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Nintendo Switch users claim their consoles are warping

The Nintendo Switch may be susceptible to warping. (Source: Technobuffalo)
The Nintendo Switch may be susceptible to warping. (Source: Technobuffalo)
Nintendo's new Switch may be prone to warping. While the cause is unknown, current speculation suggests that leaving the console in its dock may cause heat buildup which could warp the chassis.

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It’s the Nintendo “Switch”, not the Nintendo “Straight.”

Several users on Reddit, Twitter, and other social media sites are complaining that their Nintendo Switch consoles are beginning to warp. This is concerning, as these consoles are at most one month old (the Switch was released on March 3rd).

It looks like the issue came to light when a Redditor with the username “_NSR” posted a picture of his switch lined up against the straight lines of an Apple iPad Smart Cover. The photo shows a clear bend or warp in the console toward the right end. After this post, several other Redditors checked their Switch consoles and noticed some slight warping as well. Several posters on Twitter have also reported the issue.

While the cause isn’t known, there seems to be a correlation between users that leave the Switch docked most of the time. It’s speculation at this point, but the Switch’s thermal management system (which consists of a fan and a few copper heat pipes) may be getting choked in the dock. Users have previously complained about the dock being uncomfortably tight for the Switch; some have even posted pictures of scratches on the screen caused by the dock.

Nintendo seems to be aware of the problem. A few people have posted that the gaming company set up a repair for their console after they were notified. It looks like the console is still functional, but it’s still alarming that such new hardware could be susceptible to damage through normal use.

If you have a Nintendo Switch and notice that the chassis is warped, contact Nintendo’s support team.

Joey from Technobuffalo put a straightedge to his warped Switch. (Source: Technobuffalo)
Joey from Technobuffalo put a straightedge to his warped Switch. (Source: Technobuffalo)

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Sam Medley, 2017-04- 3 (Update: 2017-04- 3)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.