Nintendo Switch not turning ON

Hi all,

First time posting, look forward to contributing to this forum once I gain enough knowledge to actually be helpful!

I’ve come into possession of a Switch which doesn’t turn ON. Plugging it into an amp meter suggests 14.7 volts and 0.04 - 0.05 amps. Although it has been charging at 0.40 previously, but this is inconsistent. I’m making the assumption that if the port was faulty, I wouldn’t see an amp reading, please tell me if this is wrong or what caveats there are to that statement.

I have equipment to check for shorts, from what I’ve read I need to be looking for shorts around M92T36. Is this the correct course of action based on the symptoms presented?

Thanks for any input,

Update, I’ve identified just one capacitor which seems shorted around the M92T36 chip. Would the best course of action be to replace the chip and see if the short has gone?


A shorted capacitor near the chip is consistent with a bad chip, from everything that has been posted previously.