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

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

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

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

  5. Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the right Joy-Con rail. Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.
    • Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the right Joy-Con rail.

    • Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 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 3.1 mm Phillips screw from micro SD card board.
    • Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from micro SD card board.

  8. Gently lift the micro SD card board straight up, away from the Switch to disconnect and remove it. During reassembly, line up the micro SD card board and lightly press on the foam pad until the press connector snaps into place to reconnect it.
    • Gently lift the micro SD card board straight up, away from the Switch to disconnect and remove it.

    • During reassembly, line up the micro SD card board and lightly press on the foam pad until the press connector snaps into place to reconnect it.

Conclusion

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

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Blake Klein

Member since: 01/29/2017

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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

can you english

Yazmin Linares -

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

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