Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the right Joy-Con rail in a Nintendo Switch gaming console.

Warning: the Joy-Con rail screws are torqued down and can easily strip. Make sure that you’re using a JIS #0 screwdriver to remove them.

  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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    • Use a spudger to flip up the small gray locking flap on the right Joy-Con rail ribbon cable ZIF connector.

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    • Remove the four 3.8mm JIS #0 screws from the right Joy-Con rail.

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    • Remove the right Joy-Con rail.

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Conclusion

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

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