The Nintendo Switch Is Sold Out. This Fan Says They Built Their Own Using Replacement Parts


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Dec 11, 2018
Until Nintendo ramps up production and shipments again, finding a Switch for a reasonable price is going to be near-impossible. You can patiently wait it out, or you can take the route this person claims to have and build your own Switch for about $200 using replacement and repair parts bought from China and online auctions.

It sounds too good to be true, but we’ve seen successful attempts to build popular electronic items like this before. Most famous was engineer Scotty Allen, who lives in China and was able to find all the parts needed, either original or third-party substitutes, to build a fully functional iPhone from scratch. The iPhone’s immense popularity made finding the necessary parts relatively easy (it wasn’t quite as easy when he built an Android phone from scratch) so it’s safe to assume that given the Switch’s success—and its history of breaking—there has to be a growing market for replacement parts for the console.



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