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Introduction

Follow this guide to replace a cracked or damaged digitizer on the Nintendo Switch Lite. This repair does not require removing the joysticks or buttons, but it makes the repair much easier.

The Switch Lite uses JIS screws, but you can use a Phillips screwdriver in a pinch. Be very careful not to strip the screws. iFixit's Phillips bits are designed to be cross-compatible with JIS-style screws.

Note: This procedure requires removing the shield plate and heat sink. The thermal paste will need to be cleaned off of both components—as well as the CPU—and reapplied before reinstalling the shield plate and heat sink.

Note: If the screen stopped working, you may just need to replace the screen, rather than the digitizer.

    • Before beginning this repair, make sure that the device is completely turned off.

    • Use a Y00 screwdriver to remove the four 6.3 mm-long screws securing the back panel.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

  1. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the top and bottom back panel screws: step 2, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the top and bottom back panel screws: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the following screws securing the back panel:

    • Two 3.6 mm-long screws on the top of the device

    • Two 3.6 mm-long screws on the bottom of the device

    • To prevent these tight screws from stripping, apply firm downward force, work slowly and try a different screwdriver if the screws won't come out.

  2. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Release the clips securing the back panel: step 3, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Release the clips securing the back panel: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening tool into the left speaker grille on the bottom of the device.

    • Twist the opening tool to release the clips securing the back panel.

    • Avoid inserting the opening tool further than required to prevent damage to the speaker module.

  3. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Continue releasing the clips around the device: step 4, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Continue releasing the clips around the device: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the opening tool around the bottom-left corner to release the clips on the left side of the device.

  4. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Twist to release the clips: step 5, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Twist to release the clips: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening tool into the right speaker grille on the bottom of the device.

    • Twist the opening tool to release the clips.

    • Avoid inserting the opening tool further than required to prevent damage to the speaker module.

  5. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Slide and pry around the corners: step 6, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Slide and pry around the corners: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Slide and pry the opening tool around the bottom-right corner to release the clips on the right side of the device.

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    • Continue sliding and prying the opening tool along the gap on the top of the device to release the clips.

  7. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the back panel: step 8, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the back panel: step 8, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the back panel: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the bottom edge of the back panel, opening it like a book.

    • Remove the back panel.

  8. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the shield plate: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the following four screws:

    • Three 3.1 mm screws

    • One 4.5 mm screw

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    • Use a spudger or your fingers to lift the shield plate up and out of the device.

    • You may feel a bit of resistance. This is normal, since the shield plate is slightly bonded to the heat sink with thermal paste.

    • Remove the shield plate.

    • Clean off the old thermal paste from the shield plate and heat sink using isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth. Apply new thermal paste to the heat sink before reassembly.

  10. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 11, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the motherboard interconnect cable's ZIF connector.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the interconnect cable out of its connector on the motherboard.

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    • Use the point of a spudger to pry the battery connector straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.

  13. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the heat sink: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingers to carefully peel up the foam that's lightly adhered to the fan.

    • The foam only needs to be peeled back enough to clear the fan.

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    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the three 3 mm screws securing the heat sink to the motherboard.

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    • Use a spudger or your fingers to lift the heatsink up and off of the motherboard to remove it.

    • You may feel a bit of resistance. This is normal, since the heat sink is slightly bonded to the CPU with thermal paste.

    • Clean off the old thermal paste from the heat sink and CPU using isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth. Apply new thermal paste to the CPU before reassembly.

  16. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the game card reader and headphone jack: step 17, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the game card reader and headphone jack: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the game card reader cable's ZIF connector.

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    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the seven 3.1 mm screws securing the game card reader and headphone jack.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully lift the game card reader and maneuver it to the left to slide the cable out of its connector.

    • Remove the game card reader and headphone jack.

  19. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the right trigger button assembly: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the two 4.5 mm screws securing the right trigger button assembly to the motherboard.

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    • Remove the right trigger button assembly.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to remove the right trigger button assembly's rubber pad if it didn't stay attached to the button assembly.

  22. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the antenna cables: step 23, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the antenna cables: step 23, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the antenna cables: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry the black antenna cable straight up out of its socket on the motherboard.

    • Repeat the same process for the white antenna cable.

  23. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the fan cable: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the fan cable's ZIF connector.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide out the fan cable from its connector on the motherboard.

  25. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the screen cable: step 26, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the screen cable: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the screen cable's ZIF connector.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the screen cable out of its connector on the motherboard.

  27. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the digitizer cable: step 28, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the digitizer cable: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the digitizer cable's ZIF connector.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the digitizer cable out of its connector on the motherboard.

  29. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the right joystick cable: step 30, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the right joystick cable: step 30, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the right joystick cable's ZIF connector.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the right joystick cable out of its connector on the motherboard.

  31. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the motherboard assembly: step 32, image 1 of 1
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the following six screws securing the motherboard:

    • Three 3.1 mm screws

    • Three 4.5 mm screws

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    • Insert a spudger in the gap between the frame and the motherboard and lift the motherboard up and out of its recess.

    • Remove the motherboard assembly.

  33. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the right joystick: step 34, image 1 of 1
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the two 3.5 mm screws securing the joystick.

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    • Use your fingers to remove the joystick.

    • There is a thin black gasket around the hole where the joystick pokes through the frame. Try not to disturb this gasket as you remove the joystick.

  35. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the left speaker module: step 36, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the left speaker module: step 36, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to pull the left speaker cable straight up and out of its socket on the daughterboard.

    • Do not pull from the wires, or else you risk ripping the wires off the connector.

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    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the 4.5 mm screw securing the left speaker module.

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    • Use your fingers to lift the speaker module up and out of its recess to remove it.

    • Part of the speaker module sits underneath a delicate ribbon cable. Take care not to snag the speaker module on the cable as you remove it.

  38. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard interconnect cable: step 39, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard interconnect cable: step 39, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the motherboard interconnect cable's ZIF connector.

  39. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 40, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 40, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the motherboard interconnect cable out of its connector on the daughterboard.

  40. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the screen and volume button cables: step 41, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the screen and volume button cables: step 41, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flaps on the two ribbon cable ZIF connectors.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the daughterboard screen cable out of its connector on the motherboard.

    • Repeat this procedure for the volume buttons cable.

  42. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the volume buttons: step 43, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the volume buttons: step 43, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to remove the volume buttons.

  43. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the joystick cable: step 44, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Disconnect the joystick cable: step 44, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the left joystick cable's ZIF connector.

  44. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 45, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 45, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the left joystick cable out of its connector on the daughterboard.

  45. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the left trigger button assembly: step 46, image 1 of 1
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the two 4.5 mm screws securing the left trigger button assembly.

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    • Remove the left trigger button assembly.

  47. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the daughterboard: step 48, image 1 of 1
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the following four screws:

    • Two 4.5 mm screws

    • Two 6 mm screws

  48. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 49, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 49, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to lift the daughterboard up and out of its recess to remove it.

  49. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the left joystick: step 50, image 1 of 1
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the two 3.5 mm screws securing the left joystick.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the joystick up and out of its recess.

    • Use your fingers to remove the joystick.

    • There is a thin black gasket around the hole where the joystick pokes through the frame. Try not to disturb this gasket as you remove the joystick.

  51. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the midframe assembly: step 52, image 1 of 1
    • Use a JIS 000 driver or an official iFixit PH 000 driver to remove the following four screws:

    • Three 2.5 mm screws

    • One 6 mm screw

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    • Use a spudger or your fingers to lift the midframe assembly up and out of its recess.

    • Remove the midframe assembly.

  53. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the buttons: step 54, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the buttons: step 54, image 2 of 2
    • At this point in the repair, remove all of the buttons if you haven't done so already, to prevent them from falling out and getting lost.

    • Use these two photos for reference.

  54. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the screen: step 55, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and place it on the back side of the screen along the top edge for 1-2 minutes to help soften the adhesive.

    • A hair dryer or heat gun may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the screen if you plan on reusing it, as it's susceptible to heat damage.

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    • Insert an opening pick between the frame and the top edge of the screen to begin separating the two components.

    • Make sure to insert the pick completely under the LCD panel so you don't split and damage it.

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    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the screen to slice the adhesive.

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    • Heat the back side of the screen along the right edge for 1-2 minutes to help soften the adhesive.

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    • Continue sliding the opening pick around the right edge of the screen, slicing the adhesive.

    • The screen and digitizer cables are placed in a way to prevent them from easily snagging on the opening pick, but still use caution when sliding the opening pick along the gap.

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    • Heat the back side of the screen along the bottom edge for 1-2 minutes to help soften the adhesive.

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    • Continue sliding the opening pick along the bottom edge of the screen to slice the adhesive.

    • You'll need to remove and reinsert the opening pick at various points along the screen's edge to work around the frame.

  61. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 62, image 1 of 1
    • Heat the back side of the screen along the left edge for 1-2 minutes to help soften the adhesive.

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    • Continue sliding the opening pick along the left edge of the screen to slice the adhesive.

    • Take care not to snag the screen's daughterboard cable on the opening pick.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingers to lift the screen up and out of the frame to remove it.

    • If you're reusing the screen (or your new screen does not come with pre-installed adhesive), follow this guide to install pre-cut adhesive around the perimeter before reassembly.

  64. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 65, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 65, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 65, image 3 of 3
    • If you're also replacing the digitizer, you can skip this step.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to scrape off the remaining adhesive around the perimeter of the digitizer.

    • Prior to installing a new screen, use isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth to clean and remove any residual adhesive from the back side of the digitizer. Wait several minutes for any remaining alcohol to evaporate before installing the screen.

  65. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement, Remove the digitizer: step 66, image 1 of 1
    • Heat the front side of the digitizer along the left edge for 1-2 minutes to help soften the adhesive.

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    • Slightly bend the left side of the frame to create a gap between the digitizer and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • If you're having difficulty creating a gap, apply more heat.

  67. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 68, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 68, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the opening pick along the left edge of the digitizer to slice the adhesive.

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    • Heat the front side of the digitizer along the top edge for 1-2 minutes to soften the adhesive.

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    • Continue working the opening pick around the top-left edge of the digitizer to slice the adhesive.

  70. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 71, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 71, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the digitizer to slice the adhesive.

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    • Heat the front side of the digitizer along the bottom edge for 1-2 minutes to soften the adhesive.

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    • Continue working the opening pick around the bottom-left edge of the digitizer to slice the adhesive.

  73. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 74, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 74, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge of the digitizer to slice the adhesive.

  74. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 75, image 1 of 1
    • Heat the front side of the digitizer along the right edge for 1-2 minutes to soften the adhesive.

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    • Use your hands to slowly lift the left side of the digitizer, opening it like a book.

    • The positioning of the digitizer cables prevents removing the digitizer straight off the frame.

  76. Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 77, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Lite Digitizer Replacement: step 77, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the right side of the digitizer straight off the frame at a 45-degree angle to remove it.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Nintendo Switch Lite Answers community for help.

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Craig Lloyd

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3 Comments

Great guide, but quick tip when removing the screen. There are two pieces of the screen sandwiched together and when I took mine apart, these two pieces came unstuck and ruined the screen itself. The digitizer was fine, but the LCD came apart. So make sure the opening pick gets under both of these parts rather than just the reflective back.

Bridger Caicedo - Reply

I bought this Switch Lite with a broken LCD to repair and sell, so the screen was already blown out, but I had the same issue. The LCD was still connected to the digitizer and it actually peeled the LCD apart. As I said earlier, the LCD was already broke so it wasn’t a big issue, but I would of been fairly angry if it hadn’t of been.

Matthew D. H. -

it looks like it might be possible to do steps 1 - 10, then step 28, then steps 66 onwards, and reverse to reassemble, the guide isn’t clear why it would be required to do a full tear down, is there something that would make this method not work or more likely to cause further damage, if I’m just switching out the digitizer, pun intended.. :) ?

Johnmichael Quinlan - Reply

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