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Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement

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  1. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the rear cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the rear cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the rear cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to pull the rear cover away from the frame and release its plastic clips.

    • Remove the rear cover.

  2. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the baseplate: step 2, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the baseplate: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Y0 screwdriver to unfasten the 7.5 mm-long screw securing the baseplate to the frame.

  3. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the screw cover: step 3, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the screw cover: step 3, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the screw cover: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening tool between the frame and the plastic screw cover at the bottom-left corner.

    • Pry up with the opening tool to separate the screw cover from the frame.

    • Remove the screw cover.

  4. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the midframe: step 4, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the midframe: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Y0 screwdriver to remove the seven screws securing the midframe to the frame:

    • Four 3.9 mm screws

    • Three 7.5 mm screws

    • One 3.9 mm screw

  5. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 5, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 5, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to remove the midframe from the frame.

  6. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the baseplate: step 6, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the baseplate: step 6, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the baseplate: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to pull the baseplate away from the frame and release it from its plastic clips.

    • Remove the baseplate.

  7. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard: step 7, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift up the small locking flap on the motherboard cable's ZIF connector.

  8. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the cable out of its connector.

  9. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 9, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 9, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Use your finger to pull back on the plastic release tabs holding the motherboard in place.

    • Pull the motherboard up and away from the frame to remove it.

    • Don't fully remove the motherboard yet, as it's still connected to the frame via a JST cable.

    • Rest the motherboard by the frame before moving on to the next step.

  10. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Disconnect the LED: step 10, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Disconnect the LED: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use blunt tweezers, or your fingers, to pull the LED's JST connector out of its socket.

  11. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the USB-C assembly: step 11, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the USB-C assembly: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 6.9 mm screws securing the USB-C assembly to the frame.

  12. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the USB-C assembly: step 12, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the USB-C assembly: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the top-most portion of the assembly.

  13. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Depending on how you disassembled the dock, the springs may still be connected to the top-most portion of the assembly.

    • Remove the two springs.

  14. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the bottom-most portion of the assembly.

  15. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the middle case's top half: step 15, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the middle case's top half: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips driver to remove the eight 6.9 mm screws securing the middle case to the frame.

  16. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the middle case's top half: step 16, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the middle case's top half: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use your finger to release the middle case's top half from its plastic clips located around the perimeter of the frame.

  17. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to separate the two halves of the middle case.

  18. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 18, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the middle case's top half through the top of the frame, making sure to angle the plastic clips upward.

  19. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the middle case's bottom half: step 19, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Unfasten the middle case's bottom half: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips driver to remove the two 4.4 mm screws securing the middle case's bottom half to the front cover.

  20. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the middle case's bottom half: step 20, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the middle case's bottom half: step 20, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the middle case's bottom half: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick between the middle case's bottom half and the frame.

    • Slide the pick along the vertical edge of the middle case's bottom half to release the plastic clips securing it to the front cover.

  21. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Continue sliding the pick along the horizontal edge of the middle case's bottom half to release the plastic clips.

  22. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 22, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • Pry up with the pick to completely separate the middle case's bottom half from the frame.

    • If you're still feeling resistance, slide the pick around the perimeter again until the middle case's bottom half is separated.

  23. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 23, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to pull and remove the middle case's bottom half from the front cover.

  24. Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the dock LED: step 24, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the dock LED: step 24, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Switch OLED Model Dock LED Replacement, Remove the dock LED: step 24, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the dock LED from the frame.

Conclusion

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

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before you install it.

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

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