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Okay, I'm Pissed! My Switch is starting to Crack!

On 07/10/2018 at 07:10 PM by Homelessrook

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I was on Youtube and I saw these video's about people having their Switch's cracking. I was like well that is probably from using the base, which I've never unwrapped because of the screen scracthing issues I heard about from launch. I take really good care of my consoles, so I figured mine was cool. So I said what the heck I'll check. Look at it! I'm pissed! I need some leather gloves so I can slap Nintendo and say  "I demand Satisfaction!" I've never dropped it or let the kids play on it. Ugh!

Anyway, am I justified in being pissed?





Matt Snee Staff Writer

07/10/2018 at 08:00 PM

That sucks. Definitely justified. What r u gonna do?


07/10/2018 at 08:03 PM

Not sure. I will report it to Nintendo then wait to see what they say. This aparrently is becoming a big issue.


07/10/2018 at 08:02 PM

This is the first time I've read about Switches developing spontaneous cracks, but when I read this, I looked at my Switch. Thankfully, no cracks. I also googled it to see how widespread the issue was.

One theory I've seen a lot is that one of the screws might have been over-tightened at the factory putting stress on the plastic casing. If the cracking is a factory defect, I'd say you definitely have a right to be pissed that a $300 piece of electronics is developing cracks like that.


07/10/2018 at 08:07 PM

I didn't see the screw article. I went into a rage when I saw my Switch cracking. I got mine at launch, So I'm sure the warranty is up. Yeah, dropping $300 on a console is a lot for me to drop at one time. Even though I paid over time for it at GS and only owed like $50 when I picked it up.

Yeah, keep an eye on yours. I didn't think mine would be doing this. I am very particular about my consoles. I have console cleaning days, lol.


07/10/2018 at 08:23 PM

I got my Switch at Christmas, so I don't know to what degree that impacts the chances of mine getting defects like the cracks and scratches and dead pixels that I've been reading about. I've been lucky, I guess.

I remember the original Game Boy getting dead lines in the screen when I got it. It would develop random verticla dead lines along the right edge that would flicker on and off, and I also got a permanent horizontal dead line in it after I accidentally dropped it a coupld feet. :(


07/10/2018 at 08:29 PM

Well Nintendo i will get an earful from me tomorrow. I have all of the Nintendo consoles and this is the first one I've ever had an issue with. I guess as long as it still plays, though. I know this, I will never do a Launch Nintendo product here on out.

Cary Woodham

07/10/2018 at 10:00 PM

I checked my Switch just now and didn't see any cracks on mine.  Does yours still work?


07/10/2018 at 10:26 PM

It does. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

07/11/2018 at 04:34 AM

I checked mine too. No crack. But I got mine a while after launch. Don't know if that makes a difference. 


07/11/2018 at 06:42 AM

I hope yall don’t have this issue come up. I have console cleaning days. Kinda sucks because my Nintendo consoles look great and they are way older than my Switch. I love my Switch.


07/12/2018 at 11:42 AM

Just checked mine too. No crack so far but it won't be a year old until August.


07/12/2018 at 02:13 PM

I guess it is only happening  to launch Switch’s.


07/13/2018 at 11:06 AM

Yea, launch product can be an issue. I heard 10% of product is defective in one way or another expecially at launch. But, there's the warranty for that sort of thing. You should exchange it for another one.


07/13/2018 at 07:42 PM

I’m afraid not, my console went out of warranty in March.

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