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Topic: Launch day console issues just popping up now that I'm out of warranty, should I get another switch?

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CiTI

So, I've had my switch since launch day and I love it to bits. This little console is amazing. But now, most of the time, when I pull it out of my bag/case it throws an 'SD removed' error. The Joy-Con don't even stay in place either, usually ejecting while I'm holding the console/Joycon controller thing even without me pressing the button. Should I just get a new switch?

I'm only even considering not getting a new console because of how high sales tax is where I live (13%!) so I want to make the best of what I have. Is this even fixable?

CiTI

ballistic90

Theoretically the SD card slot could need a cleaning. As for the joycons coming undone, can you verify if the issue is from the Joycons or the Switch itself? Is the button to disconnect the joycon getting stuck? That could be an easy fix.

That being said, my own Switch is a launch day unit too, and i had some case issues and joystick issues myself. I ended up replacing the back shell on my Switch (quite a pain) and the shell and joystick for the left joycon (complicated, but easier). It does require a triwing screwdriver, so not the easiest to do. It ended up being cheaper for me to just do this.

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Bevinator

You could try using a friends joy cons on your console to see if it’s your console or your joy cons at fault. Good luck

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CiTI

@ballistic90 the card saying its been removed after a little bit of pressure could be because its dirty? No offense but that seems a little odd to me. I'll check it though, thanks

CiTI

CiTI

@Bevinator his joycons stayed in just fine, while mine slide out without pushing the eject button. I thought it was an issue with my console because my first set of joycons had this issue too

CiTI

ballistic90

@CiTI The Switch may have a problem maintaining a connection with your SD card, which is why i would suggest that. You could try a different SD card too.

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CiTI

@ballistic90 when I have an extra SD lying around, I'll try

CiTI

ballistic90

@CiTI you couls just get a swab and a small amount of rubbing alcohol and try cleaning the connections for the SD card slot.
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SwitchForce

CiTI wrote:

@Bevinator his joycons stayed in just fine, while mine slide out without pushing the eject button. I thought it was an issue with my console because my first set of joycons had this issue too

This means it's been dropped and damaged the clips on the joy-cons so they don't lock anymore. How I know because my nephewy dropped mine before and I noticed the joy-cons would pop out and when I did closer inspections I saw the lock was broken that was why it pops out. So it doesn't just pop out unless it was damaged.

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SwitchForce

All in all sounds your SD has gone bad and you dropped your Switch to damage the clips that hold onto the Switch Rails that is the basics of the damage to your Switch. It's not a warranty problem but a User problem and not doing their share to protect the Switch.

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CiTI

@SwitchForce yeah, I'm a massive idiot haha. Is the joy-con clip fixable though? I'm fine with taking apart small electronics (I've taken apart quite a few iPhones)

CiTI

Mountain_Man

SwitchForce wrote:

CiTI wrote:

@Bevinator his joycons stayed in just fine, while mine slide out without pushing the eject button. I thought it was an issue with my console because my first set of joycons had this issue too

This means it's been dropped and damaged the clips on the joy-cons so they don't lock anymore. How I know because my nephewy dropped mine before and I noticed the joy-cons would pop out and when I did closer inspections I saw the lock was broken that was why it pops out. So it doesn't just pop out unless it was damaged.

Smart design by Nintendo to put the weakest link on the Joycons instead of on the console itself.

The Mountain Man

Mountain_Man

CiTI wrote:

@SwitchForce yeah, I'm a massive idiot haha. Is the joy-con clip fixable though? I'm fine with taking apart small electronics (I've taken apart quite a few iPhones)

Joycons are only $80 new, so if you royally screw something up, it's a relatively cheap replacement.

The Mountain Man

SwitchForce

@CiTI no it's how one takes care of their system. I use a GripCase so if anything drops it protects it. If the user fails to use a case to protect it dropping will eventually break parts.

@Mountain_Man mine was replaced under warranty from the store since when I found out so it was no loss for me.

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Heavyarms55

@CiTI Wow, my launch day Switch still looks almost like new... I am not really sure how yours got into that condition.

Whether you should get a new one or not is really up to you. I don't know your financial situation. You have to weigh it yourself, whether buying a new one is worth it.

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CiTI

@Mountain_Man well, I have screwed something up but I'd like to fix my own joycons if possible instead of buying new ones

CiTI

CiTI

@Jarester i'm not gonna replace the whole rail ($7 x 4 joycons i'm fixing = $28) when just the clips is about $3. i saw a video with metal replacement clips, that are more durable but at the expense of not having a design flaw that could protect the tablet from breaking. should i go for metal or plastic clips?

CiTI

Mountain_Man

CiTI wrote:

@Mountain_Man well, I have screwed something up but I'd like to fix my own joycons if possible instead of buying new ones

Yes, but in a worst-case scenario, buying replacement Joycons is a more attractive proposition than buying a whole new console, or sending it off to Nintendo for what is likely to be a very expensive repair.

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