I Bought 23 BROKEN Nintendo Switches - Can I Fix Them and Make Money?

čas přidán 6. 03. 2020
I Bought 23 BROKEN Nintendo Switches for $1,955 to Try and Fix Them AND Make Money! I thought I'd be able to fix almost all of these Switches...but I was wrong! I show how to fix lots of common issues like diagnosing and replacing the M92T36 charge chip, P13USB video chip, as well as liquid damage.

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About This Video:
I'm trying to fix 23 Nintendo Switches. While I wasn't nearly as successful as with some of my other salvage lots of Switches I still was able to fix a number of them. I show how to fix most common issues with Switches.


  • Thanks for watching! Any questions on these repairs?

    • @みだれさき how you to this

    • How long did it take you to do all of this?

    • ever opened a switch up to find a modchip to your surprise?

    • @Steven Gillumunhook from all power sources, brush alcohol 90% or higher with soft bristle brush or submerge until you're certain the water itself has been removed. Then let air dry. ~20 minutes. Then do a visual inspection of the board.

    • If you get water damage how should you fix it to prevent corrosion?

  • Is there somewhere I can get the schematics? of the values ​​and components thanks

  • Me: ah, that port is definitely broken Him: these two are broken and this one is fine. Me: Me: obviously.

  • who in this world has the money to buy and break 23 Nintendo switches?!?!

  • Dem diagnostics doe, very satisfying keep it up!

  • Pretty safe to say all modern consoles are made to break now.

  • I really for sorry for you. That was labor intensive. I'm not a techie, but I get lucky by watching and reading. I got a huge flat screen HDTV given to me because it was "broken" by a friend who said if you can fix it, it's yours. I just replaced the $25 power adapter and it worked.

  • not to self. don't buy broken switches on eBay. They are probably not fixable.

  • I am not sure but sometimes capacitors also gets shorted ..10:53

  • Damn I remember really wanting a switch when the pandemic hit the world really hard. Especially with console like the switch. At least it's a good thing it isn't as bad anymore

  • You thought me so much thank you flipping switches for profit is a fun hobby

  • why you dont sell the screen only ???

  • Take the CPUs from the corodited consoles and install them into the ones that have video issue.

  • Wow

  • wew those chips are super tiny

  • I use my switch docked and after a week of not using it i went to use it and the tv would get no signal. Then i noticed that it was not connecting to the dock, only had 23% battery and it is not charging when being connected, cabled, docked, nothing. The other switch does work with the same dock. No apparent damage on the usb c port and no dust/build up inside the port. Any ideas?

  • cook it

  • I wish I was good as u at fixing consoles my Nintendo switch over heats can u tell me why

  • I mean can’t you take an CPU from one of the broken Switches and put it in one that has a shorted CPU? I mean you’re already doing soldering and all.

  • hi do you fix nintendo ds lite i buy one yesterday dont work i chage it stair not work

  • $85 per broken switch with no controllers boxes or anything. Seems a bit steep tbh

  • NOPE

  • Makes you wonder all that work was even worth breaking even. How faulty are switch's? Corrosion and what not. On new console launches you do get the odd faults but when switch launch there seemed from all the online reports that it was a highly faulty product. I can see why now after watching this video. Faulty charging ports shouldn't happen so often. Crazy that you could fix a couple of switch's but wasn't happy to sell them on but you're OK selling on unrepairable broken switch's 😂 😂 😂

  • holy macrel that one chip has been blown out good

  • I'm so confused how this guy makes money. It regularly seems like he spends days on end just breaking even.

  • Too much of a gamble for me. I'd never buy things in bulk like this.

  • I can't believe you wasted that much money but I guess this video is good

  • My kid broke the controller off the left side, what can I do to fix / how much am I looking at $

  • Hey Steve i fixes my PlayStation 4 Slim from overheating and it is never hot to the touch and it is now silent lol

  • Give me one plzz

  • I wanna buy one and let my friend play with it and tell him He broke it

  • Me: Those ports look good! Him: Yea those ports are broken af.

  • Hi I need some help my switch won't connect to my PC or dock mode any help

  • The switch looks like a cheap after market radio

  • I can't believe that the cpu shorts and the whole thing becomes just irreparable... that sucks

  • make a GIGASWITCH aka oversized switches

  • Hope u break even with this video

  • Just wanted to say thank you from a budding repair tech. Good console repair knowledge is so hard to come by.

  • Where should i get those

  • It's disgusting how people can let their kids treat electronics so poorly. Take an alcohol wipe to them every once in a while, at least.

  • I typed in "broken switch" knowing you would have a video on it, "it will help me decide whether or not to buy that not charging switch". Thank you (:

  • Where do you buy broken electronics ?? I need more experience making repairs

  • What did use for the disampling of These compansators ?

  • Hi love your videos!! May I ask is there a simple way to fix the usb charge port? My four year old seams to have broken his switch light. Won’t charge and I can see the pins look bent? Thanks

  • You gotta be lame to dislike this

  • Did the replacement parts also go with the 19 hundred, or was it sperate?

  • cant wait hope you do a great job on these repairs!

  • You love buying broken consoles where do you make money by fixing them I see you losing money the parts aren’t free you need to repair them you should go and open a store and charge people for repairing their consoles instead of buying them

  • Me wanting a switch for a lang time......he: lets buy 23 switches and repair them :p

  • Nice video - probably the ad proceeds from 3.5 million views (pr. 11.07.2021) improved the BC quite a bit? 🥳

  • Not fix one mod one and make it have win 10 and more powerful

  • What is funny is that at the end of the vid he says that he cannot fixed them and the shirt says something different hahahaha

  • Not fixable. Uncapable to fix

  • Mines bricked can I pay u to fix mine?

  • hey my swich brock today i need help

  • at least 11 have a chance at making someone a good system

  • Hi, How much did your first repair cost?

  • i left my switch somewhere in my room.And totally forgot where it is. after a month i found it and the inside was full of termites

  • Why does this guy look like he’s going to sell me some dingy alien weapons.

  • My girl broke off both of my sides off of my switch is there anyway i can fix this ?? Help

  • Maybe he should fix number 4 and use it for himself

  • Me watching this video while the only thing I could repair is the click of my mouse right button

  • My nintendo switch always start heeting up when i play for a while is that normel

  • Are you able to fix my switch. Doesn’t want to charge anymore. I think it’s from my son constantly removing and playing with it while it’s charging

  • He’s keeping electronics waste out of the landfills.

  • ah yes, the switch, the brick made out of PLASTIC the only way to break them, to break their inside instead of their outside

  • The thumbnail😂 i thought he was rocking face tats lmao

  • What the heck did people do that it broke the switch? I don't own a switch but I own a DS that is still alive for 19 years already.

  • Would you really re-sell broken switches you know can't be repaired?

  • “This Mother Board itself is fixed.”

  • All there is to it 🙃

  • I thought he was Ice T on the thumbnail

  • Very cool video

  • Tell me again how many do you have to fix to break even? I missed it the first 100 times

  • good deal, even if some of them may no long be worth of a fixing, you can still sell parts for profit.

  • The people who sold him the switches watching this video: 🤯

  • Protip, use Flex tape

  • how do people break nintendo switches?

  • This is exactly why Apple and Microsoft wants to eliminate right to repair. They want you to send it back to them for them to make money. Heaven forbid the customer doesn't want to go through the hassle of shipping and wait 2 months for the manufacture to repair instead of just getting someone local to change a 20 dollar part

    • *Laughs in 3rd world cpuntry*

    • I mean people keep supporting them so.... I guess you can't really blame a Shady company for the decisions of dumb and elite people who still buy their product.

  • This guys voice sounds like Project Farm

  • you saved their lives, i am eternally gratefull

  • You can still sell unfixable for parts

  • So, how many Switchs is he able to repair of those 23?

  • James Holden

  • Do you have any programs or mentorship programs for those eho woildnlike to generally know how to fix electronic devices? I would love to join if you are selling any guides! Much love!

  • Why can't you fix the ones with no backlight? I guess being an engineering tech myself, I'm curious to learn more. Great video though.

  • If u can't repair one u literally can sell it again

  • I have no idea what I am looking at….. props to you!

  • Doing this in the future you could also buy spare motherboards just in case.

  • Why do you look like my gta 5 online character

  • The unpatched switches sell for more money @tronicsfix

  • Very good console..,

  • His face is just wanna make me cry

  • Hmm I'd sell the broken ones still since there will be people who broke the screen for some unknown reason.

  • Do you resell these?

  • Pro tip: Nintendo Switches are water resistant up to zero meters!

  • this is my dream job, does anyone know what it’s called

  • Meanwhile, iPhone gadgets: *No*

  • u look like the guy from dan vs

  • Finally the guy from my math problems