Nintendo Switch Kickstand Replacement Tutorial

Has the kickstand cracked or broken away from your Nintendo Switch? Here's how to replace it.


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Repair Difficulty: Easy 

Time to complete: 5 minutes

The tools and parts that you will need for this repair:

  1. A New Kickstand



    1. Remove The Old Stand

    This is a pretty simple repair. The kickstand is only held in by a pin that is pressure fit into two dimples in the back housing. You can remove the old stand by lifting it, then applying pressure to one side until it pops out. 

    applying pressure to the stand in one direction


    2. Insert The New Stand

    There are two holes in the frame of the housing where the bumps on the new stand need to go. 

    The holes in the frame


    Line one of the bumps up with the hole in the housing then apply pressure to the stand so that the other side snaps down into its hole. 

     Popping the new stand into place


    3. Get back to enjoying your gear 🤓


    If you have any questions in regards to this repair, feel free to shoot us an email or text and we will do our best to reply to you as quickly as possible. Please inquire using our Repair Catalog if you are wondering how much a certain repair will cost. If you do not see your item in our repair catalog, it means that we do not offer repair services for it. 


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