Can You Repair Nintendo Switch Card Reader Yourself



How much does it cost to fix a Nintendo Switch card reader?

Nintendo will technically fix your broken reader, but you have to mail it in (at your own shipping expense), they charge $50-$265, and you’re without your system while you wait.

Can you replace a Nintendo Switch card reader?

The cartridge reader/jack plug in your Nintendo Switch is now removed. You can now replace it with a new reader if necessary.

Is Nintendo repair free?

If your product issue is covered under our warranty, you won’t pay a fee. Otherwise, repairs are considered out of warranty (and not covered) when: Your product is no longer covered by the Nintendo warranty.

Does GameStop fix free controllers?

Need your console or controller repaired? We can fix it! Just bring your eligible products into any GameStop store and we’ll take care of the rest.

How long does a Nintendo Switch repair take?

Important. Due to a recent increase in repair volumes, repair orders may not receive a status update for several days after delivery to the service facility. The current total turnaround time for repair orders is around 2-3 weeks.

Can a water damaged Nintendo Switch be repaired?

The Nintendo Switch’s warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage. If the system isn’t powering on after air-drying for a few days, it’s likely your console will need to be repaired or replaced. Be sure to go over your warranty to iron out details, and use third-party repair outfits at your own risk.

How long is the Switch warranty?

The console itself has a limited warranty period of 12 months, whilst games and accessories have a limited warranty period of three months. The 12-month period is applicable to the console alone.

Can Geek Squad fix my controller?

Unfortunately, Geeksquad is not able to repair controllers or consoles. That’s where the warranty makes things easier when you purchase it through Best Buy as they are able to exchange the controller at that point depending on the type of functionality/damage.

What do broken controllers do?

Gather your old controllers and make some scratch. You could trade them in at local game retailer like GameStop, but you’re likely to make more money if you sell them outright. Try listing them on eBay, Craigslist or an online gaming forum.

Can GameStop fix my switch controller?

Does GameStop repair Joycons? We can fix it! Just bring your eligible products into any GameStop store and we’ll take care of the rest.