Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch
Manufacturer Nintendo
Code name HAC-001 and HAC-001(-01)
Release date March 3, 2017
Device type Game Console


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Guides

 Affects partTypeDifficulty
Diagnosing Power Draws on Nintendo Switch2. Medium
Nintendo Switch Blue screen of death RepairMain Logic BoardBGA
Soldering
4. Specialist
Nintendo Switch CC1/CC2 lines are shorted to ground after replacing the M92T36 IC and connecting the Switch charger RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch CPU capacitors1. Easy
Nintendo Switch Charges but doesn't dock to TV RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Console appears to have no power, but makes sounds when touch screen is tapped RepairLCD
Rippon connector
Part replacement
Cleaning
2. Medium
Nintendo Switch Console only charges from one side of the USB-C port RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Console turns on shows first logo and goes black RepairMain Logic Board
Battery
Soldering
Part replacement
3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Console works fine, but there are no WiFi networks being detected RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Doesn't turn on after port replacement RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Drawing between 0.07a and 0.15a from charger RepairCharging circuitSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Draws 0.00a RepairWhole boardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Draws 0.4a - 0.6a from charger but does not turn on RepairEMMCPart replacement2. Medium
Nintendo Switch Error Code 2134-0501 RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Error Code 2162-0002 RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Error Code: 2101-0001 RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering
Part replacement
3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Error code 2002-3538 RepairEMMCSoldering
Software
3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Error code 2153-0321 RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Error codes: 2107-0445 and 2110-1115 RepairWIFI / Bluetooth chipSoldering
Part replacement
3. Hard
Nintendo Switch False Charging RepairCharging circuitSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Game cartridge not reading RepairMain Logic BoardPart replacement
Cleaning
3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Joycon only works wirelessly and still charges RepairMain Logic BoardPart replacement2. Medium
Nintendo Switch Joycons don't charge on both sides and fan does not spin RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Joycons not charging or connecting RepairJoyConsSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch No Backlight RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering
Cleaning
3. Hard
Nintendo Switch No Fan Spin Voltage Injection Method2. Medium
Nintendo Switch No fan spin and not charging joycons RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch No touch screen after Game cartridge replacement RepairTouch ScreenSoftware1. Easy
Nintendo Switch Not Charging2. Medium
Nintendo Switch Not turning on at all RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Not turning on, draws 0.2A @ 15V from charger and slowly drops RepairMain Logic BoardBGA
Soldering
4. Specialist
Nintendo Switch Not turning on, draws 200mA at 15V RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Only charges from 5v cable RepairCharging circuitSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Only slow charges (0.4a - 0.6a) RepairCharging circuitSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Orange Screen On Bootup RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Overheating And Joycon Issues RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch Right Joycon pressing buttons randomly RepairJoyConsSoldering
Part replacement
3. Hard
Nintendo Switch When both Joycons are docked A Joycon disconnects RepairJoyConsPart replacement2. Medium
Nintendo Switch restarts when you put it into standby RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering3. Hard
Nintendo Switch, No image on TV when Docked RepairMain Logic BoardSoldering
Part replacement
3. Hard

Device pictures

PCB pictures

Reference measurements (also schematics if available)

More Information/External Sources

This page applies to the HAC-001 and HAC-001(-01) models.

Both of them mostly use the same ICs as each other. Please refer to the parts list below.

Some of the board revisions have a Diode pack, which can cause issues. The diode packs (or commonly referred to as diode arrays) can be removed without affecting the functionality of the console. They do not need to be replaced and removing them will reduce the number of future failure points from the console.

The HAC-001(-01) was released in 2019, and is a refresh of the HAC-001 model, characterized by a red box, better battery life and lower power draw.

If your Switch is stuck on a blue screen, this is traditionally a failure of the eMMC but could also be ram or CPU related. Often occurs if there is visible bending or bowing to the unit. A reflow sometimes works but the longevity of the repair is varying. A reball may be required. (If you apply pressure to both ram chips and it boots to Nintendo screen, RAM chips may need reball)

Before delving too much into a repair it might be a good idea to check the known CPU caps for shorts, at the moment if those are shorted it is general consensus that the CPU is dead.

Nintendo Switch Parts List

Parts Description Source
M92T36 USB-C Power Management IC Aliexpress
PI3USB30532ZLEX Audio/Video IC Mouser
BQ24193 Battery Charging Management IC Aliexpress
MAX17050 Fuel guage (battery level detection) IC Aliexpress
BCM4356XKUBG WiFi IC Aliexpress
MAX77620AEWJ+T Big PMIC (Side-B) Aliexpress
MAX77621AEWI+T Little PMIC (CPU & Ram) Aliexpress
P15123CT USB-C Protection Fuse DigiKey
TPD2E1B06DRLR Diode Packs Digikey
MCZ1210DH900L2TA0G Large EMI Filters Digikey
MCZ0605AH900SDT000 Small EMI Filters Digikey
Molex 503300-5310 LCD FPC for Nintendo Switch (NOT LITE) Digikey/Mouser
DX07BN24JA2R1300 USB-C Connector Mouser