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Nintendo Switch Will Offer Battery Replacements Through Nintendo

| January 29, 2017

Nintendo Switch Will Offer Battery Replacements Through Nintendo News Nintendo  Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is just a little more than a month away from release and there is bound to be plenty of new information about the system coming out between now and then. With the portable nature of the system and repeated charging, there have been concerns about being able to replace the battery since Nintendo said they were not interchangeable, but now it appears there will be one way to do so without voiding the warranty.

As revealed by the official Nintendo UK website, those who need a new battery in their Nintendo Switch, whether it can’t hold much of a charge or whatever, there will be an alternative option.

“Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.”

This isn’t all that surprising, as there is no way that Nintendo could not offer some way to replace the battery, though we don’t know how much this would be covered under warranty with them stating it would be a “paid replacement.”

By the time you probably need a replacement battery, it’s likely that some third party person will be selling batteries for the system anyways, as Nintendo has already revealed it is a Lithium ion battery with battery capacity 4310mAh.

We also are not sure if you will be able to buy the battery directly from Nintendo Customer Support if you need one, though that would obviously void the warranty by trying to change it, but we are assuming that the most likely solution will be you actually sending in your system to Nintendo and having them replace it and send it back. This is pretty frustrating with not knowing how long Nintendo could take, but at least there will be an option in place.

While this is just from the Nintendo UK website, we assume that Nintendo of America will be offering the same, but with Nintendo there are never any guarantees.

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  • well i guess, i’ll just play it in console mode, most of the time.

    • KH3PS4

      I know right! What’s the point of it being a hand held device on the go when the battery is very poor in the hours it’s used for off the dock mode. I just don’t understand these companies! They make these amazing device’s to be used on the go. But when it comes to them making a high quality rechargeable battery for there device they make very poor choices on what battery to be used. To me I think a 10 hour battery should be mandatory for all devices on the go. Oh well it’s not like alot of people are going to be using it on the go. I mean I rarley see anyone in public that may have a 3DS that uses it out there. So it will probably be the same with the Switch in America where it’s gonna be used in the house most of the time. Unless your from Japan that there crazy for there device’s on the go. That’s a different story there! Haha! =)

      • yea… i only use it if some from my family kicks me of the tv and too lazy to move somewhere else with a hdmi tv in that room.

  • Phil

    It’s mentioned that third parties may offer replacement batteries, but I imagine it would still be quite difficult to install them yourself, right?

  • Ruth Norton

    Nintendo turn around time has been very quick in my experience of sending systems in.

  • Tga215

    Nintendo be doing some dumb things man smh

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