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Introduction

Follow this replacement guide to replace the left Joy-Con rail on a Nintendo Switch gaming console.

  1. Remove the four 6.3 mm Tri-point Y00 screws from the rear panel.
    • Remove the four 6.3 mm Tri-point Y00 screws from the rear panel.

  2. Remove the single 6.1 mm Phillips #000 screw from underneath the kickstand.
    • Remove the single 6.1 mm Phillips #000 screw from underneath the kickstand.

  3. Remove the two 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screws from the bottom of the device.
    • Remove the two 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screws from the bottom of the device.

  4. Remove the single 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screw from the top of the device.
    • Remove the single 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screw from the top of the device.

  5. Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the right Joy-Con rail. Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.
    • Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the right Joy-Con rail.

    • Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.

  6. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device.
    • Pull the rear panel up and off of the device.

  7. Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from micro SD card board.
    • Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from micro SD card board.

  8. Gently lift the micro SD card board straight up, away from the Switch to disconnect and remove it. During reassembly, line up the micro SD card board and lightly press on the foam pad until the press connector snaps into place to reconnect it.
    • Gently lift the micro SD card board straight up, away from the Switch to disconnect and remove it.

    • During reassembly, line up the micro SD card board and lightly press on the foam pad until the press connector snaps into place to reconnect it.

  9. Remove the six 3.1mm Phillips #000 screws from the shield plate.
    • Remove the six 3.1mm Phillips #000 screws from the shield plate.

  10. Remove the shield plate from the device. A thick pink thermal compound bridges the gap between the shield plate and the copper heat sink underneath. Use our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro. A thick pink thermal compound bridges the gap between the shield plate and the copper heat sink underneath. Use our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro.
    • Remove the shield plate from the device.

    • A thick pink thermal compound bridges the gap between the shield plate and the copper heat sink underneath. Use our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro.

  11. Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the white connector and pry upwards to disconnect the battery from the motherboard. Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the white connector and pry upwards to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the white connector and pry upwards to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

  12. Remove the three 3.1mm Phillips #000 screws from the heatsink.
    • Remove the three 3.1mm Phillips #000 screws from the heatsink.

  13. Pull the heatsink up 45 degrees and rotate it to the right to remove. Pull the heatsink up 45 degrees and rotate it to the right to remove. Pull the heatsink up 45 degrees and rotate it to the right to remove.
    • Pull the heatsink up 45 degrees and rotate it to the right to remove.

  14. Remove the two 3.1 mm Phillips screws from the headphone jack bracket.
    • Remove the two 3.1 mm Phillips screws from the headphone jack bracket.

  15. Remove the headphone jack bracket. Remove the headphone jack bracket.
    • Remove the headphone jack bracket.

  16. Use a spudger to lift the black locking flap on the ZIF connector up. To reconnect ZIF connectors like this one, gently slide the cable back in place and press the locking flap back into place.
    • Use a spudger to lift the black locking flap on the ZIF connector up.

    • To reconnect ZIF connectors like this one, gently slide the cable back in place and press the locking flap back into place.

  17. Use the pointed end of a spudger to slide the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector. Use the pointed end of a spudger to slide the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to slide the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

  18. Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from the headphone jack and game card board.
    • Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from the headphone jack and game card board.

  19. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the headphone jack press-fit connector straight up off the motherboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the headphone jack press-fit connector straight up off the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the headphone jack press-fit connector straight up off the motherboard.

  20. Remove the headphone jack and game card board. Remove the headphone jack and game card board.
    • Remove the headphone jack and game card board.

  21. Disconnect the right loudspeaker from the motherboard. Disconnect the right loudspeaker from the motherboard.
    • Disconnect the right loudspeaker from the motherboard.

  22. Disconnect the left speaker from the motherboard. Disconnect the left speaker from the motherboard.
    • Disconnect the left speaker from the motherboard.

  23. Use a spudger to flip up the small beige locking flap on the display ZIF connector. Use a spudger to flip up the small beige locking flap on the display ZIF connector.
    • Use a spudger to flip up the small beige locking flap on the display ZIF connector.

  24. Use the pointed end of a spudger to slide the display ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector. Use the pointed end of a spudger to slide the display ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to slide the display ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

  25. Use a spudger to flip up the small black locking flap on the power/volume button ZIF connector. Use a spudger to flip up the small black locking flap on the power/volume button ZIF connector.
    • Use a spudger to flip up the small black locking flap on the power/volume button ZIF connector.

  26. Use a spudger to flip up the small gray locking flap on the fan ZIF connector. Use a spudger to flip up the small gray locking flap on the fan ZIF connector.
    • Use a spudger to flip up the small gray locking flap on the fan ZIF connector.

  27. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the white coaxial antenna cable from the motherboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the white coaxial antenna cable from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the white coaxial antenna cable from the motherboard.

  28. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the black coaxial antenna cable from the motherboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the black coaxial antenna cable from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the black coaxial antenna cable from the motherboard.

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

  30. Use a spudger to flip up the small black locking flap on the ZIF connector. Use a spudger to flip up the small black locking flap on the ZIF connector.
    • Use a spudger to flip up the small black locking flap on the ZIF connector.

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

  32. Remove the four 2.50 mm JIS #000 screws from the motherboard.
    • Remove the four 2.50 mm JIS #000 screws from the motherboard.

    • Remove the two 3.14 mm JIS #000 screws from the USB-C port.

  33. Gently lift and wiggle the motherboard to remove.
    • Gently lift and wiggle the motherboard to remove.

  34. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the ribbon cable.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the ribbon cable.

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

  36. Remove the left Joy-Con rail.
    • Remove the left Joy-Con rail.

Conclusion

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

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Blake Klein

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Okay you don’t once mention the %#*@ MicroSD slot or even how to remove it. The picture go it being present when you remove the back plate to it just dissapearing when you show the step to remove the shield plate with no explaintion of how?

Joseph Dillander - Réponse

Great catch! It looks like I forgot to import that prerequisite. The guide has been updated, thanks!!

Blake Klein -

No problem, also if you can update it to include how to remove the Game card slot too, that’d be great.

Joseph Dillander -

@jdillander91 Game card has been added, thanks!

Blake Klein - Réponse

If this was a neon Switch, this would be the rail that gets attached with the blue or the red joy con?

felipemanzur21 - Réponse

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