Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the power and volume button board inside of a Nintendo Switch gaming console.

  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.

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  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.

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

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • Remove the six 3.1mm JIS #000 screws from the shield plate.

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    • Remove the shield plate from the device.

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    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the white connector and pry upwards to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the three 3.1mm JIS #000 screws from the heatsink.

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    • Pull the heatsink up 45 degrees and rotate it to the right to remove.

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    • Remove the two 4.8mm JIS #000 screws from the fan.

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    • Use a spudger to flip up the small gray locking flap on the fan ZIF connector.

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    • Lift the left side of the fan out of its recess and rotate it 15 degrees towards you.

    • Pull the fan out and away from you to unhook it from the rubber grommet.

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    • Use a spudger to flip up the small black locking flap on the power/volume ribbon cable ZIF connector.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the tapped down power/volume ribbon cable.

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    • Remove the power/volume board with a pair of blunt nose tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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