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Topic: Switch not turning on. Shows full battery.

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CodyR94

Hi, I bought smash last night and when I went to bring my switch out of its case where it was unplugged. (4 months roughly) It had no power which was expected. I plugged it in and after a few minutes there was nothing. Went to another outlet and then it started popping up the battery charging indicator which reads.. full. (awesome! :/ Because its clearly dead) The Indicator comes on for 2 seconds and then black screen for like 5 seconds.. over and over. I can hold the power button and the nintendo logo pops up and then goes right back to the charging indicator. I let it sit overnight and no changes. I have since tried turning on/off, hard reset 15/30 seconds, unplugged power cord from both ends and let sit.. tried in dock mode and undocked. Tried another HAC-002 power cord and my phone cord just for giggles and no difference. I've been searching all day and apparently nobody has the same problem.. lots have the dead battery symbol but mines showing full which im assuming its tricking it into thinking its full and not charging now.

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PolarExperience

@CodyR94 Contact Nintendo Support and see if they can fix it for you.

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SwitchForce

Did you also try to plug directly into the Nintendo adapter? Did you try another Dock? The way your describing shows it didn't fully recharge or has charging issues.

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CodyR94

@PolarExperience I contacted them and I don't have a warranty anymore. PC is my main system so this sits for extended periods of time.. sadly if this is a major issue i'll be selling the system and I see no point in fixing it only to have it happen again. I was hoping maybe someone had this same issue and somehow fixed it.

CodyR94

CodyR94

@SwitchForce Yup and yup! My cousin has his switch which does work so I tried his stuff. No difference at all. I just dont get it.. this system has maybe 80 hours on it total. It sits in a warm house at all times in a case. Could this possibly be a dead battery? I see they're not hard to replace.

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SwitchForce

@CodyR94 if past warranty - I would see if you can get replacement battery and do it yourself.

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CodyR94

@SwitchForce Thats kind of what I was expecting id have to do.. Im finding everything needed to do it for roughly $30 which isnt bad.

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SwitchForce

@CodyR94 cool give the link if possible so others can do their DIY surgeon Switch.

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CodyR1994

Apparently my account was banned or something. So I made a new account.

Well I fixed the problem guys. You don't need a new battery but you do need a Y00 Tri wing screwdriver, a ph00 screwdriver, a spudge and that should do it for "fancy" tools lol. I also used some electrical tape and 2 18650 batteries. You can probably get away with any batteries that are not dead. Watch a video on how to pull the switch apart. Very easy. Do NOT pull the battery unless you are replacing it. I pulled mine and it is glued in. Im surprised I didnt damage the battery.

Once at the battery simply unplug it from the motherboard. Take your batteries of choice and tape them together. Both positives up and negatives down. Cut 4 pieces of wire. 2 short ones and 2 longer ones. Tape the shorter wires to connect the positive and negative ends together while taping 1 long one on the positive and 1 long one on the negative end of one battery. Now you have what looks like a bomb lol. Peel back the coating on the ends of the longer wires and take 1 strand of the wire (very tiny) and touch the positive and negative on your bomb to the pos. and neg. of the switch battery copper connections on the switch battery plug in. There are 2 red and 2 black wires you'll want to touch. Start with the outside ones and hold the 2 tiny wire strands on there for 30 seconds. Then touch the inner red/black wires for 30 seconds. Plug the battery in and give it a test with your charging cable.

I let mine sit on an empty battery symbol (was a full green bar) for 20 min and the switch finally turned back on. She is charging up nicely now and everything seems to be working just fine. I havent found anybody that has done this. Seems as if everybody just replaces the battery. You can probably find the screwdrivers at any electronic store and fix the problem the same day instead of waiting =) If my instructions were unclear please ask away and i'll check back here to help anybody out.

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