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Introducción

Sigue esta guía para sustituir un lector de tarjetas microSD dañado o defectuoso en tu videoconsola Nintendo Switch.

La Switch utiliza tornillos JIS, pero puedes usar un destornillador Phillips si no tienes otra opción. Se muy cuidadoso de no barrer los tornillos. Las puntas Phillips de iFixit están diseñadas para ser compatibles con tornillos estilo JIS.

ADVERTENCIA: La batería no puede desconectarse durante esta reparación, así que asegúrate de utilizar únicamente herramientas seguras para ESD y ten mucho cuidado al utilizar cualquier herramienta metálica. No hacerlo podría provocar un cortocircuito en la conexión y dañar el dispositivo.

Nota: Esta guía, y las piezas que vendemos, son compatibles con el modelo de Nintendo Switch original lanzado al mercado en 2017, además de con el nuevo y renovado modelo lanzado en 2019 (modelos HAC-001 y HAC-001(-01), respectivamente).

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    • Antes de comenzar esta reparación, asegúrate de que el dispositivo está completamente apagado.

    • Mantén pulsado el pequeño botón redondo de la parte trasera del mando Joy Con.

    • Mientras mantienes pulsado el botón, desliza el mando hacia arriba.

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    • Continúa deslizando el control hacia arriba hasta sacarlo completamente de la consola.

    • Repite este mismo proceso para el otro control.

    • Utiliza un destornillador Y00 para retirar los cuatro tornillos de 6.3mm de longitud que sujetan el panel trasero.

    • A lo largo de esta reparación, mantén un registro de cada tornillo y asegúrate de que vuelve exactamente al mismo lugar de origen.

    Had to use a Y0 from my kit - the Y00 was too small to get a grip on the screw.

    cday - Contestar

    I also had a much easier time with Y0 versus Y00. Y00 felt like it was starting to strip the first screw I tried to remove.

    Joe -

    My screws took a little coaxing before they were all ready to come out of the back plate, but I remedied this by turning the screwdriver as little as possible with each turn. Use almost no pressure, except for at the very beginning of each screw’s first turn.

    nin10doh - Contestar

    I think my screws are stripped, any way to get them out?

    Banjomanperson - Contestar

    I hear that using a rubber band can help? Not 100% sure on that though.

    Pifase -

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    • Utiliza un destornillador JIS 000 o un destornillador PH000 oficial de iFixit para retirar los siguientes tornillos que fijan el panel trasero:

    • Un tornillo de 2.5 mm de longitud en el borde superior del aparato.

    • Dos tornillos de 2.5 mm de longitud en el borde inferior del aparato

    • Para prevenir estos tornillos duros de barrerse, aplica presión firme hacia abajo, ve despacio y trata de usar un destornillador JIS 000 o PH 000 si los tornillos no salen.

    Hey guys, I tried removing the upper screw and it won't go out(neither will it go in) any tips how to fix this?

    Thanks

    Nemysis - Contestar

    The screw boss might be stripped out. Has the device been taken apart before? If you can unscrew it a little bit to get the screw to peek out, maybe try and grab it with some pliers as a last-ditch effort.

    Craig Lloyd -

    I have the same problem. The JIS 000 tool works great on the joy con rails per step 5 but refuses to turn the bottom two 2.5 mm screws as in step 4. These bottom screws are noticeably smaller than the screws as in step 5. The JIS 000 does not get down into these screws. Hopefully they haven’t been stripped by the wrong tool. So is there a JIS tool that is smaller than 000? I’m stuck at this point…

    david brown - Contestar

    We used the JIS 3.0mm screwdriver for both top and bottom screws and it worked

    Brooklyn Gardner - Contestar

    Used PH00 to get these out with no problem.

    cday - Contestar

    Fun fact: these screw into little plastic tabs that stick out of the rear panel. Apparently those tabs are fragile and easy to just break off…

    Benjamin Fritz - Contestar

    My screws came out fine. But they are easily stripped with too much pressure on reassmbly

    Jaxon Lee - Contestar

    this screws are way too fragile and way too small so be careful when taking them off dont use much force and unscrew also one of them fell somewhere and spent 30 mins searching for it

    Richard Aguirre - Contestar

    PH000 will work if you don’t have JIS000. The large IFIXIT kit has both and I lost JIS000. Just be very careful as you can strip the heads when removing or inserting easier.

    Shawn Spivey - Contestar

    One thing that worked pretty well for me with the screws not coming out is slightly prying on the back cover to put them under some tension

    Florian Kraupa - Contestar

    Quick note, these screws are not magnetic. A magnetic screwdriver will hold onto any of the others safely, but you need to be careful not to drop these ones in particular.

    Jason Lane - Contestar

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    • Usa un destornillador JIS 000 o un destornillador PH 000 oficial de iFixit para retirar los dos tornillos centrales de 3.8 mm situados en los laterales del aparato (uno en cada lado).

    I tried my JIS 000 on Step 5 and was unable to get the screw to budge. It’s partner from the other side came right out with no trouble. Don’t really want to narf up the screw, so I bailed out. Anyone else have this issue?

    mrhoyt - Contestar

    Could just be torqued down a bit more! I’d recommend making sure the driver bit seats nicely into the screw, apply some downward pressure, and slowly twist to try and back it out. Good luck!

    Craig Lloyd -

    Yeah I’m having this exact issue. Screw stripped and now I’m stuck. Wish I hadn’t even started.

    Ryan Quinn -

    I did finally get it out- one thing I noticed was some of the screws have blue Loctite on the threads. I guess they figure it’ll get tossed around. This underscores the importance of having the correct tools and making double darn sure you are using the correct size, etc.

    mrhoyt - Contestar

    What worked for me here was a Phillips 000, not a JIS 000

    Federico Zivolo - Contestar

    One of mine is totally stripped. Guess I can’t do anything now.

    Nick - Contestar

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    • Usa tu dedo para levantar el soporte de la parte trasera del dispositivo.

    • Si hay una tarjeta microSD en la ranura para tarjetas microSD, sácala ahora antes de continuar con el siguiente paso.

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    • Utiliza un destornillador JIS 000 o un destornillador PH 000 oficial de iFixit para retirar el tornillo de 1.6 mm en el pozo de la pata de cabra.

    • Cierra el soporte.

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    • Abre la solapa del cartucho de tarjetas de juego.

    • La solapa del cartucho de la tarjeta de juego se adhiere a la otra mitad de la carcasa de plástico, lo que impide levantar completamente el panel trasero si está cerrado.

    • Levanta el panel trasero desde la parte inferior del dispositivo y retíralo.

    How to remove micro SD port?

    Pull straight up, press back into place when closing back up.

    Christopher Hernandez - Contestar

  8. Cambio de un lector de tarjetas Micro SD de una Nintendo Switch, Remueve el lector de la tarjeta microSD: paso 9, imagen 1 de 1
    • Utiliza un destornillador JIS 000 o un destornillador PH 000 oficial de iFixit para retirar el tornillo de 3.1 mm que fija el lector de tarjetas microSD al dispositivo.

  9. Cambio de un lector de tarjetas Micro SD de una Nintendo Switch: paso 10, imagen 1 de 2 Cambio de un lector de tarjetas Micro SD de una Nintendo Switch: paso 10, imagen 2 de 2
    • Utiliza tus dedos o unas pinzas para levantar el lector de tarjetas microSD directamente del dispositivo para desconectarlo y retirarlo.

    • Al volver a montarlo, asegúrate de que el conector a presión situado debajo de la almohadilla de espuma esté firmemente conectado a la placa base. Podría resultarte más fácil si retiras dicha almohadilla antes de reinstalar el lector de tarjetas.

    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 - Contestar

    Definitely agree about not sticking the foam pad back on until the new SD card slot is connected. Saved a lot of headache. Great walkthrough and easy repair!

    Jonathan Stachewicz -

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    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 - Contestar

    The only difficult part of following this guide is connecting the new sd card reader into the poorly designed motherboard connector. Its quite possible the sd card reader that came in the console wasnt broken at all.

    The repair kit works just as advertised and even comes with stickers.

    Matthias_ Links - Contestar

    I’m still getting error 2002-2054 even after replacing memory card reader module. Thanks, Nintendo!

    Wes Stephenson - Contestar

    My switch won’t read my microSD card after I reassembled it (error 2016-0641) please help!

    Nate Topical - Contestar

    Tip: Keep the old SD reader piece loosely attached while you line up and gently press the new SD component into the connector on the motherboard. Once the new piece is snug, then carefully remove the old piece keeping the sticky foam in place.

    I am a middle-aged mom with absolutely no special tech skills and I easily followed the directions and successfully fixed the broken SD drive. ifixit is the best!

    Wende David - Contestar

    Ah good! i have more confidence now in doing it once you said you're a middle age mom with no experience

    Mohammad Hosein Yavari -

    I missed this bit about reconnecting the SD card reader under the foam pad and didn’t realise until my son pointed out a data storage problem?. All fixed in about 5 minutes taking advice from the replacing the SD card reader fix, especially removing the foam pad from the connector to better see and feel what you’re doing. All sorted!

    Stuart Farquharson-Roberts - Contestar

    Awesome guide! Very easy to do with the supplied kit

    cravenkeo khamone - Contestar

    Tank you very much, and by tank I mean M1 Abrams, jokes apart easy and simple to follow

    Elia Veschi - Contestar

    Thanks for the guide, I was struggling to find a solution, replaced more sd cards, before I stumbled upon this post. The Switch of my children works flawless again!

    Robert Morvai - Contestar

    Doesn’t work! I have spent 4 hours and $26 on a tiny screwdriver and some stickers.. I just gave up and replaced the Switch instead.

    I even contacted a local shop to have them fix it and they told me it really isn’t possible. Thanks for taking my money Ifixit!

    J.R. Wood - Contestar

    This helped me to reseat my SD card reader ribbon cable. I was getting the 2016-0641 error and no card work. A drop had dislodged the cable partially. And yes remove the foam pad gently to properly connect the cable. You can reuse the foam pad.

    Kris Morey - Contestar

    For anyone who ends up bending the pins like I did while trying to reseat the microSD card reader…

    I suggest gently placing very thin tweezers (like the curved ones in the Pro Tool Kit) in the gap and very, very gently pressing them back into alignment. Took a little effort but I was able to realign them enough to sit it in place and have it later working after reassembling the console.

    Yakarot Sennin - Contestar

    Anyone have a suggestion where I can purchase replacement foam for this sticker?

    Rob M - Contestar

    When reassembling, note the alignment pins in the left and bottom notches before tightening the screw

    Jason Lane - Contestar

Conclusión

Compara la nueva pieza de repuesto con la original. Es posible que tengas que transferir los componentes restantes o retirar los respaldos adhesivos de la nueva pieza antes de instalarla.

Para volver a montar el dispositivo, sigue los pasos anteriores en orden inverso.

Lleva tus desechos electrónicos a un centro de reciclaje certificado.

¿La reparación no salió como planeaste? Intenta algunas soluciones de problemas básicos o pide ayuda a nuestracomunidad de respuestas de Nintendo Switch.

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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 - Contestar

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

Ewan MacInnis - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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

Matt - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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

Thanks i had boot.bat error and this help me

patricio Herrera - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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

Robert Petersen - Contestar

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

Beat - Contestar

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

ShaaRonn Lindsey - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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

Garrett ewald - Contestar

Super Einfach vielen Dank

Hat wunderbar geklappt

silvio - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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

Sarah Engstrom - Contestar

Ordered the parts and used this guide. Turns out my OM card reader wasn't seated properly, so it wasn't actually connected.

Nintendo would have asked for $100 for what turned out to be a 15minute fix. Keeping the parts I ordered just in case, plus they were only $15.

Kristy brandon - Contestar

Thank you so much!

Fixed my nephews switch!

Joshua McVey - Contestar

My SD card reader stopped working back in March. I was really dreading having to send my switch in for repairs, but when I found out I could do it myself I was really excited! I bought the part from here and I just finished the replacement. It reads my card just fine! The guide was really easy to follow for a beginner like me.

Leticia M - Contestar

i installed this new card reader and it did not fix my sd card not reading issue. same exact no card reading as the original sd card reader

carmine colangelo - Contestar

I bought my Nintendo Switch in January two years ago. Months later that I discovered that the SD memory card reader wasn’t working due to faulty connections or faulty part. It wasn’t until this month that I saw this replacement part on Amazon that I decided to buy it along with the necessary device-repair screwdriver kit. The kit and replacement part was under $20 excluding shipping, and I ordered it five days ago, and it arrived yesterday, and today I decided to do the repair following this instruction. It was easy, and fast as well. I did need to use tape to put the loose screws on in a way that kept the screws located similar to when screwed in, and I had to be careful as they’re so tiny, but fortunately the screwdriver was magnetic enough to help avoid losing any of them. I tried my Nintendo Switch compatible SD memory card, and turned it on. The new card reader works perfectly now. Thank you so much for this repair manual and the replacement part and repair kit. I definitely recommend this site and shop.

Samuel Kent - Contestar

Great guide, just replaced my SD card reader with no problem!

ben parsonage - Contestar

This guide helped me replace the SD card reader. Easy to follow. Thanks for the guide! ?

Matthew Fredericks - Contestar

Thanks for this great effort. I am not sure if the pins are attached correctly in the last step. unfortunately, the sd card still not working :(

Hussein Abdulhalim - Contestar

Great guide up until the part where you have to, you know, actually replace the sd card reader. I watched this video to help with that part, but even then they weren’t clear about how they re-attached the sd card reader. What I did was remove the black foam thing and the old sd card reader, then aligned the connector of my new sd card reader with where the connector on the motherboard is. Holding that in place with one thumb, I held the metal part (where the actual slot is) in place with my other thumb (make sure you align it with the two gray pins on the left side) and then use another finger to press down on the ribbon. If you hear and a feel a click you know you did it correctly. Then just place the black foam piece back on and put everything back together :DD

You’re gonna have to do some guesswork about aligning the connector and the ribbon correctly, just don’t press too hard. I didn’t have to. Hope this helps

Jonathan Zhang - Contestar

Dude thank you so much for going into the specifics on this- no other tutorial I found went into how to assure the connection to the motherboard was secure. I was trying to angle it flat and click it in but could't until I followed your steps. You rock.

Mat Merritt -

My Switch had been randomly stating SD card removed when playing games, after trying a different SD card and having the same issue I concluded it was probably an issue with the SD card reader. I found the replacement part sold by iFixit, along with this guide.

No real problems following this guide, the main somewhat difficult part is aligning the connector for the SD card reader with the Switch’s motherboard. I used a torch so I could better see the connector on the motherboard then just did my best to accurately lay the connector over and gently press it in, that took a few minutes to eventually do as I didn’t want to force it and potentially break something.

SD card issues resolved and my Switch has plenty of storage once more!

Thank you to all involved making this possible!

Matt Hill - Contestar

Followed all of the steps above and the switch still says the MicroSD card is not inserted. Any other advice?

Allison Wiers - Contestar

Fait à l'instant, fonctionne très bien.

Je recommande les tournevis vendu sur le site qui sont au top.

LEBEAU - Contestar

Even after replacing it, my SD card reader still won't work correctly, and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the foam pad next to it. Is it safe to remove? Or should I replace it?

Kaden Peterson - Contestar

Sd card on my device never worked. Replaced it with this, still doesn’t work. Another $20 wasted.

Tim Clayton - Contestar

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