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This guide will help you replace the shell of the Left Joy-Con on your Nintendo Switch (model HAC-015).

If your Joy-Con shell is cracked or showing discoloration, you may want to replace it. The Joy-Con shell protects its inner components while also giving it an aesthetic appeal. A damaged shell will eventually damage the inner components and can also make it uncomfortable to play.

You can find replacement shells on Amazon, where they are much cheaper than buying them through Nintendo. These come in many different colors and designs.

When following the steps, be sure not to strip any of the screws or remove any components using too much force. Any small damage can cause your Joy-Con to not work after reassembly.

If you would also like to replace the Right Joy-Con shell, there is a helpful guide on iFixit that can walk you through that process.

  1. Remove the four Tri-Point Y00 screws from the back panel of the Joy-Con.
    • Remove the four Tri-Point Y00 screws from the back panel of the Joy-Con.

  2. Insert an opening pick into the seam at the bottom edge of the controller (opposite the L and ZL buttons). Slowly slide the flat edge of your opening pick up the side of the Joy-Con. Slowly slide the flat edge of your opening pick up the side of the Joy-Con.
    • Insert an opening pick into the seam at the bottom edge of the controller (opposite the L and ZL buttons).

    • Slowly slide the flat edge of your opening pick up the side of the Joy-Con.

  3. With the charging rail facing away from you, open the Joy-Con like a laptop. Do not fully remove the back panel yet; there are still two ribbon cables connecting the charging rail to the motherboard.
    • With the charging rail facing away from you, open the Joy-Con like a laptop.

    • Do not fully remove the back panel yet; there are still two ribbon cables connecting the charging rail to the motherboard.

  4. Gently pry the battery connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard using a spudger. This will keep the Joy-Con from powering on during the repair.
    • Gently pry the battery connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard using a spudger. This will keep the Joy-Con from powering on during the repair.

    • Use caution while working around the vibration motor cable that runs close to the battery connector.

  5. Insert a spudger between the battery and the Joy-Con housing. Gently pry out the battery, which is lightly taped in place.
    • Insert a spudger between the battery and the Joy-Con housing.

    • Gently pry out the battery, which is lightly taped in place.

    • Be careful not to deform or puncture the battery.

  6. Remove the three 3.5 mm golden Phillips #00 screws from the midframe.
    • Remove the three 3.5 mm golden Phillips #00 screws from the midframe.

  7. Carefully flip the midframe over, away from the motherboard, as if you were turning the page of a book.
    • Carefully flip the midframe over, away from the motherboard, as if you were turning the page of a book.

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  9. The ZL button is locked in place by a small ZIF connector on the motherboard. Use tweezers to flip the ZIF connector lock opposite the cable. Use tweezers to gently pull the ZL button flex cable out of the ZIF connector socket. The midframe is now disconnected and can be removed.
    • The ZL button is locked in place by a small ZIF connector on the motherboard. Use tweezers to flip the ZIF connector lock opposite the cable.

    • Use tweezers to gently pull the ZL button flex cable out of the ZIF connector socket. The midframe is now disconnected and can be removed.

  10. Unlock the rail's top ZIF connector and then disconnect the cable. Unlock the rail's bottom ZIF connector and disconnect the cable. We can now remove the rail from the back frame.
    • Unlock the rail's top ZIF connector and then disconnect the cable.

    • Unlock the rail's bottom ZIF connector and disconnect the cable. We can now remove the rail from the back frame.

    • Remove the ZL button and its spring.

  11. Remove the screw holding the rail in place. Remove the rail from the back frame and set it off to the side. Remove the screw holding the rail in place. Remove the rail from the back frame and set it off to the side. Remove the screw holding the rail in place. Remove the rail from the back frame and set it off to the side.
    • Remove the screw holding the rail in place. Remove the rail from the back frame and set it off to the side.

  12. Remove the latch button and set it off to the side.
    • Remove the latch button and set it off to the side.

  13. Depress the latch underneath the trigger using tweezers. Gently pry the trigger off. Make sure to note the position of the two springs under the trigger as they will need to go back in the same spot on the new mid-frame.
    • Depress the latch underneath the trigger using tweezers. Gently pry the trigger off.

    • Make sure to note the position of the two springs under the trigger as they will need to go back in the same spot on the new mid-frame.

  14. Remove the screw holding the circuit board for the trigger in place. Remove the circuit board.
    • Remove the screw holding the circuit board for the trigger in place.

    • Remove the circuit board.

  15. Remove the screws holding the joystick in place. Unlock the ZIF connector and remove the ribbon cable using tweezers.
    • Remove the screws holding the joystick in place.

    • Unlock the ZIF connector and remove the ribbon cable using tweezers.

  16. Remove the joystick. Remove the joystick.
    • Remove the joystick.

  17. Remove the screws holding the circuit board for the minus and ZL buttons. Remove the  circuit board. Remove the  circuit board.
    • Remove the screws holding the circuit board for the minus and ZL buttons.

    • Remove the circuit board.

  18. Remove the minus button.
    • Remove the minus button.

    • There will be a rubber covering over the minus button. Make sure to put it over the minus button during reassembly.

  19. Remove the screws holding the motherboard in place.
    • Remove the screws holding the motherboard in place.

  20. Using the spudger, gently pry the rumble pack out of its housing. Remove the rumble pack and the motherboard. Remove the rumble pack and the motherboard.
    • Using the spudger, gently pry the rumble pack out of its housing.

    • Remove the rumble pack and the motherboard.

  21. Remove the remaining five buttons from the shell.
    • Remove the remaining five buttons from the shell.

Conclusão

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

13 outras pessoas concluíram este guia.

This guide was very helpful! A picture of the latch location on the trigger (step 12) would have been a big help, that step took a minute because I was putting pressure on the wrong spot.

I also noticed that most of the #00 screws were more receptive to a J00 bit. Might be worth noting in the tools section since swapping between them can strip a screw.

Adam Montville - Responder

Used this guide for reference on the tools needed, someone else pointed out to use the J00 bit instead of the P00 and I’ll second that as the fit for the screws was much better, thanks for the guide much appreciated!

Lee Whittaker - Responder

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