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Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the micro SD card board in a Nintendo Switch gaming console.

WARNING: the battery won’t be disconnected for this repair so be cautious when using metal tools around the motherboard.

  1. Remove the four 6.3mm Tri-point Y00 screws from the rear panel.
    • Remove the four 6.3mm Tri-point Y00 screws from the rear panel.

  2. Remove the single 6.1mm JIS #000 screw from underneath the kickstand.
    • Remove the single 6.1mm JIS #000 screw from underneath the kickstand.

  3. Remove the two 2.7mm JIS #000 screws from the bottom of the device.
    • Remove the two 2.7mm JIS #000 screws from the bottom of the device.

  4. Remove the single 2.7mm JIS #000 screw from the top of the device.
    • Remove the single 2.7mm JIS #000 screw from the top of the device.

  5. Remove the single 3.8mm JIS #0 screw from the right Joy-Con rail. Remove the single 3.8mm JIS #0 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.
    • Remove the single 3.8mm JIS #0 screw from the right Joy-Con rail.

    • Remove the single 3.8mm JIS #0 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.

  6. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device.
    • Pull the rear panel up and off of the device.

  7. Remove the single 3.1mm JIS #000 screw from micro SD card board.
    • Remove the single 3.1mm JIS #000 screw from micro SD card board.

  8. Lift the micro SD card board up and pull towards you to disconnect it from the motherboard. Lift the micro SD card board up and pull towards you to disconnect it from the motherboard.
    • Lift the micro SD card board up and pull towards you to disconnect it from the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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Blake Klein

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My SD reader never worked.

Used this guide to find that it was never seated correctly. Reseated and now works perfectly. THANK YOU!

Finx O'Mally - Reply

My console won’t boot if I have an SD card inserted after reseating it. What should I do?

Ewan MacInnis - Reply

it will fixed for microSD not read issue?

doctor_g7 - Reply

Easy guide, fixed my problem. Changed the SD card reader cause I was abusing of it by putting SD in and out constantly.

Nicola Bonardi - Reply

Great guide! My 11-year-old son was able to fix his Switch himself with no difficulty.

Matt - Reply

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