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这周五是我们都等待了很久的日子:任天堂最新发售的能玩塞尔达的机器新的主机,任天堂 Switch。现在,让我们忘记游戏,一窥它的硬件。让 iFixit 带着你一起拆解它吧!

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Switch 发售快乐!以下是任天堂最新的携式/家用混合型游戏机的硬件参数:
  • Switch 发售快乐!以下是任天堂最新的携式/家用混合型游戏机的硬件参数:

    • 英伟达定制 Tegra 处理器

    • 6.2寸多点触摸 LCD显示屏,分辨率1280 × 720( 具有1920 × 1080分辨率HDMI输出能力)

    • 32 GB内置存储(2 TB 扩展存储,支持 microSDHC 或 microSDXC 标准)

    • 主机上有 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C 充电口和 3.5 mm 音频接口—— Switch 基座上还有三个标准 USB 接口

    • 立体声扬声器

    • 可充电锂电池,可供游戏2.5到6.5小时

    • 一对可分离无线 Joy-Con 控制器

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拆解 十分 困难,所以我们在Creative Electron的朋友认为用X光看看整个盒子能帮我们省点时间。
  • 拆解 十分 困难,所以我们在Creative Electron的朋友认为用X光看看整个盒子能帮我们省点时间。

  • 不过这仅仅使我们对即将到来的硬件拆解感到更为兴奋。我们把主机和基座拿出盒子,为了好玩又用X光透视了一遍。

    • 我们看到的大块黑色阴影是电池吗?

  • 现在,该关上X光机,拿出我们的工具了!

propaganda? where?

Daniel Arens - 回复

They spy, we spy but we won't tapp that...

Mike Atkins - 回复

  • 拆解前,先看看任天堂给我们准备了些什么。一台主机, 两个 Joy-Con 控制器,一个基座和一个 Joy-Con 握把。

  • 加上附带的 Joy-Con 控制器,Switch 大概有9.4 英寸宽, 4 英寸高,半英寸厚。

  • 加上了Joy-Con的Switch也只有0.88磅的重量,轻于1.1磅的Wii U GamePad.

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  • 让我们开始这次拆解吧

  • 让我们第一眼注意到的是掌机的型号—HAC-001

  • 快速地浏览下掌机,他拥有:

    • 位于掌机下方的MicroSD接口(令人惊讶)

    • USB-C(用于连接底座)

    • 3.5mm耳机接口

    • 任天堂专属的游戏卡接口

  • 风扇的通风口位于机器的顶部,最初的新闻说Switch在连接底座并提供1080P输出时会非常依赖冷却风道的作用

Any chance the USB-C port supports Thunderbolt 3? I've been holding out hope it does and Nintendo will sell a "Pro Dock" that has an eGPU for better performance while docked.

Toby Turner - 回复

You could do that with USB 3.1..

SpyderCanopus - 回复

3.5mm headphone jack. You didn't mention anything about TRRS. Does that mean that there is no audio / microphone in?

Nicholas Wagner - 回复

  • 可惜,三角螺丝守卫着Switch的入口,但是我们只需要拿出我们64bit工具包便可解决。

    • 三角螺丝是任天堂“禁止拆解”的标志,但是一旦你将他们卸下,便可轻易地打开背板—没有卡扣或是胶水。

  • 第一个进入我们眼中的东西是——没啥东西,只有一块金属屏蔽板

  • 即便如此,当拆开外壳后,MicroSD模块十分容易替换,这是一个对未来存储升级的好消息

Whats the model of SD card reader will it read UHS 3 SD cards??

peacepipe_au - 回复

What do I do if I strip the tru screws?

Allister Singh - 回复

please provide screw type please, no one knows what screws are actually in the device

natclay96 - 回复

2mm Tri-Wing screws.

Aaron Taylor - 回复

  • 接下来,是我们一直期待东西···Switch的内部,他终于出来了。

  • 他···看起来像台电脑!电池、热管、导热膏、风扇,他全都拥有。

    • 很明显,Switch十分重视电池和散热。

  • 根据紫色的硅脂来看,这块金属背板不止起到了支撑的作用,还肩负着散热的功能,将来自热管的热量分散到各处以加强散热功效。

    • 这样做应该可以分散热量,防止过高的温度融化塑料或是烫伤你的手指。

If we were to remove the back plate, what should we use to replace the purple compound used to transfer heat. Should we use typical CPU/GPU thermal paste such as Arctic Silver or is it even necessary to replace the compound?

Ambyli - 回复

i don’t think it would hurt to do so, but i am no expert.

Grockle88 _ - 回复

I would like to replace the purple glob with a copper shim, any guesses to the distance between the heat sink and aluminum shield?

Alan Li - 回复

  • 安全第一,我们在取出电池前先将电池接口卸下。

    • 许多游戏主机有一个电源接口而不是电池,但是Switch的特性让其不能拥有一般游戏主机的电源,这意味着Switch的续航时间有限。

    • 不像是3DS,Switch的电池并不支持用户自己更换,而是由任天堂提供有偿更换服务“plants to

  • Switch带有16Wh的电池,相较于Wii U GamePad的5.6Wh可更换电池更大,但是,它要供应的是一台游戏主机的电量,而不只是一个显示屏。

How is this battery not "User replaceable"?

Bally - 回复

It means is not that easy, you have to tear it down almost completely in order to replace it.

Ricardo Briceño - 回复

The lack of a user replaceable battery in this thing is BY FAR the lamest thing about it IMO... Though unfortunatly to be fair Vita's the same way. SO crazy lame.

Also sort of weird it has a cooling fan. I wasn't expecting that. Maybe it's off when undocked and running slower?

wolfpup3 - 回复

whats the weight of the switch battery in grams? and what type of battery cell is it?

justin thorpe - 回复

@Ricardo - I’m no fan of having to tear it down a bit to replace the battery, but this is by no means having to “tear it down almost completely in order to replace it.” I mean dude, steps 1-5 of this tear down consist of looking at the device, identifying the ports, and removing a few screws. After the screws you just lift the metal shield and unplug your battery. Not exactly rocket science. Step 5 even says, “but once you're past them the back cover lifts off easily—no clips or adhesive” so this couldn’t possibly get any easier. In fact after I remove those tri-point screws, I’ll just replace them with normal screws for future ease.

Army Turtle - 回复

Can this battery be charged by power bank ? (5V 1-2A?) any recomendations how to “mobile-charge” this console ?

Rodryk Pawłowski - 回复

Yes, it can be done. With a 20000 mAh power bank the portable console can last at least 10 hours while enjoying a game like MHXX.

Irrawa -

Hello, my battery connector is broken. Anybody knows where can I buy a new one?

Thanks,

joan

Joan - 回复

  • 卸下电池后,我们开始拆解下一个硬件:散热系统。

  • 热管是由simple Phillips螺丝固定,这意味着替换散热膏的工作应该很轻松

  • 我们想卸下风扇,但似乎我们只能从这里看到这个风扇—它被安装在I/O板之下。

  • 所以,我们卸下了游戏卡插槽和耳机接口。

Is the 3.5 mm jack a TRS or TRRS?

Erin Lewis - 回复

Is the chassis metal? It looks metalic through the screw holes.

alan mail - 回复

  • 当我们卸下I/O板之后,我们终于可以卸下风扇了。

  • 这个额定5V 0.33A的台达风扇由三颗螺丝加以橡胶减振安装在掌机中。

  • 风扇的存在相当于对便携式移动设备的电池寿命判以死刑,所以,有谣传称未连接底座的Switch其GPU将会被降频

    • 低分辨率运行可以减少电量消耗,另外,降低风扇转速也让Switch节省了一点电量

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  • 这是一个精密的主板;为了拿出来,我们翘掉了数字转换器,背光灯和扬声器排线,2个天线,和2个Joy-Con滑轨。之后拆了6个螺丝。

  • 但是!竟然eMMC闪存是从一块独立的电路板拆下来了!这真是极好的!

    • 任天堂做出了可拆卸闪存的6.2寸平板,所以不要说这不能。

    • 这个储存电路板的闪存是东芝(Toshiba )THGBMHG8C2LBAIL 32 GB eMMC NAND闪存。

  • 遗憾的是,这种极好的组建方式到了USB-C接口就没了。这个高度集中的地方将会要求一些特殊的手段来替换组件。

What does "Side-A" of the HAC-EMMC daughter board containing the single Toshiba THGBMHG8C2LBAIL 32 GB eMMC NAND Flash IC look like?

Jonathan Stanley - 回复

The USB port is soldered to the board conatining the most important hardware? I'd almost call this a form of planned obsolescence

Nicola Pfister - 回复

my usb c port just gave up on me and nintendo say it's not covered under the warranty. … the switch has hardly left the dock! nintendo say 175 pounds to replace the port! looks like i need to find another option! like learn to solder!

steve -

Is the flash soldered on to the PCB? If so, I wonder how hard it is to remove and swap with a bigger eMMC flash drive from Toshiba.

Jerome Santander - 回复

Looks like a Toshiba does make a 512Gb NAND flash model. Now the only question is can you switch between two flashes before bootup with this.

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e...

b0n3z - 回复

I just succesfully  soldered a new usb C port to the switch but it's pretty hard to do.

First of all, I used a hot air soldering workstation. Replaced all the (presumably) leadfree solder with normal leaded solder for better flexibility and a lower melting point. The difficult part is to make both rows of connections connect. This can be achieved by heating the board on the other side while somehow keeping pressure on the usbport and making sure the plastic components of the usbport don't melt. Quite a challenge!

What did the trick, for me at least, was to cut out a metal strip from a soda can, folded over and cut to the exact same width as to cover the plastic and serve as a heatshield. Also I used no-clean solderflux.

dan.kusters - 回复

  • 一小部分的 Miis 安装在主板正面的芯片:

    • 英伟达(NVIDIA) ODNX02-A2 (推测是基于Tegra X1的SoC)

    • 三星 (Samsung)K4F6E304HB-MGCH 2 GB LPDDR4 DRAM内存 (两块总计4GB)

    • 博通/赛普拉斯(Broadcom/Cypress) BCM4356 802.11ac 2×2 + 蓝牙 4.1 SoC

    • 美信集成 (Maxim Integrated)MAX77621AEWI+T 三相降压稳压器(x2)

    • M92T36 630380

Is that an LCI near the USB-C connector?

Positive Intent - 回复

There’s the connectivity issue! The series elements in the T-networks feeding the RF connectors are unpopulated, meaning the antennas aren’t connected. This is probably causing a 20dB-40dB hit in RF performance and decreasing battery life. If this is a production unit, Nintendo has a recall on their hands; software can’t fix that.

john horne - 回复

To be fair, there is a chance those series components have a tiny net tie across them, shorting them out. I can't tell from these photos. This would be cheaper than a jumper resistor, even at $0.001 each. They avoided slikscreen which does indicate they might be trying to aggressively keep PCB costs down. I wish I could get a closer look.

john horne -

  • 主板的背面:

    • 百利通半导体(Pericom Semiconductor)PI3USB30532 USB 3.0/DP1.2矩阵开关

    • 瑞昱(Realtek)ALC5639音频解码器

    • 美信半导体(Maxim Integrated)MAX77620AEWJ+T 电源管理集成单元

    • B1633 GCBRG HAC STD T1001216

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  • 立体扬声器被安装背壳上,拿下它并不需要费多大功夫。

    • 这个扬声器提供了最大限度的低音,较大的隔膜可以提供更多的空气,这项移植让低音更加澎湃,但最初的报道称这个扬声器依旧“高音强劲

  • Philips螺丝将Joy-Con滑轨固定在中框的两端

    • 每个滑轨都有一组卡扣以连接Joy-Con,并通过电缆将按键连接到主板上

Do you know similar speakers which can be used as replacement?

Jube - 回复

Im not sure, but they look the same as the New 3ds ones

tbolado -

I was able to successfully replace mine with a New 3DS speaker

Mil - 回复

My left speaker just blew!! how does the 3DS speaker hold up ?

Scott Jones - 回复

  • 与许多现代触屏设备不同的是,内屏和外屏不是合在一起的,这说明你可以单独地替换任一组件。Nitendo,感谢保持你的可维修性!

  • 屏幕被四周的双面胶粘着。我们一边加热一边撬,好不容易才把内屏拆下来。

    • 但可惜在我们感到激动的时候,我们粗心的拆解员不小心把内屏排线搞炸了。前车之鉴,维修的人一定注意了!

Is the digitizer glass or plastic??

Paul Reynolds - 回复

^^ I'd like to know this as well.

Lucas Luxton - 回复

It feels like and flexes like plastic.

dave - 回复

It's perma-fused to the plastic, I take it? If so I'm rather disappointed. I'm not fond of screen protectors and would much rather someone put out a replacement instead.

Erin Lewis - 回复

So the Screen is technically replaceable? Would it be possible to put a new screen on?

Mitchell Laurence - 回复

  • 像是圣代中的樱桃?这块LCD显示屏十分容易拆卸。

    • 增加设备的便携性通常意味着其更可能掉落,所以任天堂选择了一条让容易损坏的设备能够更容易维修的道路。

  • 随着屏幕的卸下,这台游戏主机被处理的差不多了—但我们还未完成拆解。

    • 呃,我们把手柄放哪了···

hello , is it IPS or TN or VA LCD ?

ttt ttt - 回复

IPS by Japan Display Inc. But what is the LCD model #?

Girl Usocrzy - 回复

hello there i was wondering what type of connecter does screen have

sir spudly - 回复

  • 任天堂通过使用一些颜色提醒我们这些看似完全一样的Joy-Con事实上拥有完全不一样的功能

    • 不一样的手柄有着不一样的编号,霓虹蓝手柄的编号是HAC-015,而霓虹红的手柄则是HAC-016。

  • 霓虹色不是你的料?那真是太糟了,你好像无法使用贴纸来完全盖住它真正的颜色

  • Joy-Con并不防水,任天堂甚至建议不要在鱼缸旁使用Switch

    • ···或是在一个笔记本,无线耳机,无线打印机,微波炉,无线音箱,智能手表,无线电话的旁边—基本上,你最好在洞穴中使用。

Any idea on the type of plastic for the Joy-Con shells? ABS, nylon, something else (if so, what)?

Jonathan Stanley - 回复

If you didn't already notice- the step 17 photos of the inside of the shells seem to indicate it's polycarbonate + ABS

David Eltzroth -

I sort of wish I'd been able to get the model that includes the red/blue controllers LOL

wolfpup3 - 回复

I broke my Joy Con a while back and the 2L button is missing. Would you happen to know where I can get a replacement part for that?

Clinton Wong - 回复

3D printer: www.thingiverse.com Search “Nintendo Switch Joycon”

Army Turtle -

  • 虽然我们不是遗传学家,但是我们还是拿出了手术刀撬棒将他们拆开比较下这对双胞胎

  • 每个手柄都配备有一个1.9Wh的锂离子电池,拥有蓝牙、加速计/陀螺仪以及一个触觉“HD Rumble”马达。

  • 任天堂声称Joy-Con手柄可以支持20小时的游戏时间,同时它需要3.5小时来充电。

    • 使用Joy-Con charging grip对两个手柄进行充电就好像是一个手柄一般,如果他们没有被分成两半的话。

Might want to clarify that the Joy-Con charging grip does not have a battery so there is no boost from the grip itself. You have to plug the grip into a power source (through USB) to get the joy-cons to charge at all when they are attached to the charging grip. Otherwise the grip acts exactly like the included non-charging grip.

Brice Gilbert - 回复

Oh goody...more sealed proprietary batteries. LAME.

wolfpup3 - 回复

  • 传言说Joy-Con上吸附滑动轨的东西不耐用,所以我们停下仔细看看。

  • 轨道本身,在Switch的两边,金属做的,挺不错的。

  • 它的Joy-Con那边的“同伴”是用塑料做的,这可能正是你想要的—如果出了问题,你应该能以更便宜的价格维修或买到新的组件。

This piece of plastic in joy-con can be exchanged for example metal? It should be better than plastic

Robert - 回复

Where would I find the metal replacement ?

Chris Cruz - 回复

For replacement, search google for Alloy Buckle Lock

Niklas Hansen - 回复

  • 我们脱下了控制器的皮,给它内部来张特写。我们带给你红对蓝比赛。

  • 我们不仅仅探究表面—内部我们也要研究。红色的Joy-Con带着IR感应器硬件和NFC天线。

    • IR硬件带着一个相机和四个IR LED。据任天堂所说,相机能感应手势的形状,距离,未来还将支持录制视频。LED的用途我们估计是用红外线照亮旁边的物品来使它们更能轻易检测到。

  • 你知道哪些是两个手柄都有的吗?两个十字螺丝固定外壳,两个十字螺丝固定主板。就这样。

    • 蓝色你就看着红色被拆下来吧。

  • 在它们的底部都有一个5.5克的超高精度振动器

I had to send my Left Joy-Con for a repair on day one because the L button was acting erratically. I first noticed it when I tried to write my credit card number. I had made a mistake and tried to go back using tbe L button. When I pressed the button, my text cursor moved all the way to the left even though the button was in normal position (seemingly unpressed).

I wonder what caused this. Fun fact: Pressing the plastic piece between ZL and L button activated the sensor for L button.

Does the iFixit team has any idea what caused my problem? Thanks!

Philippe Morin - 回复

Any component info on the Joystick? Manufacturer ROM etc?

Eamonn Clerkin - 回复

the left Joy-Con Joystick and the right Joy-Con Joystick are the same?

4646dudu - 回复

  • 我们拆下了控制器主板来研究下。现在展示的是有许多功能的红色Joy-Con主板(蓝色的稍微不一样,但外形都差不多):

    • 博通 BCM20734 蓝牙 4.1/2.4 GHz 收发器

    • 意法半导体 NFCBEA 812006 33 (像NFC读取器)

    • 旺宏国际 MX25U4033E 4 Mb CMOS 闪存

The chip in the center of the board is probably a Bosch BMI160 (6-DOF Inertial sensor)

Luko - 回复

Would love to see photos of both controller PCBs. Only one side is shown.

Jeff Keyzer - 回复

I would also like to have both joy-con because I had to send the Left one for a repair because I had troubles with the L button.

Philippe Morin - 回复

Is that white quad next to home button LED?

Damian Wielk - 回复

Does anyone know whether the joycons use this chip in Classic/EDR mode, or in Smart/LE mode?

fury - 回复

  • 拆解更新:正好来看看我们拿到的秘密武器,我们掀开了触觉反馈马达的盖子,它其实是一个 线性共振螺线管 (LRA) ,用来支持Switch的高精度震动。

    • 这个线性共振螺线管看起来和我们之前从Oculus触控器, HTC Vive, 以及Steam 控制器上拆下来的很像。

    • 我们又拆开了Oculus Touch的触觉马达,它的内部和这个一模一样。

  • 在它的内部,这个震动马达十分标准。 它本质是一个安装在变质组件上的音圈,位于一对强力磁铁旁。

  • 然而,有趣的是这个LRA似乎是沿着其短轴震动, 而大多数触觉反馈马达是沿着它们的长轴震动。

What, no slow mo video?

kyletallent - 回复

If it is like this haptic module, it appears to be able to oscillate in 2 axes: http://www.alps.com/prod/info/E/HTML/Act...

Aziz Nawrozie - 回复

pretty sure it is the Alps dual axis haptic. It only needs two wires because the magnets are polarized diagonally.

Max Chen - 回复

it occilates in two directions at different frequencies. Only needs two wires because the magnets are magnetized diagonally (half the face is North and half is South.)

Max Chen - 回复

  • 在破门而入之前,我们的朋友Creative Electron先进行了侦查。我们可不想踩到任何地雷。

  • 让我们坦诚相见:X光片比我们见到的更酷。基于其用途,底座的构成很简单,是内置一块有少量端口 的电路板的盒子。包括:

    • 两个 USB 2.0 端口

    • AC 适配器端口

    • HDMI 端口

    • 一个 USB 3.0 端口

  • 根据任天堂的说法,后部的USB端口发布时仅支持USB 2.0。将来的更新将带来USB 3.0的支持。

thanks for info on this.

does this dock board have power regulator/protection/fuse/whateveryoumaycallit that protects the switch in case the official charger goes haywire?

MyPerk Tv - 回复

How much ampere are the USB ports ??

iltenerone - 回复

What is the FFC connected to?

Adam Cove - 回复

  • 坞两侧的鱼和 芯片:

    • 旺宏(Macronix) 国际MX25L512E 512 Kb CMOS闪存

    • 旺宏(Macronix)国际MX25V2006E 2 Mb CMOS 闪存

    • Megachips STDP2550 移动显示端口 (MyDP)至 HDMI 转换器

    • M92T17 623382

    • 意法半导体(STMicroelectronics) 32P048

    • VIA Labs VL210 USB 3.0 Hub 控制器

    • M92T55 633416

Got some issues with the coloring of your little rectangles. M92T55 is pink on the photo, and the M92T17 is dark blue.

LDM - 回复

What's the dimension of the motherboard?

Zero - 回复

I would love it if someone could provide a drawing of the motherboard with dimensions in inches. For 3d printing purposes.

Rcmaniac Ten -

can get a name/model of the ribbon cable from the board that finishes as usb-c?

rusenikolovski - 回复

I need the same information. Have you figured it out yet?

The Real JaeLinx -

I need another ribbon cable. What type would be a good replacement

The Real JaeLinx - 回复

M92T17 is an ROHM chip.

Blue - 回复

  • 是时候欣赏我们的最美摆拍摆拍图啦!这就是任天堂Switch内部组成的合影。

  • 再次感谢我们的超级视觉担当Creative Electron!

  • 现在我们将尽快将它重新组装——游戏时间到。

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  • 除了屏幕部分,其它的地方都用螺丝来固定组件。
  • 许多的组件,包括摇杆,卡带读取器,和耳机插口都是单独可以替换的。
  • 电池在附着于其外壳时是模块化的,可由用户更换。
  • 内外屏不是融合在一起的,可以减少修复的开支,但也使得维修变得繁琐。
  • 所有的三点螺丝会限制用户打开Switch。
  • 换个屏幕或触摸外屏需要加热和撬开,因为粘的太牢固了。
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Yes it has 4GB of RAM in the form of 2x 16Gb (or 2 gigabyte each) Samsung LPDDR4 RAM chips.

acaaew -

Does the HD Rumble operate the same way Apple's Taptic Engine works?

Dimitri Bouniol - 回复

Probably not. The Taptic Engine is a linear oscillator, but the Switch probably uses a 3-D oscillator: That means the weight can move freely in all three directions.

Ethan Zuo -

Single pair of wires means single axis of movement.

Lemming -

two wires true, but magnets are magnetized diagonally and the W shape of the spring arms gives different spring rate in X and Y. Powered, the coil moved diagonally to the corner. Once let go, it occilates in different frequencies in X and Y.

Max Chen -

surprised to learn there's 4GB of RAM

Kai - 回复

Well it's double the RAM in the Wii U. Four times as much if you count the 1 GB used by the Wii U OS when not playing games.

Ethan Zuo -

But also let's not compare Apples and Oranges, ARM architecture needs much less RAM than x86 to perform well, you can't simply compare ARM, PowerPC and x86 with 4GB of RAM and think they will all have the same performance.

theSUBVERSIVE -

<<<But also let's not compare Apples and Oranges, ARM architecture needs much less RAM than x86 to perform well>>>

No it doesn't. That's just...not correct at all.

And yeah, Switch has 2x the RAM as Wii U, though who knows how much will be accessible by games. Obviously all consoles reserve some RAM, but for some reason the Wii U reserved half of it (though that still left more than 2x the RAM versus 360 and PS3, which is maybe why they didn't care that they were reserving so much).

wolfpup3 -

Does the micro sd slot support UHS II (ie. has support for two rows of pins inside)? No one seems to care about this info in the teardowns lol

rosta.pospisil - 回复

I care a lot myself too. I would even like to know what spec version of the SD Association it supports. Does it only comply to version 3.01 (UHS-1) or could it comply to the new 5.1 version or even 6.0?

Philippe Morin -

Thank god i'm not the only one that cares about this. The difference between UHS-I and II could mean half of game load times from the microSD.

Ashler -

I too would like to know this. [and on all devices.]

Josh -

Looking at the photos, It does not have the extra pins, it only has 8 legs, common for a plain SD card reader.

Toby Webb -

Game load times always seem to be CPU bottlenecked on consoles anyway.

alexatkin -

Please deconstruct the rumble motor

Vince - 回复

Possibly the most interesting part of the design.

fastm3driver -

Do we know the thermal envelope of the cpu/gpu? I'm wondering if it's on the verge of needing a fan. If so, a die shrink version might not need the fan anymore freeing up a lot of space for a bigger battery.

fastm3driver -

Added! Check out step 21.

Evan Noronha -

I agree with Vince, I'd love to see what's inside that rumble pack. I'm betting on the same thing apple has with their taptic, but with a slightly heavier weight.

Ryan Mitchell - 回复

I really want to know what's inside the hd rumble motor! Sounds more complex than Apple's one...

Mr. Doge - 回复

Modular eMMC? I smell bigger storage variant from Nintendo.. Anytime Soon..

Yosia Sulistian - 回复

Makes me wonder if we could clone the drive onto a larger drive.

vegetaban -

Like the wiiU they know it's kinda a small amount but most people won't care at launch. I bet they even double it by xmas. Or make a more expensive version with the charging dock, 64 memory, and a Zelda or mario included. It will seem like a deal!

fastm3driver -

Guys any info on the antenna in the main body of the console or joycons for the broadcom chips? I cant see much of a BT antenna in the joycons at all from the pics. Unless theyre PCB etched?

Patrick Frost - 回复

The BT antenna in the blue joycon is pcb etched, just on the outside of the joystick. I don’t see it on the red joycon pcb at all, though.

sigoshi -

Can we get an x-ray of the HD rumble motor? Would be interesting to see how it works and whether it's a similar mechanism to the Taptic Engine.

Jason - 回复

Jason, I'm assuming that you are wanting a video of the LRA in action as a static X-ray of the device would look pretty much like what the teardown looks like only with less color. There's an awful lot of metal there and it's just going to look like a dark block.

Actually, if you look at the X-ray of the system with attached controllers, you can easily make out the dark blocks that are the LRAs.

ritslvids -

Would it be theoretically possible to deliver HDMI over USB-C when you are not docked? I'm thinking when you visit a friend and you don't want to bring the dock etc. to play on a big screen.

Marc Schiller - 回复

You can disassemble the dock and bring the internal board along

Cuong Phan -

Let the time work. I think there will be cables to get the HDMI out of the USB C. In the past, for every console there was a lot of non Nintendo accessories from third-party. Why should it be other this time?

TheLOD2010 -

There are many YouTube vids trying out different USB-C 2 HDMI docs, but AFAIK there is noone which works until now.

I tested it myself with the Microsoft Display Dock for its latest Lumias, but it did not work. Hopefully there will be a solution soon as I use my switch docked at two different locations and do not want to pack the dock everytime.

alex.saternus -

Megachips STDP2550 Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP) to HDMI Converter, part of the dock. You need a MyDP to HDMI converter, as the Switch puts out DP and not HDMI.

Xander Zoolander -

Theres no Nintendo word write on the board why this is not a Nintendo console?

Ricardo CB Pereira - 回复

This is a Nintendo Console.

Reid Fleishman -

Does anyone know what the voltage range of the AC adapter is? Is it 100-240 V AC considering the Switch is now a region free console?

Sagat - 回复

It's USB-C on the console and the dock. Any USB-C charger should provide a charge - so if you had an international charger that supports USB-C you should be good. One of the photos shows 15V / 2.6A input on the dock and the same on the tablet itself.

The x-ray they show at the top shows the US-style prongs on the charger and those are sold supporting US voltage only with a built-in USB-C cable (i.e. the cable can't be unplugged and used on a different adapter)

Jimmy -

The charger that came with my US Switch is rated 100-240. Finally I can throw my transformer away.

Tim Hurley -

Region free powersupply's are very common these days. They are cheap. Under 75W they are more cheaper, because in the EU you will need PFC over 75W. Active PFC is expensive, so a non region free supply will be get more benefit to the manufacturer @75W+.

So the charger of the Switch and every Phone are under 75W and can be build simply with an PSU driver chip and only a few more components. For every Voltage.

TheLOD2010 -

Although it is true that 100-240V power supplies are very common, previous Nintendo portables have been something of an outlier in this regard. The charger with my 3DSXL was 120 only, and that was 2012, years after 100-240 was standard elsewhere.

Tim Hurley -

I wonder if the Bluetooth transceiver different in both joy con, as there are connection problems in the left one but not in the right one.

PKMGO Ajimu - 回复

no cartridges teardown

yenmax - 回复

Well it would be pretty boring. It's just a 16 GB storage chip on a fiberglass board with gold-plated contacts.

Ethan Zuo -

Wow, 16GB cartridges? That's pretty awesome! I loved back in the day when Nintendo Power would list cartridge sizes, just because I'm curious about stuff like that...wish I knew how big a given 3DS/DS/Vita game I'm playing was.

wolfpup3 -

Lick the cartridge!

Ethan Zuo - 回复

Please!!!!!!!

Ethan Zuo -

There's definitely 4GB of RAM inside of the Switch...two 2GB chips of LPDDR4.

Brent Murphree - 回复

Max bandwidth of the 3.0 port for the console? Could be very telling when/if Nintendo launches a dock with an upgraded GPU in it that could (possibly) run in SLI with the SoC GPU.

Shankovich - 回复

It would had been better if it was USB type-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3.0 for that purpose. Thunderbolt 3.0 is 8x faster than USB 3.0 and to act like a SLI eGPU, 5Gbps isn't enough for a considerable boost, if it was Thunderbolt 3.0 it would be much more future proof. Since it's just USB 3.0, I'm not sure if Nintendo is really thinking about an eGPU, which is a pity. But I hope someone with more knowledge could say what could Nintendo actually achieve with USB 3.0 regarding an extra graphics boost, I wonder if that would be enough for 4K in the future, but it doens't look like it.

theSUBVERSIVE -

Even TB 3 ends in PCIe 3.0 4x. This is to slow fore 4K gaming too. The actual 4K Graphics needs PCIe 3.0 8x as minimum to run with more than 24 fps.

It is no eGPU in existence that can bring a low power system 4K gaming. For the Switch die CPU will be the next limiting part.

TheLOD2010 -

You'll never get any form of functional dual GPU solution through USB - both bandwidth and latency are far too bad for that to be even remotely functional. Not going to happen.

And for those of you talking about Thunderbolt 3: TB3 is an Intel-developed tech. There's zero evidence of it even being considered for implementation outside of X86 systems. Heck, it doesn't even work on AMD-based systems, and those are X86! TB3 on ARM will never happen.

Trond Aasland -

Thunderbolt is an Intel proprietary external PCIe port. Nvidia would need to develop their own proprietary external PCIe solution.

The Switch would also need extra hardware for this, mainly a couple more ICs.

But it could work since USB type C allows an extra set of data lanes to be used at a non-USB port, this is how the Switch outputs a MyDP signal (which the dock has a MyDP-HDMI converter). But currently, the Switch doesn't have supporting hardware for an external/hybrid gpu setup.

Xander Zoolander -

I don't know what its wrong with the guys befor me, but it's definitly USB 3.1 Standart with an USB-C Port.

USB-C is a standart for the port/plug, and can be provided with USB 2.0 to 3.1.

Only USB 3.1 Standart provides the feature of sending video signals over the cable, and the technical Standart USB 3.1 must be shipped with an C-Port/plug.

That make TB3 only 4 times faster, in cost of an proprietary plug and protocol.

Nintendo isn't so uneconomy and so the choice was USB, cause everybody got USB-devices.

Gordon Kracht -

Sounds like a really bad idea to be honest.

Karl Fahrman -

How do the joycons charge from the console, where are the connectors for power transfer?

Tony - 回复

Step 17 picture 3 -> metal contacts with flatflex cable tu the joycon pcb.

TheLOD2010 -

Also step 13, third picture, is the Switch's side of it. The contacts are on the underside of the rail.

Xander Zoolander -

Is digitizer is made of glass or plastic?

Maciej Jerominek - 回复

It is made of plastic.

Evan Noronha -

So the cooling setup goes SoC - thermal paste - copper shim - thermal paste - cold plate - thermal paste -back plate. Granted the cold plate and heatpipe is the main deal, not the backplate.

You could argue that's similar to a CPU integrated heat spreader, but those are more form fitting and sometimes soldered for better heat dissipation. Cooling setup seems like a not great design, especially as DF clocked the vent area at 52 degrees Celsius. From a mobile SoC.

tipoo - 回复

It's actually;

SoC > thermal paste > the shield/cover around the SoC and nearby components > copper shim > thermal paste > pad >mounting bracket and copper pipe, with what looks to be a layer of material between the bracket and heatpipe; also can't tell if the bracket is brazed to the sides of the heat pipe, or if it's under the heat pipe > thermal paste > backplate.

Also keep in mind that the SoC has an internal heat spreader, with is either soldered or pasted to the chip itself. So there's even more interfaces.

The 'pad' on the heat pipe can be seen on Gamer Nexus' video here: https://youtu.be/obz5tE1mdV0?t=10m46s

I also wonder what effects that shield/cover on the SoC is going to have on the DRAM it covers when it heats up.

So there's 10+ parts on top of the silicon including the IHS and it's solder/paste, 9 if the mounting bracket is brazed to the sides of the heat pipe, 10 if the heat pipe is on top of the bracket. Keep in mind that a standard computer only has 4-5 layers on top of the silicon.

Xander Zoolander -

I think seeing the inside of a game cart would be interesting, see if the pinout is different from SD.

tipoo - 回复

Thanks your well-detailed analysis it's possible to complete wikipedia semantic info about objects components and get this:

https://tools.wmflabs.org/reasonator/?&q... (look at "has part" section)

P.D.: more info https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiObje...

Qupro - 回复

I'm guessing the screen cover is made of plastic and not glass?

guitrasher - 回复

Yes, the screen cover is made from plastic.

Reid Fleishman -

What about the cartridges? Can you open one?

Philippe Morin - 回复

hello ,

is the screen IPS or VA or TN ?

ttt ttt - 回复

Came here to ask this as well. Display is TN or IPS?

Dirty Potter -

Definitely not TN, the viewing angles are great. But, idk if it's VA or IPS.

markjkuebel -

What are the screw dimensions? It would be nice to have a set of spare screws sitting around to replace them if they break/strip whilst opening the Switch in future.

Thomas Plummer - 回复

Your teardown doesn't seem to include flavors of any of the components... Was this an oversight, or are you planning to update this information in the future?

erixtyminutes - 回复

Could you guys nail down the die size for us?

tipoo - 回复

Now let's hope that Nintendo will start replacing all the systems that shipped with dead pixels instead of telling us it's normal.

http://www.techspot.com/news/68401-ninte...

marcpgreen - 回复

Nintendo Switch Dock Set (with a separate Switch Dock, AC adapter and HDMI cable) will cost $89.99. After seeing this video, Nintendo is really screwing over the consumer with a price like that.

marcpgreen - 回复

No they're not, at least not versus what anyone else is charging. These types of adapters are expensive, and it's an active adapter.

Maybe they should be much cheaper, but Microsoft, Apple, etc. charge similar.

wolfpup3 -

Can you give a close up and any part number on the usb port on the switch. I would love to know if that is an off the shelf part that I could get from digikey if need be. It appears to be a midmount design that I am familiar with(Molex I think), but I cant get a clear shot of it from your pictures

Tyler Daughtry - 回复

You can click on any of our photos and delete the .huge from the end of the URL to view it in full/original resolution (which is usually 30+ megapixels). Here's the shot of the USB port on the Switch Console motherboard. Hope it helps you find what you are looking for!

Jeff Suovanen -

Kinda want to try swapping thermal paste with some Arctic Silver or something to see if it improves dissipation at all. Not sure that would aid performance but might be worth a go. Not really sure how I'd measure any impact though... Can't exactly monitor the Chip temp.

Russell Applin - 回复

Or perhaps with Coolaboratory liquid ultra. Check it out! It smokes Arctic Silver in the tests.

Haven Games -

I was wondering if it was possible to take apart the front of the dock and get rid of the rail that could scratch the screen. Seems like it should still be functional after completely removing it.

tophoos - 回复

Then you risk the Switch falling over as its vertical rather than at an angle. So you get a scratched screen AND potentially destroy the USB-C connector, the most difficult part to replace.

alexatkin -

It looks like different Switches use different eMMC chips.

Yours had a Toshiba THGBMHG8C2LBAIL.

Gamer Nexus' Switch had a Samsung KLMBG2JENB-B041; seen here https://youtu.be/obz5tE1mdV0?t=9m40s

Samsung's is .2mm thicker at 1mm thick.

I'd like to see someone do a swap with a larger sized chip.

Xander Zoolander - 回复

Update: according to a forum, the devkit switch has a 64GB chip, and people have already done mods to read and write the chip outside of the switch.

The only problem that might arise is the Samsung chip has 2bit MLC (Toshiba doesn't give that spec) on their 32GB chip in the Gamers Nexus' Switch, their largest 2bit MLC chip is 128GB, they offer a 256GB chip but that has a 3bit MLC.

There's hope for storage mods, and there's hopes for a larger storage switch.

Xander Zoolander -

Hi, the stick on Joy-Con are analog or not ? When i tried to use in x360ce it look like a d-pad ?

blaplace - 回复

What model and screen type is the LCD? Why bother pulling it without giving us the part number or identifying marks?

Bitvar - 回复

Can anyone find out what size the player number LEDs are that are on the joycons?

Kyle Ferguson - 回复

As always, a great tear down iFixit! Thanks for keeping the world in the know!

Wagon Fixin - 回复

Are the analogue sticks interchangeable? Would a stick in a spare right joycon work in a left joycon that needs a replacement stick?

Benjamin - 回复

Was the left Joy-Con's 4-button mechanism (circuit board & chassis) the same as the right Joy-Con's? I'm planning on modding a Joy-Con with a replacement (Sega Saturn) D-Pad, so I'd love to see more detail about the D buttons, for example, popping off the rubber buttons on the Joy-Con board and see what's underneath (something you could potentially solder to?). Thanks.

Haven Games - 回复

So how can I tell I will be buying a switch with the fix version of controllers that no longer loses connectivity?

Marlon Alucard - 回复

Any similar speakers for replacement?

Jube - 回复

Really need to find a replacement speaker as well. My right speaker started popping then now no sound comes out unless i put pressure on the membrane. Basically its broken now.

Mil -

Update: My right speaker started popping and then just stopped working. I sucessfully replaced it with a New 3DS speaker

Mil -

Is there anywhere I might be able to buy replacement parts for the switch?

Nathan Alan hansen - 回复

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diego - 回复

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diego -

The ZL button of my left joy-con is not responding. Does anybody knows if this is something that can be fix? Or i gonna need a replacement?

marcoscrispim - 回复

What do you use for doing X-Rays ?

Aditya Agarwal - 回复

My right joy-con can be used on console, but it can't be charging........Orz

I tried to change left joy-con's battery to right, but either....

Have any idea can fix it?

pmanyeh - 回复

Is there a place to order replacement parts? My Joystick is jacked up and needs replaced.

Brian Johnson - 回复

+1

I'm just looking for the L + XL buttons ribbon cable. Where can we get replacement parts?

Rockus Ultimus - 回复

So where excactly do you find a mate on the Joy-Con side plastic?

Dexter - 回复

Very Cool! I want to see the graphics card next time!

Ultimate Gamer - 回复

When does the replacement parts comes out?

xFELYNEx xFx - 回复

Hey there, I've managed to have something jam the USB-C port and it's mushed the end of the black pin connector. How feasible is it to bring the system to a local repair shop and have them replace the port for me? Am I out of luck and will have to send it in to Nintendo for repairs?

carlos.chai - 回复

If I tore a ribbon cable in a joy on, any ideas on where to source a replacement?

Clark Sessions - 回复

Was it a ribbon from inside your JoyCon?

zacharywd -

Patrick Frost and John Horne were asking question about the antenna or antennas. SamitSakar wrote an article on the users complaining about the weakness of WIFI. If the wiring is incorrect which Patrick Frost alluded to then how does it get resolved. Is there only one antenna or more. For example iphone has 9 antenna. Slide 11, Researching the Broadcom/Cypress BCM4356 features “Single-stream and dual-stream IEEE 802.11ac solution with data rates up to 433.3 and 866.7 Mb/s” Hence it’s not the chip but the antenna configuration. Perhaps there should be more. Any input? All ears?

hebrwn - 回复

Hello our son has inserted a Micro USB into the USB-C socket. Now the pins are bent and the Device cannot be loaded. Does anyone know where I can get a Nintendo USB 3.1 Type C jack to replace it or an alternative jack?

marijankruljac - 回复

I’m looking for a replacement flatflex cable for the Left Joycon. It’s the cable that goes inside the switch. If anyone can help me locate one that would be awesome.

zacharywd - 回复

Can anyone direct me to a place where I can find replacement MicroSD card boards?

Jake Wharton - 回复

Can someone help me? On step 19 , there’s a flex cable coming out of the joycon where the LED is , mine is malfunctioning it doesn’t work properly , if I open the joycon and stretch the cable the led lights works normally , but when I fold it to close the joycon it stops working, I think the cable somehow is broken inside I dont know…but anyway , is there a place that I can buy only this part so I can replace it? I don’t even know the name of this cable ;(

floyd - 回复

Any clues on the model of the IR camera? I’m interested to know how sensitive it is, the Labo shows some interesting stuff, but it makes me wonder if it’s got a high enough resolution to read QR codes made up of reflective material.

Richard Hodgson - 回复

Does anybody know if I can replace the c-stick sensors? I dont know if im using the correct word here, but mines pretty much messed up, i have two sets of joycons and only right ones broke twice, and I might be able to fix them by exchanging it.

TehVilly - 回复

Hey, this might be a silly question, but should I wear any safety equipment when taking apart the joy-Con? To protect the controller, not myself. Obviously disconnect the battery, but will static electricity do anything? Should I be aware of anything else? Thanks!

Isaac - 回复

Hi I strip one of the screw of bad that even super glue did’t work. To remove the glue is use a drill (1mm) drill bit and hand turn to scrape the glue out. Anyother idea? Will epoxy work?

jonathan ambrose - 回复

Where can I buy all of these parts featured in the video?

Matt Seibert - 回复

How many Connector Pins are on/what kind of connector is on the Swich LCD Flex Cable

Alex Sparks - 回复

What is screwdriver used to take off the screws on the bottom and on the joycon rail on the switch?

Branden D - 回复

I wouldn’t knock it for the tri-wing screws. They use Philips plenty once you get in. they are meant to act as a deterrent to mildly curious children who can get their hands on a small Phillips a little too easily “speaking as a former kiddo that broke a toy or two in this way…”. i’d say good job Nintendo overall and would give a slightly higher repair-ability score. maybe an 8.5.

Alan Warrick - 回复

my switch dont charging i have replace the chip M92T36 but nothing help

the switch dont starting

any Idea?

berlin.suratthani.imbiss - 回复

I was wondering if the microswitch for the R button (not zr) was modular and if it required soldering to fix.

Peter P - 回复

How Many Screws Total?

Upbeatheat - 回复

are you available for BROADCOM BCM20734 ?The old part BCM20730 i have ,but it is out of date

willis - 回复

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