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Follow this guide to replace the micro SD card board in a Nintendo Switch gaming console.

WARNING: the battery won’t be disconnected for this repair so be cautious when using metal tools around the motherboard.

  1. Remove the four 6.3 mm Tri-point Y00 screws from the rear panel.
    • Remove the four 6.3 mm Tri-point Y00 screws from the rear panel.

    Please be careful with these screws. Your bit will go through them like butter and strip them if you're not careful. Speaking from experience.

    Benjamin Fryar - Responder

    So should I use glasses screws

    iceprincess4445 - Responder

    what happens if you do strip a screw?

    Stephanie C Cusimano - Responder

    I used a Y0 bit instead and it worked better for me not to strip the screws

    Alexander Watson - Responder

    Any suggestions of what you can do if you do strip the screw

    Emma Johnson - Responder

  2. Remove the single 6.1 mm Phillips #000 screw from underneath the kickstand.
    • Remove the single 6.1 mm Phillips #000 screw from underneath the kickstand.

    Mine was no longer than about 1mm.

    Nani - Responder

    Agree. This was a very short screw.

    Paul Swinglehurst - Responder

  3. Remove the two 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screws from the bottom of the device.
    • Remove the two 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screws from the bottom of the device.

    These screws wouldn’t go back in for me for some reason. I was definitely using the right screws as I set them aside step by step as usual. I’m not sure what the problem could have been, I just reassembled without the screws.

    Jason Rivera - Responder

  4. Remove the single 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screw from the top of the device.
    • Remove the single 2.7 mm Phillips #000 screw from the top of the device.

    This one didn’t want to come out on its own, and only came loose when I completed the rest of the steps to remove the rear panel, as I pulled the panel off.

    Matt Silver - Responder

  5. Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the right Joy-Con rail. Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.
    • Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the right Joy-Con rail.

    • Remove the single 3.8 mm Phillips #000 screw from the left Joy-Con rail.

    Please do not use a JIS #0 bit on this kit. I ended up stripping the screw on my switch and now I won't be able to get inside. You are much more likely to remove this screw with a JIS #000 bit, like literally every other screw on this machine. Why I thought I should throughly read and follow the instructions is beyond me, because I guess this ifixit guy decided it would be a great meme to get people to ruin their switches.

    Jacob Klinkenberg - Responder

    +1, JIS #0 seems way too large; I used a #00 and that worked. I agree that #000 might have worked even better, but I saw this comment too late.

    Nikolai Knopp -

    Mine was #000 too. #0 was definitely too large. Also there are signs of blue threadlock.

    Nani - Responder

    tried using #000 and #00 but the screw wont turn, any ideas why

    thawdon - Responder

    Ive been trying to unscrew with the correct 000 bit for like 5 minutes and it wont unscrew :/ please help asap

    xenomorphic/dark Mewtwo - Responder

    this screw stripped in like two seconds using the screwdriver included with ifixit’s kit!

    Connor Martini - Responder

    One screw didn’t come off and now it is stripped…. I’m trapped in this step, desperate and questioning all my life choices…….

    ninja android - Responder

  6. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device. Pull the rear panel up and off of the device.
    • Pull the rear panel up and off of the device.

    You appear to be missing a step. The SD card reader needs to be removed between steps 6 and 7.

    zharin - Responder

    Achtet darauf die Backplate nicht zu kippen, wie es die Bilder vermuten lassen. Ich habe beim nach Hinten klappen ein Plastikgewinde an der Backplate abgebrochen. Aufpassen.

    I think the picture is a bit misleading. I tiltet the plate while I was removing it what resulted in an broken off screwmount.

    Leon Grell - Responder

  7. Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from micro SD card board.
    • Remove the single 3.1 mm Phillips screw from micro SD card board.

  8. Gently lift the micro SD card board straight up, away from the Switch to disconnect and remove it. During reassembly, line up the micro SD card board and lightly press on the foam pad until the press connector snaps into place to reconnect it.
    • Gently lift the micro SD card board straight up, away from the Switch to disconnect and remove it.

    • During reassembly, line up the micro SD card board and lightly press on the foam pad until the press connector snaps into place to reconnect it.

    I cant get the card reader to stay connected to the motherboard when trying to reassemble it. Help needed.

    aNtHoNy R - Responder

    Yes. The reverse is not so simple- you can’t see what you’re doing when you attempt to reconnect and it only takes one small error to completely bend the contacts on the connector. Very delicate.

    if you very gently remove the foam pad sticker, you can at least see better how it lines up and can feel your way to a degree… then you can stick the pad back in. The pad seems pretty critical in keeping things in place once reassembled.

    holmzee - Responder

    Tried several times to replace this SD reader module. As mentioned above, the issue is aligning the connectors together. It appears the foam tape is being used to hold the connection in place. (assuming you can make a viable connection) I am rather surprised at this design. In my experience, mylar ribbon cables like this usually slide into a small PC mounted socket. It appears Nintendo went the cheap route here. This design is prone to failure since it does not enable a positive connection - at least from what I can see.

    Bill Little - Responder

    Directions were great and very helpful! Saved time and money doing myself.

    David Ross - Responder

    I found that tightening the screw for the sd reader all the way down caused the original sd reader to not seat correctly.

    Jimmy Le - Responder

    Alors je suis en détresse total . Jai cassé les bouches en or sur le connecteur qui est soudé sur la carte mère.. comment changer cette toute petite pièces, oû la trouver . Cela fais 1 mois que je cherche partout. Sans remplacer la carte mère. Merci pour vos réponses

    Mike Snow - Responder

    I finished the repair and its not recognizing anything. Ive downloaded a couple more games to the hard drive while I was procrastinating the repair, could a desyncronization issue be causing this?

    David Huser - Responder

    I have the new reader plugged in but my nintendo switch wont turn on now.

    Deadlypizzaman - Responder

    I found it easier to connect it without the black foam pad so I could see and than add the foam pad over it. It was super easy and I an I 33 Mom doing this for my son. Was well worth the money for the kit saved us almost 100 bucks

    Katherine Harrison - Responder

    The Y screws are horrible. The bit in the took kit only managed to get two of them out. I have a Y0 bit that got the other two out. What a stupid design those are. Kit should include replacement screws and maybe a new foam pad for the SD Card Reader. New SD card module is tricky to get the connection.

    Garrett ewald - Responder

    Foam pad no longer sticky enough to hold down the connector. Is there any place to get a replacement sticky pad or a work around to keep the connection secure?

    Denise Adams - Responder

    Had my son follow this guide to fix his own switch where the ad card reader didn't work. And he did. Great instructions!!!! Thanks a million!

    William Scott - Responder

Conclusão

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

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My SD reader never worked.

Used this guide to find that it was never seated correctly. Reseated and now works perfectly. THANK YOU!

Finx O'Mally - Responder

My console won’t boot if I have an SD card inserted after reseating it. What should I do?

Ewan MacInnis - Responder

it will fixed for microSD not read issue?

doctor_g7 - Responder

Easy guide, fixed my problem. Changed the SD card reader cause I was abusing of it by putting SD in and out constantly.

Nicola Bonardi - Responder

Great guide! My 11-year-old son was able to fix his Switch himself with no difficulty.

Matt - Responder

Some one can help me, when I tried to put the connector again I damage the fpc connector of the motherboard so I try to find out again can any one know the kind of model of this connector I really appreciate the help

Best regards

Philip Milian - Responder

Worked perfectly! The only issue I had was the Tripoint 000 bit that I ordered from here didn’t fit any screwdriver that I owned. So I used a vice grip to hold the bit.

Patrick Kremer - Responder

Gracias, tenía el boot.bat error y esto me ayudó

Thanks i had boot.bat error and this help me

patricio Herrera - Responder

I have to give a BIG thanks to this thread! Nintendo offered to fix it for me with a 4 week wait, I didn’t want to give up my switch. So I bought all the tools and SD card reader suggested on this thread! Fixing it was super easy, mind u, I don’t have a steady hand so it took longer than the estimated time! But my switch now reads SD cards, I had already bought a 64 gig one, but since mine was faulty it wouldn’t read.

now I have all my games back, and didn’t have to send my switch anywhere! Thank u so much for having this post! I never would’ve thought to fix it myself.

FLLOH - Responder

Is it just me or does the parts listed under ‘Buy these parts’ link not include the needed tri-wing screwdriver?

Robert Petersen - Responder

sorry I haven’t repaired something before, what are those things that look like tweezers called? I don’t want to perm damage my console

BeatSaberTaco - Responder

I ordered this kit about a week ago and installed it today and Voila

ShaaRonn Lindsey - Responder

Thanks ifixit.com for your website and Easy instructions for beginners like Me. Everything worked perfectly- from ordering the kit to repairing the card reader. I will definitely recommend your site to others and might be back to order anything else I might need in the future

ShaaRonn Lindsey - Responder

be very careful when doing this. i did mine. then i turned it on to test, without putting all the screws back in. now my switch wont turn on.

Hazreena Aida Illias - Responder

It worked! My switch would never read the sd cards. Just got this today, followed the instructions and it worked! Make sure that it clicks on right, I had to re do it a second time to get it correctly but finally I have space in my sons switch!! Thank you!

Coralice Diaz - Responder

I installed a new MicroSD card in my two year old switch for the first time today only to find out there was a fault. Followed your tutorial by disassembling the switch only to find the ribbon loosely connected.

Reconnected the ribbon, powered up the switch and it works perfectly!

Drop me your PayPal, would love to buy you a pint!

dvdaf - Responder

In the end the problem wasn’t solved by the card reader. Luckily Nintendo is opening up their repair centers again.

Garrett ewald - Responder

Super Einfach vielen Dank

Hat wunderbar geklappt

silvio - Responder

Awesome - was experiencing error codes 2002-2039 which I tracked down to the SD card or reader. Tried a couple of cards and then swapped out the reader using this guide. The Switch works fine now so thanks very much!

Chris Williams - Responder

This was super easy to repair with the kit and walk through. The 15 year old is happy once again!

Sarah Engstrom - Responder

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