iFixit’s latest teardown takes a look inside Nintendo Switch
With the Nintendo Switch now out in stores, iFixit has torn one apart to see what’s inside. One thing’s for sure: it’s quite a bit more complicated than the NES Classic Edition.
While there’s a bunch of parts to be taken apart, the tablet is the most interesting. Opening it up the team observed that it “looks like a computer! Battery, heatpipe, thermal paste, fan. It’s all there.” iFixit noted that the 16Wh battery seemed to be a priority, but also that it wasn’t something that a user could easily replace. They report that there’s a number of components that can easily be replaced, such as the screen, the motherboard, antennas, and other components.
There are some pitfalls, however. Users need a special screwdriver to get into the main device, and the display is glued on, which requires some additional heat and prying. Ultimately, the site rates the Switch an eight out of ten when it comes to repairability.