Thinking about buying a fan

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by fst312, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. fst312
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    After playing on my switch today I noticed it overheated, so I did some research and one of the things I could do is buy a fan for my switch. Even though it overheated in about 30 minuets to an hour.I didn’t get that message where the switch supposedly says it’s going to sleep mode. I’m wondering if buying a fan really matters though because as hot as the switch was, will buying a fan to prevent myself seeing that message really matter, even if the switch will feel like it’s at a cool warm temperature wouldn’t it still be overheating even if I can’t feel it.
     
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  3. fatsquirrel

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    What exactly does this cool?
    Docking station which is a piece of plastic and usb c port?
     
  4. linuxares

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    how warm does it yet? It shouldn't overheat at all, then something is wrong with the unit.
     
  5. isoboy

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    Be smart. Buy a third party dock HOUSING and put the original dock chip inside that. Trust me.
     
  6. fatsquirrel

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    It's like putting a bandage on a fractured bone.
    You need to either take it in for service or open it yourself and find the problem.
     
  7. 877

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    Sometimes electronics get alarmingly hot but it's "normal", no need to open it up and void the warranty. Are you getting error message/crashes?
    Mine also gets hot when in the dock, I don't see why a fan solution would hurt, or move the switch to a cooler place.
     
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  9. eyeliner

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    Get a USB fan, and point it at the dock. Problem solved.
     
  10. werneck14

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    I think leaving the back of the dock open (where you connect the cables) helps avoiding overheating. One day i was playing Super Mario Odyssey and the switch was getting too hot. Now i leave the back of the dock open and rarely see my switch overheating. I saw someone giving this tip and though it was stupid, but looking at the back of the dock open you can see one of the exits for air on the back of the switch. I think is worth testing.
     
  11. Hayato213

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    Using it doesn't draw heat away from it, it just pushing cold air into it so that doesn't help.

     
  12. The Real Jdbye

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    No need for that, there is one that fits into the stock dock and looks seamless.
    Plus, I am 90% sure that doesn't have a fan. Those vents are for providing some ventilation for the dock board, which doesn't help.
    Get this instead, looks much nicer: https://m.ebay.com/itm/Cooling-Fan-...669857&hash=item25fa106014:g:QRkAAOSwCRRbK5f-
    How do you know it overheated? What happened?
     
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  13. Unleanone999

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    Don't put your faith on cooling fans since most of them aren't really effective or pretty useless.
     
  14. Username4321

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    I just submerge my Switch in a tub of water for superior liquid cooling.
     
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