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Released on March 3rd, 2017, the Nintendo Switch is a handheld that can be played on the TV or on the go.

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Has anyone tried to replace the USB-C port?

Besides outsourcing, has anyone fixed their own USB-C port?

If so, could you breakdown what equipment is needed?

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Yes, I've fixed lots of them (I own a repair business). I use a hot air station and some hand tools. Unfortunately, it's impossible to hand solder them. Here's my video about it:

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Nice video, couple of follow-up questions.

What temp do you keep your hot air steady at?

And besides the physical damage to the port how do you distinguish between a faulty USB-C port vs the bq24193 being at fault when there are issues with charging?

I don't have a shop, just trying to see if it's feasible to do it myself without buying a ton of extra equipment.

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If you dont have any or much experience with micro soldering i would not recommend trying this yourself. Most likely you will end up damaging the board and making it unrepeatable all together.

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@eric My temp is at 1100 but it all depends on your setup. It's very easy to melt the plastic in the port so you have to be super careful.

If the port is not damaged the it's probably the chip but I don't know of a good way to test for sure. Keep in mind too that if the port is bad that can also cause the chip to go bad.

I'm all fo DIY repairs but honestly this is one that I wouldn't recommend anyone try unless they have a lot of microsoldering experience.

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Yeah that's what I'm trying to eliminate, if I replace the port and the bq24193 is also messed up then that would not be fun.

If I put a fully charged battery inside this unit, it does boot up but goes into a bootloop with the Switch logo, so it seems like a compound issue and not just the port. Or maybe once the port is fixed and it gets a full charge maybe it will come back to life.

I live in a country where getting these things fixed by a pro isn't really worth it otherwise I would have already sent it in, I got this switch second hand knowing it had issues for pretty cheap so I can afford to experiment with it.

I have a hot air device that does 650c and a high quality microscope so I might give the USB port a go, I will update this post in the case I burn down the house or manage to fix it. Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate it.

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That should be plenty hot enough. You may not want to go as hot as I do...it's a thick motherboard and can easily bubble. If you can replace the port you can replace the chip. Just takes flux and heat. It has a heat sink on the bottom so it will be soldered on all the sides as well as the bottom of the chip.

Good luck and keep me updated. Please don't burn down your house!

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How much would it cost to replace this part at a shop? Also, where can I find this part if I wanted to replace it myself?

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If you would like to attempt this yourself, you can get replacement connectors on ebay, or de-solder one from a sacrificial device, though it would require special tools and a lot of skill to do so

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How much would the repair cost if I sent my console to you

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I'm from Mexico , i still repairing this console, around 40 up to date, but only 30 working perfectly, 10 of them was failure at gpu, ram, motherboard or shortcuts (due bad charge port), got lot of experience, in dollars ill cost 80 for this repair equals at mexican pesos

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it is to much work why don’t they make a devise that you put in there that bends the charge back into place and fixes the charge, i just can’t risk messing up my switch for taking it apart and back together but really i do appreciate you doing this for all of us and trying to fix our problem

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They dont make a device that does that, because it wouldn't work. The port needs to be replaced, and solder joints dont come good again just by pushing them down.

Unless you have microsoldering equipment, (at the very least microscope and rework station) do not attempt this repair

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