TronicsFix now offers Nintendo Switch repair! This blog post is the second in a series of short posts on common Nintendo Switch problems and what to do about them; that might mean a DIY fix or sending it in to us for a quick repair. This week we’re going to tackle common issues regarding the charging port and the console not turning on. Let’s jump right in…
Here are some of the most common problems regarding the Nintendo Switch’s charging port and common power issues:
If you’re using the provided AC adapter or the official Nintendo Switch dock and they aren’t charging the Switch and none of this works, it’s likely that you will need a new dock, a new adapter, or a repair. Don’t worry! TronicsFix can diagnose your Switch’s problems and quickly repair the charging port on your system.
If the charge port on your system is broken, which you can determine by looking inside and finding broken or twisted pins and the console won’t charge or turn on, there is a DIY fix to it. The fix will require soldering skills and a soldering station. If the word ‘soldering’ brings horror to your mind, you should think about sending your console in to have experts fix it for you. For the adventurous few, TronicsFix is going to give you a quick overview in this article. A more in-depth explanation is available on our YouTube channel.
The first thing you’ll need to do is remove the back case of the Switch by taking out all of the screws holding it in place. The Switch’s motherboard must then be removed from the console. The motherboard is the where the charging port is located and, once the board is removed from the system, you can replace the broken charging port. Unfortunately, the charging port is soldered onto the motherboard and must be removed with a hot air soldering tool. Soldering flux must be added to all of the connection points before the broken charging port. Then you must carefully heat up the charging port connection points until you can gently pull up the broken charging port, being careful to not let the motherboard bubble from overheating. Now you can replace the broken port with a new one by slowly heating up the pins on the motherboard. Once the solder on the board is melted, you can quickly attach the new charging port onto the pins. Now that the charge port is installed correctly, you can replace the motherboard into the Nintendo Switch and re-attach the back cover on the console.
This process is very advanced. If you don’t feel comfortable with soldering tools or opening up your Nintendo Switch console, it’s probably easier to let an expert do it for you.
TronicsFix will help you get all of your Nintendo Switch power issues fixed right away! We offer free diagnosis and, for a nominal fee, charge port repair. Here at TronicsFix, we can help you get your favorite system back up-and-running like new. You needn’t worry about a faulty charging port not giving your system any juice anymore. There’s no need to buy a whole new Nintendo Switch when you can save some money and we can fix it quick!
Hopefully, we helped illuminate some of the common charging port and power issues seen with Nintendo Switches. Now you should know what you can do about them and how to make sure you can keep using your console. Don’t forget to check out our Amazon store for all of your repair supply needs. Next time, we’ll be tackling another round of common Nintendo Switch issues and how to fix them yourselves or with a little bit of our help. Thanks for reading our new series and, once your console is all fixed up, don’t forget to keep playing!
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