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Repair and disassembly guides for the Nintendo Switch OLED Model, announced and released in 2021.

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Problem with oled screen

So recently i decided to swap out the back and bottom shell on my oled switch and thought i did everything correctly only to discover that it would not turn on, or so was my original thoughts. I remembered i had some issues with one of the ribbon cables, which later i discovered to be the oled screen one. So when i reopened the console, i made absolutely sure that all ribbon cables and cables in general were properly connected.

I still could not see the screen turn on to know the console was booting up until i decided to try to turn volume up and was able to hear noises from moving the joy cons around and verified that i got output when in docked mode.

so it seems the screen is not wanting to work, but i could not notice anything wrong with the ribbon cable. Is there anything i could do to try to figure out why the screen wont function or do i have to just bite the bullet and replace the oled screen?

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i took it apart again and discovered something in the oled connector port, likely the scratched off piece of copper i discovered on the ribbon cable, blew it out with compressed air and put it back together and now the screen is working properly again.

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Nice find, Thomas! Glad to hear you got your Switch working again, and appreciate you coming back to let us know what you found. You never know but that it may help someone else down the road.


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