Is Your Nintendo Switch Overheating? Here’s How to Replace the Fan in Your Nintendo Switch!

Is your Nintendo Switch making weird noises? Getting really hot to the touch? Overheating every time you try playing games in docked mode? Congratulations. The fan inside your Switch is probably busted. At least that’s what happened in my case. Based on the research I did, it seems like this is an unfortunate reality for many Nintendo Switch owners.

A broken fan sucks, but it’s not a death sentence for your console. Even if you’re out of warranty, this is something you can probably fix on your own. I went through this process myself and it addressed all of the ailments my Switch was suffering from.

If you’re willing to perform this procedure on your console, here’s a step-by-step guide to follow along with!

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How-To Replace the Buttons on a Mad Catz TE


I am far from a handyman. Fixing things has never been a strong suit of mine, nor has my track record with fixing video game hardware been positive. So when my RT button broke on my Mad Catz TE, I dreaded the thought of myself trying to (and ultimately failing at) fixing it. Regardless of my lack of handyman skills and my desire to throw money at the problem to make it go away, the fastest, cost-effective and logical solution was to fix it myself.

While there are a ton of other, better guides online to show you how to handle this procedure, I thought I’d document my own experience in hopes of providing insight to you if you’re also scared of modding the buttons on your Mad Catz TE yourself.

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Rock Band Drum Surgery

The Rock Band series of video games are hands-down my favourite video game series this console generation. I could go on for days talking about how awesome the games are. However, this time I wanted to highlight one major gripe I’ve lived with since I bought the full band kit on launch day of Rock Band 1:

The Rock Band 1 instruments are some of the worst-made video game controllers of all-time.

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