I misread the part about removing the reader.
    Can you elaborate on that?
    Maybe take a picture? Sorry Im not sure what you mean by that
     
  12. ecchilada
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    My switch firmware version is 5.1.0 and I have a windows pc

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    I took the part out by accident but I immediately put it back in
     
  13. Andalitez

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    Can you try loading CTCaer's Hekate?

    To see if the reader works

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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/rcm-payload-hekate-ctcaer-mod.502604/
     
  14. ecchilada
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    I can load CTCaer's Hekate
     
  15. Andalitez

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    Do a backup to SD card,you want to dump BOOT0/ BOOT1

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    To see if writing works.
    Leave raw nand for now

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    Check PM
     
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  16. ecchilada
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    Alright I'm making a backup to my SD card right now
     
  17. Andalitez

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    That's some good news.

    Will try to recover with Rajkosto's upgrade without burning fuses guide
     
  18. w1nn1ng

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    nvm See you're already on the right path. I thought you couldnt get it to load at all.
     
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  19. Andalitez

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    We couldn't get this to work.
    Seems something else corrupted that we are unable to fix
     
  20. rajkosto

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    the sdcard reader pcb connector is near some power regulator inductors...
     
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