iFixit disassembled the OLED version of the Switch and found that the internal cooling system was slightly reduced


OLED Switch teardown

iFixit

Although Nintendo’s latest OLED Switch looks like it’s changed the panel and enlarged the support stand, but iFixit open it to find outLater, I found that the changes were not so “superficial”, but there were also no small changes inside. The most important thing is that the heat dissipation system of the OLED version of the Switch is slightly reduced whether it is a fan or a heat pipe. iFixit guesses that this is either to save space, or the original heat dissipation is excessive. In addition, the SD card readers, headphone jacks, and game cassette readers that were originally scattered on the two PCB boards are now integrated on the same PCB board.

OLED Switch teardown

iFixit

Other changes include an improved side rail, which allows the Joy-Con to be more securely fixed after sliding in, but the Joy-Con itself is the same as before, there is no change. On the whole, iFixit gave the OLED version of Switch 7 points (out of 10 points) the ease of repair score, which is mainly due to its modular design and the use of screws instead of glue to fix the components, but still because of the non-independent Storage and the aforementioned PCB integration are 1 point lower than the previous generation.

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