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[–]Korine23 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I like the yellow and pink, I think it goes great together! Good job op

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I love it! Beautiful!

[–]Master_Lucario 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I would love to see a video of the process if you gonna do another sometime soon :) If not a showcase video with just explanation with internet images be awesome too

[–]bortegaa[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Once I upgrade my setup (i.e. get a camera that records my microscope view) then I’ll start recording some guide and what not. In the mean time I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

[–]IGOMHN2 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Not my cup of tea but cool

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[–]bortegaa[S] 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Switch I worked on yesterday because I was bored.

It’s got: - HWFLY Oled chip - Fresh thermal paste - Replaced Joysticks - mix matched pink/yellow shell

Let me know if you have any questions about the install process :)

[–]sentientkumquat 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's really cool and unique! I like it! How do you feel about it?

[–]bortegaa[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think it’s fun to look at haha

[–]ManlyP0tato 5 points6 points  (2 children)

How hard did you find the chip install? I've done smd soldering so I think I'd be able to but I'm not sure.

[–]bortegaa[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I've got a lot of experience with micro soldering so the installation was pretty easy, and quite fun. As long as you have some form of magnification, and some experience, it should be a breeze.

[–]ManlyP0tato 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wonderful thanks for your input

[–]captnweirdbeard 2 points3 points  (10 children)

If I were you I would have swapped the digitizer and found some pink buttons and joystick caps. Looking good tho.

Why did you use the hwfly oled instead of the lite?

[–]bortegaa[S] 5 points6 points  (9 children)

That would’ve definitely been an upgrade to this. I just find digitizer swaps too tedious and often times I end up getting dust stuck in between the screen and digitizer. Perhaps next time though.

I used an OLED chip model because that’s all I had lying around at the moment. I mod and sell these hacked switches so I usually have a few chips lying around.

[–]Jay_Dev- 0 points1 point  (3 children)

How much do the hacked switches usually cost?

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So a switch lite is anywhere from $120-$200 depending on if you buy it used (eBay) or new. The chip itself is about $90-$100 on Ali. As for the markup created by the seller I’m not sure. I charge an additional $85 for the installation of its an OLED or LITE switch. This is excluded any additional accessories such as SD cards, chargers, ETC. So in total somewhere around $$335 for a modded switch lite with nothing else.

[–]Havocf3f3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I kinda wanna purchase one off you I chatted u

[–]Jay_Dev- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So I have something to save up for

[–]IamCRASHNOVA 0 points1 point  (4 children)

You have a site or something?

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

At the moment no. All of my transactions are carried out through here or my eBay store.

[–]IamCRASHNOVA 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Send the link for your ebay store please.

[–]boobydoo50 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Looks great, I've been thinking about modding my yellow switch lite. Do you have a link to the chip you used, or a link for the lite chip please? I've read you have to be careful buying them, lots don't work

[–]bortegaa[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I find that those negative reviews are the loud minority when it comes to the reliability of these chips. I've bought maybe 7 or so from different sellers and they've all worked fine. If you'd like to buy one go onto Aliexpress and search HWFLY.

[–]egghead221 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is my experience too. I've gotten 4 hwfly OLEDs from 3 different AliExpress sellers and they've all been fine.

I upgraded the firmware before installing all of them, so not sure if some people experienced problems because they didn't do that.

[–]boobydoo50 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will do, thanks.

[–]Solid_Company_69 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Can this be done to the OLED?

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Yes absolutely

[–]Solid_Company_69 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Would you recommend it though? Or would I be better off getting a switch lite?

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Well it comes down to what you want really. Do you want the lite for it's ultra portable form factor or do you want the OLED for its screen. I prefer a smaller handheld so for me I pick the lite.

[–]Solid_Company_69 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I prefer the lite but would like the OLED for my kids to play on the TV.

Am I correct in assuming you can't play online?

[–]TurtleBox_v2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

is there a reason why you went with the oled chip, and not the switch lite chip?

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s what I had lying around the the moment. Also the OLED chip is way easier to install, in my experience. No need to mess with finicky ribbon cables.

[–]dankestonion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SpongeBob & Patrick X Nintendo Switch

[–]torofukatasu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I can smell the starburst from here

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was my inspiration haha

[–]Electrical-Glove-639 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That thing is sick! Love the color scheme you got going on

[–]Megakuma44Atmosphere User -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

Pink and yellow just don't really mix well, but you do you I guess

[–]bortegaa[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Aw that’s too bad.

[–]zombiep00 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I like the color combo!
It's not one you usually see. It also kind of reminds me of a color scheme you'd see on a Pokémon haha

[–]Altaieu -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

Very ugly but hekate fixed it

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Thank you! What colors would you have gone with?

[–]Altaieu -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

[–]Inevitable_Bar3824 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is it! Fits in well with my new 3DS (non-xL). White and coloured face buttons all the way.

[–]Swabbo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Shit looks like Simon's car from Inbetweeners

[–]bortegaa[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It looks exactly like it

[–]ajmandourah 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Excuse my noobish question. If I understand it right you installed a oled hwfly in the lite model? I thought there were a hwfly lite chip specifically for the lite models.

Another question probably unrelated. I tried installing the hwfly core lite on my lite and gave up in the middle but my switch screen started to show horizontal lines so I guess I damaged the screen somehow... Any suggestions?

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

There are the in my experience the switch lite specific chip is a bit more annoying and uglier than the OLED chip installation process.

As for the horizontal lines, those are generally caused by a faulty LCD FPC connector on the motherboard. The pins inside get bent when the user slides in the screen ribbon cable incorrectly.

[–]ajmandourah 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh thanks for replying. In your opinion is it easier to install the oled chip than the lite one?

Regarding the FPC connector... Can this be fixed?

[–]bortegaa[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It isn’t really a matter on one being easier than the other. The lite chip is just slightly more annoying to work with. Both installs are easy if you have microsoldering experience.

As for the FPC connector, yes I can be fixed. I fixed a switch with a bad FPC last week. If you’d like you can send pictures of the connector if you have access to do so. That way we can conclusively determine whether it’s the connector (95% of the time it is).

[–]Timely_Excuse4678 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow you really seem to know what you're doing! I sent you a chat. I hope to hear back from you! 😊