I pulled apart a Switch Lite recently that was charging (~0.63amp on the meter) but wouldn’t power on. Doing a bit of probing around the front of the board, I noticed a few odd caps that were registering a short (ImageShack urls broken up since apparently I can’t imbed photos or links):
Looking at the back side of the board, I noticed a cap that appears to have exploded for what seems to be the backlight for the home button:
Does anyone happen to know, or could find out, the value for that capacitor on the back of the board that is blown? I’d appreciate it if so since details on these components seem to be hard to come by. As for the cap on the front of the unit, is that related to issue on the back of the board? I don’t have another unit to compare it with but I assume I shouldn’t be able to get a beep on the multimeter on both side of that thing.
I cleaned up the corrosion in that area and removed that cap but the shorts are still present. Any ideas as to what would cause a short on those cap? I did a ton of probing of caps and so far have only found those few.