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Alantor28

I heard from some friends of mine that the Switch can easily bend when in dock mode for so long. So far, I haven't encounter that problem with my Nintendo Switch. Has anyone else encounter that problem or no?

And is the Switch bending a rumor or not?

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Alantor28

@Tsurii Ah okay. That puts my mind at ease about this.

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Undead_terror

Ya my switch is in the dock 24/7, hasnt bent yet, nor scratched, but I do hope they make the console more "safer", like add fabric on the inside of the dock and such, and not having to make mii do the "penny test"

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NintendoPete

Tsurii wrote:

Same for scratches on the screen, while we're on the topic. Just people either being too dumb to put the system in the dock or those types who actively try to scratch the thing because they're bored (read, morons)

I guess then I'm one of the dumb people. Sorry, but I take great care of my consoles and handhelds and when I am selling them years later, they are in near mint condition. Nevertheless, after a couple of weeks of using the Switch a lot as handheld or tabletop device - I noticed very subtle scratches on both display sides. Which really is annoying for selling the system in a couple of years. You do not notice them while playing, though. Due to the design of the dock it is not that uncommon to happen because there is not that much space left for the display without touching the dock. Calling everybody dumb while so many people encountered that problem is, well dumb as well. There is a reason why many users tampered with their docks so that this won't happen.

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GoldenGamer88

Mine has spent 1,000 hours of playtime with only a fracture of them outside the dock without any sort of issue.

Bent Switches ain't a rumor, though, they do exist, just not as regularly. I'd say most, if not all, of them come down to manufacturing errors or similar issues.

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Alantor28

@GoldenGamer88 Ah. Then has Nintendo release Switches that don't have manufacturing problems? If so, am I one of the lucky ones to have one that doesn't have a manufacturing problem?

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rallydefault

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You may be dumb, though. Depends on how you treated it. I think it's pretty dumb, for example, if you buy a piece of tech with a delicate screen and don't put a screen protector on it. I think it's especially dumb to not do that if said piece of tech will semi regularly be sliding in and out of some kind of enclosure made of hard plastic.

Now, if you DID put a screen protector on your Switch and still somehow got scratches on the SCREEN portion from regular use of the dock, you're either lying or somehow found a way to pierce a plastic or glass screen protector with the Dock, and for that, you should probably submit yourself to some sort of science academy for study and/or an award.

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Heavyarms55

My Switch is very very slightly warped after a year of frequent play and many 6+ hour play sessions. But it happened pretty early on, has not gotten worse and is only noticeable if you look very closely. The pictures I have seen of people complaining about this issue look like someone deliberately bent the Switch to spread the rumor. A similar thing happened to Apple iPhones a while back where people were bending and breaking their phones and claiming it was a defect to smear Apple.

I wouldn't worry about it.

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Judi

I keep thinking mine is bent when I set it on the edge of my bathroom sink, but fortunately it is the sink that is squiggly.

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The only problem with screen protectors, at least the glass ones, is that they make the Switch just THAT much thicker and it becomes even more snug in the dock (my poor wrists #sadface). I'm assuming everyone uses the glass-type protectors, because the film-type are and always have been garbage for everything.

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GoldenGamer88

@Alantor28 Manufecturing errors are and should be in the minority and the exceptions to the rules. If they were that common, we'd hear about bent Switches a lot more often, which until recently, hasn't been the case. And even now that we hear more about them, they are a fracture of the total Switches sold so far. What you gotta understand is that just because it's reported that a Switch, or ten Switches, or a hundred Switches, are bent, doesn't mean automatically that all the million units sold so far were bent or would bend in the near future.

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HappyRusevDay

Mine bent like 2 degrees at launch but by this point I’d put like 50 hours into Zelda so I thought I’d just keep an eye on it, been a year now and it’s not gotten any worse so I’m ok with it.

100% not a rumour, can show a pic if needed but it’s such a slight bend, you have to like put a pencil on it and look at an angle to notice the pencil suddenly isn’t touching the top right of the console.

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zitpig

Judi wrote:

I keep thinking mine is bent when I set it on the edge of my bathroom sink, but fortunately it is the sink that is squiggly.

WTF? Why would you put an electronic device anywhere near a water source? You're asking for trouble - either from water/steam/condensation or being on the edge of anything.

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Judi

@zitpig Because it’s a huge sink (like 2.5x1.5 ft) so putting it on the edge isn’t really all that close to any water. Also I’m a grad student so I combine bathroom and video game breaks into one to save time because I have too much to do lol.

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zitpig

@Judi - well, good luck. Hope nothing happens to it.

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NintendoPete

rallydefault wrote:

@NintendoPete
You may be dumb, though. Depends on how you treated it. I think it's pretty dumb, for example, if you buy a piece of tech with a delicate screen and don't put a screen protector on it. I think it's especially dumb to not do that if said piece of tech will semi regularly be sliding in and out of some kind of enclosure made of hard plastic.

Thanks for calling me dumb - let me guess - you don't have many real life friends according to your social skills, I assume.

I couldn't disagree more - if the screen is so delicate and using it as it is supposed to be used causes any damage than that is some fault in its design. I just don't like screen protectors and never ever had any need for them for the DS listen 3DS, new 3DS or Wii U. Despite using the stylus etc. I never had any scratches to deal with.

In my opinion - Nintendo is accountable for not using some kind of felt or whatever which prevents scratching the screen while sliding the screen in and out. It is a fault in the design - or make the screen more durable.

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Judi

@subpopz I believe it’s from ‘amFilm’. It’s not necessarily difficult to dock, it was just noticibly less-easy after I installed it. Entirely worth it to have the screen protected though.

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SwitchForce

@Judi, I got the temper glass HD and it is not snug or loose actually the bottom corners of the temper glass makes contact with the base and holds it more securely. I got two Switch my sister and mine and they both have the same Temper glass protector and it works wonders with kids or adults to keep sticky finger and prevent scratches. Temper glass protector is the way to go for NS long term usage. And I dropped mine before with the Protector on and is was ok. Abuse will break anything regardless.

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