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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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Switch Digitizer Troubles x4

Hoping I can find some help. This is starting to drive my crazy. I bought a replacement digitizer for my Nintendo switch and cannot seem to get one working. Every one I try recognizes touch inputs on the border of the screen but nothing in the middle. At first I thought it was just a bad part, but I have now tried three from amazon and one from iFixit. In order to narrow down the problem, every time I try a defective digitizer I also plug in my old one and test it as well. The old one has no problems other than a large scratch and sometimes reports ghost taps, other than that it will recognize touches on all parts of the screen. I’ve tried this several times now with four different digitizers. Please help! I’m going crazy

**UPDATE** 8/17/20

So it doesn’t really seem like we’ve found a working combination yet, I made a google spreadsheet so we can keep track of what has been tried and what works. Feel free to add your own attempts/info so we can track down what works! Link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...

**UPDATE** 9/24/20

Thanks to @metrons for finding a solution (works for non-patched switches). According to CTCaer on github (writer of Hekate), there are four versions of the switch digitizer. These are not cross compatible unless you re-calibrate your touchscreen using third-party software (e.g. Hekate). If you have an older non-patched switch, load Hekate and try the touchscreen calibration under “tools”. Make sure to use the latest version of Hekate, as only the newer ones have joy-con support allowing you to navigate to the calibration utility without touch. If the calibration fails, it most likely means you have a loose connection or the digitizer is trashed; try unplugging and reinserting the ribbon cable (worked for me).

I’m still hoping we can find a way to match digitizers for those with patched switches! Thanks for your help everyone!

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Did replacing the game card board resolve the issue? I'm having the same problem.

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@Christopher David Rodrigues Not yet :/ I’ve only tried it once so far. The card readers are a little harder to find than the digitizers. As far as I can tell the part was original not a knockoff. I’ll have to try it again.

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@Cubby DeBry very interesting, i have a strong feeling its a compatibility issue with aftermarket parts. I have a a little more insight to share as im sure youre tired of putting money into it like i am lol!

With the aftermarket digitizer, it only recognizes touch on the left edge (about .5") and the right edge (about .75") and the top and bottom edges (only 0.1" tho)

HOWEVER, if i use an RCM jig and boot into Hekate (a custom recovery), touch input works completely. Leading me to believe that somehow the drivers in Nintendo's firmware arent compatible with aftermarket digitizers.

I think the only sure way to replace the digitizer is with an OEM digitizer, from another used device. So I'm keeping my eye out for a broken device for cheap.

Hope this helps in your quest.

-Chris

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P.S. My next idea is that possibly aftermarket parts were disabled by a patch in an update. I am going to try to downgrade from 8.1.0 down to an older update tomorrow and see if it works.

(Apple did this last year in iOS 11.3 and disabled all aftermarket digitizers.)

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Did anyone ever find out how to fix this or what's going on?

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Hello! I had the same problem that you are facing. My touchscreen was failing exactly on the same spots. I replaced the digitizer and the problem persists. After weeks of research I found a thread on the gbatemp forum that a person was having problems with the touch and he decided to recalibrate the touch through a custom bootloader (Hekate). In the tools tab in the lower right corner there is a tool to calibrate the touchscreen. I clicked on it and magically after the process my touch is 100% functional. Unfortunately, this fix is ​​only for consoles that have access to the custom Hekate bootloader (which on newer consoles are blocked by nintendo). I hope this information helps people who are facing this problem.

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Wow! This totally worked! I honestly had given up hope! Thanks so much!

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Holy Moly! This worked. We had all lost hope!

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It’s actually probably not a problem with the digitizer. It’s likely with the game slot. For some reason (I haven’t figure it out yet) when you install a new digitizer sometimes you have to put a new game slot in as well. Be careful here too though as I’ve seen a lot of bad game slots straight from the seller. Good luck

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Did you ever find out a solution to this problem with the digitizers? I’m having the same problem.

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