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A more affordable, purely handheld version of the Nintendo Switch game console, with integrated Joy-Con controllers and a slightly smaller screen. Released September 20, 2019.

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Switch Lite screen still not working after a replacement

I have a Switch Lite with a dead screen. It powers on and you can hear sound effects when pressing the D-pad, so it appears to be only the screen that’s broken (no sign of life on screen). Digitizer works fine (i can run my finger along the screen and it makes scrolling noises).

Tried dismantling it and reseating the screen zif, but still no luck.

Bought replacement screen and did a clean swap following the iFixit guide, but issue persists (everything is still working except for dead screen, so i don’t think i screwed anything up)

Does anyone know if i have to buy a specific type of replacement screen, or is there anything else i could try?

Thanks in advance,

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Did you make sure the backlight ribbon is connected as it is a separate ribbon from the lcd.

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Thanks. Is that the smaller ribbon that goes under the socket for the power/volume button socket (the ifixit guide labels it as the volume cable(step 41))?

If so, then yes, I've cleaned and refitted that one as well.


Could be damaged lcd connector on the main board aswell


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