eXtremeRate Back Plate for Nintendo Switch Console, NS Joycon Handheld Controller Housing with Full Set Buttons, DIY Shell for Nintendo Switch
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- Custom designed replacement housing to perfectly fit for Nintendo Switch console and Joycon. Precision cut to work exactly like the original shell
- Unique replacement case to add much more personality to your Switch, no more boring standard gray color
- The installation process requires customer with moderate electronic modification experience. Kindly note that the installation of this shell will void the warranty of your Switch. Get an installation video guide on YouTube by searching "ExtremeRate Replacement Guide for Nintendo Switch Shell" or "lcoRQyX-Ir8". Watch the video in half speed. We recommend watch, pause, do, and repeat
- The metallic chrome shiny color looks amazing, makes your Switch very appealing
- Package includes console back-plate, replacement Joy-con case for Nintendo Switch (no electronics part included), full set buttons, PH00 and Y00 screwdrivers, Tri-wing and Philips screws
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- Tired of your boring old gray standard color?
- This is the way to go!
- Great customization option for DIY enthusiasts with a Switch.
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- Please don’t wrongly think they are Switch console and Joy-cons. Actually they are full housing shell with full set buttons for Nintendo Switch without any electronic parts. The console, Joycon and other parts are not included.
- Requires customers to take apart the Joycon to replace the original Joycon shells and buttons. Requires customer with moderate electronic modification experience. Get installation video guide on You Tube by searching "ExtremeRate Replacement Guide for Nintendo Switch Shell" or " lcoRQyX-Ir8".
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1. Use your own tools. Yes, the kit comes with the screwdrivers you will need. But they’re not very good. You can get a set of small screwdrivers, as well as the special Nintendo screwdriver right here on amazon. You will need the “switch screwdriver” as well as a ph000 screwdriver. I cannot stress this enough. Using the ones that come with the kit will very easily strip the screws as you’re trying to get them out.
1a. While on the topic of screws, pay attention to the screws you’re are removing and make sure you’re using the correct screwdriver. Some are “y” shaped. These will require the special Nintendo screwdriver.
2. TAKE YOUR TIME. This is not a quick project. If you’re in a rush to get it done, you will make mistakes and possibly damage something. This requires a patient and delicate hand. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE JOYCON SCREWS as you’re putting it back together. This could not only damage the delicate parts inside but also mess with button function.
2a. If you do strip a screw the tiniest bit, but you manage to get it out DO NOT reuse that screw. Replace it with one of the screws from the kit.
3. FOLLOW THEIR VIDEO. The video is very detailed and well done. My suggestion here is to change the playback speed of the video to .5x. At original speed it’s a bit too fast to follow. I paused after each step to make sure I was doing it correctly. If possible watch the video before you even begin just to get a feel for the whole process, then begin your installation.
4. Pay attention to the screws as you are removing them. There are many different lengths used. I used little paper cups to put the screws in as I removed them step by step. So I had several little cups to keep the screws I removed sorted.
5. Some screws might give you a little bit of a fight. BE PATIENT WITH THESE. Nintendo doesn’t want you getting up in there so some of the screws have what looks like a tiny bit of tread glue. So you’ll have to “break the seal”. Again, be patient and careful. The last thing you want is a stripped screw as you’re trying to remove parts. This is where having proper screwdrivers will come into play.
5a. This also goes for some of the internal parts of the JOYCON that will need to be removed. For example, the little vibration element is taped down, as well as the battery. It’s not hard to remove them at all. Just be aware that they are taped down.
6. Get a good pair of tweezers! This was insanely helpful. Not only in disconnecting the ribbon cables, but also in getting out and putting some of the smaller buttons back in.
This last one is about the casing itself. Because of the satin/matte finish the casing could very easily get dirty or scuffed. I opted to purchase a clear protective shell to ensure neither of those things happen. I also knew I’d be adding stickers so I wanted to keep those clean and safe as well. Personally, I like the look of the clear protective shell.
**EDIT** MAKE SURE TO READ THE DESCRIPTION ON THEIR INSTALL VIDEO. THEY MADE A SMALL MISTAKE IN THE VIDEO WITH THE ZR BUTTON RIBBON AND THEY CLARIFIED THIS IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THE VIDEO**
I think that is about it. I’m very happy with my purchase and the final result.
I used my own tool set as I found some of the screws a bit difficult to turn with the included ones.
Installation was a little time consuming, but easy enough to follow their YouTube video. I also recommend an addition of tweezers if you’re only going to use their included tools, as it’s helpful for inserting the ribbon cables back in within the JoyCons.
Overall I’m extremely happy with the color and look of my Switch now.
This would void any remaining warranty you might have on your Nintendo Switch - I’ve had mine longer than a year and it didn’t matter for me.
All in all the shell looks and feels great. The NES pattern print on the back does seem a touch blurrier than I'd like on very close inspection, but not in a way that's really noticeable from a distance. While ultimately the choice between this and BASSTOP would have to come down to design preference, given the lack of translucent shells here, I would recommend the eXtremeRate shells in terms of quality, provided you see a pattern you like.