Schemes, disassembly, repair and review of the Nintendo Switch

Having analyzed the novelty of the individual components, the experts revealed the features of its design, identified the main components and, traditionally, made a verdict regarding maintainability. The Nintendo Switch uses a 6.2-inch touchscreen display with HD resolution of 1280x720 pixels. In this case, the device is capable of transmitting video in Full HD resolution to external monitors and TVs via HDMI.

The console includes a modified NVIDIA Tegra processor, which is labeled ODNX02-A2. It is assumed that it is based on the Tegra X1 chip.

Also available are two 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM chips from Samsung and 32 GB of eMMC NAND flash memory from Toshiba. The microSD slot supports the possibility of installing memory cards with a capacity of up to 2 TB.

The system also includes a Wireless Broadcom BCM4356 802.11ac 2 × 2 + Bluetooth 4.1 wireless chip, a Type-C USB Type-C port for charging the battery, a 3.5 mm audio jack. The Switch Dock contains three additional standard USB ports.

To remove heat from the processor, an active cooling system is used, which includes a copper heat pipe and a fan.

The Nintendo Switch is equipped with a 16 Wh battery. Depending on the mode of operation of the device, it provides 2.5 to 6.5 hours of battery life. In the case of the device there was also a place for stereo speakers.

The console Nintendo Switch is equipped with two removable wireless controllers Joy-Cons with buttons, triggers and joysticks. Each controller contains a Bluetooth wireless module, an accelerometer, a gyro, a HD Rumble motor for tactile feedback and a battery capacity of 1.9 Wh. The battery provides up to 20 hours of battery life and requires recharging for 3.5 hours.


As a result of the dismantling of the new Nintendo Switch console, a maintainability rating of 8 out of 10 was assigned. Note that the maximum score of 10 corresponds to the most easily repairable devices. Thus, the model under consideration is fairly well repairable.

It is worth noting the following points regarding the Nintendo Switch:


  • Almost everywhere (with the exception of the digitizer) screws are used to fasten components, and not glue;
  • Most components are modular and easily replaceable;
  • The batteries are glued to the chassis, but are modular and can be replaced by end-users;
  • The digitizer and the display are not welded into a single unit, which reduces the cost of repair, but increases its complexity;
  • Own three-point screws complicate the process of opening the console;
  • Replacing the display or digitizer requires heating to soften the glue.