1. The Real Jdbye

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    Did any of them leave the heat shield off though?
    It might look better with a clear shell, but it's ill advised to leave the heat shield off. It's there for a reason. Hot spots could lead to the plastic warping or cracking.
     
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    I was talking about the USB port not the heat shield.
     
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    You're missing the point. The guy was asking if it would still not fit with the heat shield off.
     
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    Gotcha,thanks for the info. My goal is to make the install as easy as possible. I'm thinking about buying two new transparent backcovers a cutting a hole big enough just for the USB port through (just to experiment).

    If doing so, which solder points could I skip? Is it the USB disconnect, data +, or data -?

    Xboxexpert reports that he has left his heatshield off on all his switch consoles with no I'll effects. He's actually the reason I bring this up in my question from earlier

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    Off course it would fit with the heat shield off but not adviced, you misread the whole conversation, I never mention about the heat shield, I only said the USB port of the trinket m0 should be removed.

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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/interna...ybitsy-m0-express-guide-files-support.508068/

    Follow this for soldering guide, don't cut the case you don't really need to flash the chip after the first, I haven't bother to update mine. Im post pictures of mine.

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    I think he meant when I asked you earlier if the Trinket w/ usb port intact would fit if I removed the heatshield. You responded saying that it wouldn't


    Thanks, I'm currently following that thread now.
    I'll be getting my trinket and new rear housing cover in the next two weeks from Amazon
    I just need to find someplace that sells the appropriate wires for the installation

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    Well you can put the chip outside on top of the heat shield, or cut the heat shield. Just that the heat shield can't be on top the chip covering it.
     
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    I'm taking the shield off for more aesthetics reasons, but even more so now knowing that the USB port will fit inside the console

    The switchme looks great! I like the design compared to the Trinket M0 and the RCM-X86. It's double the price of the other two though
    ($12 trinket or $15 RCM-X86 vs $20+$9 shipping)
    so I might have to skip it, unfortunately

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    Switchme is hard to source like what metaljay said, I did bought one unit off him that he fitted a switchme rebug on the unit. As most modders out there used trinket m0 it is more common and cheaper, really depends on how your soldering skills is, if you aren't good it is best to spend some extra money and have someone else fit it for you.
     
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    This would definitely be my first time soldering any electronics (which is why I am so admittedly trying to avoid desoldering the USB port and led haha!) but I'm not afraid of at least trying to solder the other points

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    I would suggest hiring a modder to fit it for you, like @ModderFokker619 I have one fitted by him, excellent wiring and fast return.
     
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    If you ruin the Trinket trying to desolder the USB port and LED, it's only $9 wasted. If you ruin the Switch mainboard, it's like $200-300 wasted.
    I would be more worried about ruining the Switch mainboard. You can consider removing the USB port and LED from the Trinket as practice for soldering onto the Switch mainboard. But I would suggest getting a lot of practice on other things first before attempting any mods. I have seen people nearly burn a hole straight through the board when attempting console modding or repair without previous experience. Destroying every component in close vicinity, possibly even destroying some traces and pads. It's near impossible to repair at that point. Makes me sad to see that sort of thing.
     
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    I know someone who left the usb port on his trinket chip. it is weird setup. he soldered the phone charger in and soldered the wires to the d+ and d- ends of the charger wires.
     
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    In all honesty I would try soldering something else first.

    The switch isn't a good console as a first attempt.
     
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    here is his trinket setup.
    he left usb port on. he have to get his heat shield out.

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    I am leaving all of leds on. I want my back to be lighted! :)
     

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    Thanks for this! This is exactly what I was looking for

    Edit:
    I can't really tell by the image, but where does he have his data + and data - connected? Is that a male usb port connected to the Trinket's female port?


    Edit 2:

    Nevermind, I seen read your last post over again. That's a pretty neat set up haha! I might have to use that idea using the USB male adapter from a cellphone charger
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