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Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the motherboard in a Nintendo Switch video game 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 six 3.1mm Phillips #000 screws from the shield plate.
    • Remove the six 3.1mm Phillips #000 screws from the shield plate.

  8. 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. For best results, whenever the shield plate is removed, refer to our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro during reassembly. A thick pink thermal compound bridges the gap between the shield plate and the copper heat sink underneath. For best results, whenever the shield plate is removed, refer to our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro during reassembly.
    • 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. For best results, whenever the shield plate is removed, refer to our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate, thick compound such as K5 Pro during reassembly.

  9. 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.

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

  11. Pull the heatsink up 45 degrees and rotate it to the right to remove. Before reassembly, follow the thermal paste guide. Clean all the thermal paste off the underside of the heat sink using isopropyl alcohol (>90%) or Artic Silver ArctiClean.
    • Pull the heatsink up 45 degrees and rotate it to the right to remove.

    • Before reassembly, follow the thermal paste guide.

    • Clean all the thermal paste off the underside of the heat sink using isopropyl alcohol (>90%) or Artic Silver ArctiClean.

    • Clean and replace the thermal paste on the processor cover.

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  13. Use a clean fingernail to flip open the lock on the game card reader ZIF connector by prying it straight up. Use a clean fingernail to flip open the lock on the game card reader ZIF connector by prying it straight up. Use a clean fingernail to flip open the lock on the game card reader ZIF connector by prying it straight up.
    • Use a clean fingernail to flip open the lock on the game card reader ZIF connector by prying it straight up.

  14. Use the tip of a spudger to gently slide the game card reader ribbon cable out of its socket. Use the tip of a spudger to gently slide the game card reader ribbon cable out of its socket. Use the tip of a spudger to gently slide the game card reader ribbon cable out of its socket.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to gently slide the game card reader ribbon cable out of its socket.

  15. Use a Phillips driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws from the headphone jack bracket. Use a Phillips driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws from the headphone jack bracket.
    • Use a Phillips driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws from the headphone jack bracket.

  16. Remove the headphone jack bracket.
    • Remove the headphone jack bracket.

  17. Use a Phillips driver to remove the single 3.1 mm screw from the headphone jack and game card board. Use a Phillips driver to remove the single 3.1 mm screw from the headphone jack and game card board.
    • Use a Phillips driver to remove the single 3.1 mm screw from the headphone jack and game card board.

  18. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack by prying its connector straight up. The connector is partially obscured by the copper heat pipe. Make sure it disconnects completely.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack by prying its connector straight up.

    • The connector is partially obscured by the copper heat pipe. Make sure it disconnects completely.

  19. During reassembly, to seat the headphone jack connector, pull the entire game card reader board slightly toward the top edge of the Switch so that the headphone jack connector lines up with its socket. Use your spudger to press the connector down until it snaps into place. Press all along the top of the connector to make sure it seats correctly, including the area under the heat pipe.
    • During reassembly, to seat the headphone jack connector, pull the entire game card reader board slightly toward the top edge of the Switch so that the headphone jack connector lines up with its socket.

    • Use your spudger to press the connector down until it snaps into place.

    • Press all along the top of the connector to make sure it seats correctly, including the area under the heat pipe.

  20. Gently lift the game card reader board, starting with the headphone jack. Slide the game card reader board away from the copper heat pipe, and remove it. Slide the game card reader board away from the copper heat pipe, and remove it.
    • Gently lift the game card reader board, starting with the headphone jack.

    • Slide the game card reader board away from the copper heat pipe, and remove it.

  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.

Conclusion

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

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Blake Klein

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Thanks for the guide, Blake. Just one thing: this guide skips over the removal of the MicroSD card holder and flex cable. This piece should be removed between steps 6 and 7.

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