Hello fellow fixers. I’m planning to repair my Nintendo Switch because I noticed a nasty crack in the backplate shell, photo is included. Just ordered on Amazon.ca a backplate shell and I’d like to know what do Ineed to watch out for since I’m basically fixing up something functional, but broken. I have a small toolset ready with a trywing 2.0, dunno if it will be enough, and I will proceed with a good dusting since it’s a launch system. I do not plan to do a full modding of my switch, just changing the backplate for now.
Here’s what I want to fix:
-Backplate’s broken, so dust, cat hair and other can enter the system.
-Kickstand keeps poping out, hope to fix this issue at the same time.
-Remove the dust that might have accumulated in 3 years.
(So issues prevent me from posting image or putting link in my post, so here’s a imgur link in pieces.)
As you can see, the crack is rather big on the backplate and one part wants to chip away, so this will get changed. Any further modding will be done when I have enough money to buy a new Nintendo Switch (if I ever feel the need to). Another project will be buying clear joycon shells Blue and Red since my original joycons are blue and red (red joycon is cracked on the front and is also from launch). I now own a second pair of joycon, the neon pink/neon green set, so this project can wait a little bit.
Here’s the part where I ask for advice. Is my trywing 2.0 enough (came from a cellphone repair kit from Walmart that does include plastic prying tools). Is air enough to clean the dust from my nintendo switch and what else can be done to prevent more dust from entering my switch after the repairs. I own two cats and I’m almost literaly a canadian bear (meaning that my cats are not the only ones losing fur). Do I have to fully remove the metal shielding from my switch to dust the heatsink and if so, should I change the thermal paste?