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How to Repair a Nintendo Switch Screen

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Nintendo Switch

Because the Nintendo Switch is a mobile device with a built-in screen, it is far more susceptible to screen issues than stationary, home-based game consoles that are only designed to be attached to external screens.

The following guide will give you some tips to troubleshoot your device depending on the symptoms you are having.

  • Liquid Damage
  • Physical Damage (Cracked Screen)
  • General Picture/Video Issues

? What type of damage does your screen have?

  1. Liquid Damage
  2. Physical Damage
  3. My screen has no liquid/physical damage - things are not displaying properly

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Nintendo Switch

Because the Nintendo Switch is a mobile device with a built-in screen, it is far more susceptible to screen issues than stationary, home-based game consoles that are only designed to be attached to external screens.

The following guide will give you some tips to troubleshoot your device depending on the symptoms you are having.

  • Liquid Damage
  • Physical Damage (Cracked Screen)
  • General Picture/Video Issues

If you suspect your device has been subjected to liquid damage, or has been submerged:

  • Immediately unplug the power cord and power the unit off. As with any electrical appliance, there is a risk of electrical shock if it is used while wet.
  • Allow the system to air-dry for a few days.
  • Do not apply any type of heat to speed up the process (blow-dryers, heaters, microwave ovens, etc.), as this may cause damage to the system.
  • If the liquid did not enter the system, clean the housing with a soft, dry cloth, if necessary. Then try turning on the system.

If the system isn't working after it has air-dried, or if liquid has entered the system, the system may need to be repaired.

If your device has physical damage it will need to be repaired.

Cracked Screen

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