Released on March 3rd, 2017, the Nintendo Switch is a handheld that can be played on the TV or on the go.

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Consoles no longer turning on after swapping internal memory

Hello there,

i have 2 consoles here with me, one of which has a cracked LCD and another that has a parental lock on it. out of curiosity i decided to swap the internal memory chips around to see if the parental lock was bound to the memory chip or one of the other boards. before removing the memory i made sure to disconnect the battery. once everything was all set up and ready to go i tried to turn them back on again to no prevail unfortunately.

any ideas or suggestions to help me here?

thanks!

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slight update, i swapped the memory chips back, the one with the parental lock turns on again but the one with the cracked screen still does no turn on

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I'm assuming you made sure the battery was fully connected and charged?

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you would be assuming correctly :)

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Hello James, would you happen to still have one of these systems with you? I'm looking for a replacement part.

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no sorry no longer have it

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People in this reddit thread claim that, similarly to 3DS, Switch's memory modules are not swappable. Apparently memory modules are locked behind device's unique key.

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