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FAMICOM Themed Nintendo Switch - Cheap but NOT EASY

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Replacing the housing shell case on your Switch sounds like an easy way to create a custom theme for your console, but don't be so sure about that. I took one for the team and tried it out. 🔔GET NOTIFIED: SUB! http://www.youtube.com/user/WulffDen?sub_confirmation=1 ▶️New Videos Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday! 🔴Wulff Den Live Every Wednesday at 9PM EST 🛍Support the channel! Use these links to buy stuff: BASSTOP Replacement Housing: http://amzn.to/2yaKp6c iFixit 64 Bit Driver Kit: http://amzn.to/2wtEUDb 🏥Drawing Charity Auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/172864078207 🎨@BobWulff on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/bobwulff ➤➤➤Support the channel! Become a sponsor: https://gaming.youtube.com/user/wulffden#action=sponsor 👕 Merch: http://shrsl.com/?~8fv7 🐦Twitter [Bob]: http://twitter.com/bobwulff 🐦Twitter [Will]: http://twitter.com/WillWulffDamnIt 🐦Twitter [WulffDen]: http://twitter.com/thewulffden 📸Instagram: http://instagram.com/thewulffden 🔷Facebook: http://facebook.com/wulffden 🎧Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wulff-den-live/id1072626893?mt=2 🎧Or listen to this on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wulffden butt touch (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ (___)___)
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WULFF DEN (1 year ago)
So yeah probably don't do this.
Xnplasma (9 days ago)
Poor switch
corey ramirez (2 months ago)
WULFF DEN you have nice hair
Neilson Gibson (3 months ago)
WULFF DEN can you glue the backplates?
Adriel Stout (7 months ago)
Crusty Icabod Crane great video I loved it when you fucked up the joycon just comedic gold. Hahaha!
Mellon (10 months ago)
The Wulff Den Love your shirt!
Ginger Shark (1 hour ago)
I wish Nintendo had different colors
Draegor X (4 days ago)
You said the NES colors are less iconic, but the American audience is significantly larger so I beg to differ.
Eugene _ (5 days ago)
What a pain in the a- *punk rock ali a intro plays*
Fake News (6 days ago)
A bit late to the party here, but after a week of having my Switch, I bought the Atomic Purple shells. Doing everything carefully, it took me a solid 3 hours. Only thing I had an issue with, was with a defect in the right joy-con shell, but the issue is that it doesn't fit the sliding portion of the controller properly. It still works, I just can't tighten it down all the way.
MeMe BigBoy (8 days ago)
Yay! The Communism Switch! I've always wanted to support the Motherland while playing some Super Mario! поддерживать Родину!
MeMe BigBoy (8 days ago)
I'm joking by the way
EverythingBox (10 days ago)
I'd just get a skin
Chestor Endou conan (11 days ago)
Will you do this for me?
Notafurry (13 days ago)
Where can I find that cowboy bebop poster in the background?
Joshua Whyte (17 days ago)
I bought a used left Joy con so I could have a nice dpad with the basstop mod. I was able to successfully swap it out, but I stripped 2 of the tri wing screws and ordered replacement screws. Well, this is where I broke my joy con. I tried every possible trick to get the screws out but I ended up messing up big time and some how broke one of the ribbon cables for the SL and SR buttons. In my own opinion, this mod is most definitely not worth it. I'll stick with the Hori in handheld and maybe ask santy claws for the sn30 pro for Christmas. And thanks for always having such incredible content! Super glad I subscribed
SaiNaEffct (1 month ago)
and ur switch is really cool i love it
SaiNaEffct (1 month ago)
no i would not do that to my new joy cons
SaiNaEffct (1 month ago)
but cool to see you do it
Diego Borges (1 month ago)
Oh no. It's really ugly for me. I would be happy with only basic colors .
Paulo Landicho (1 month ago)
This one is not available now on Amazon, anyone know why?
Jon Martin (1 month ago)
Not trolling, But if anyone has a friend try asking them to do the shell swap. i was able to do both joycons in under an hour and with no issues. I think most of the issues come from not being comfortable doing this kind of work.
Kingck (1 month ago)
ima try the clear blue fingers cross i wont fuck this up
Jack Nish (2 months ago)
I did it with my switch and got the smoked transparent ones. I broke the ZL and L/- buttons (on the same ribbon). I bought just the replacement buttons on amazon for about $20. The buttons work and I cant tell a difference on the L/- buttons but the ZL button travels a little more and you have to press a little harder than before. I still thought it was completely worth it because I like how the transparent joy-cons look and how they are pretty unique.
Kevin H. (2 months ago)
For what it's worth, I had far fewer issues with my basstop joycon and backplate shells. Didn't break anything, though I had to reassemble the right one a couple of times because tightening one of the screws too much makes the + button stay pressed in, and I had to cut away a little bit of the top shells to get rid of a bulge where the new shell meets the joycon plastic rail piece.
Brian Stanley (2 months ago)
My PC building experience has prepared me for this ... now what colors ? Btw Wulff you looked very careless handing those joy cons lol no wonder they broke
Bradley Lemons (2 months ago)
just saying, this shell swap with my switch and both joycons took about 15 minutes, everything looks and works flawless. If you've dealt with building towers this isn't even a thing.
no u (2 months ago)
Nintendo's FIRST HOME CONSOLE is the color tv game 6
Inverted - Colors (2 months ago)
I saw a guy who looked JUST LIKE YOU at GameTrade today!
Ren 89 (2 months ago)
Fuuuuck that.... slap a nice protective case on it... job done...
Brenden Marin (2 months ago)
You didn't have to buy a new joycon. I have the same joycon connection issues from time to time. All you have to do is go to settings then scroll down to controller and select disconnect then reconnect. Works fine after that. Advice for other people are having joycon connection or registration issues
Donovan Slusser (2 months ago)
You need to have a delicate hand when it comes to disassembling and reassembling the Joy-Cons. Sure, people like Zack from JerryRigEverything make it look easy, but unless you have the proper tools, you could end up breaking your switch and voiding the warranty.
ÅßÐðU mL (2 months ago)
It looks like Communist cover
TeddyBear312 (2 months ago)
I need that transparant case
Jaiye (2 months ago)
So I saw this video before and recently did this, except for a lotta back and forth to gets everything just right I luckily didn't break anything, & it's my first time doing anything like this
TheR3aper5 (2 months ago)
My favorite mod is JerryRigEverything's clear Switch.
Polin j Fuente (2 months ago)
Where is the link
Christian Olivera (3 months ago)
Lmfaooo 3 days?!? It took me an hour and I didn’t break anything it’s not that bad at all...you just need the proper tools and they need to be high quality tools so you don’t strip the tri-screws...the right joy con is a pain in the balls that I will agree on
AL (3 months ago)
your better off getting a d brand skin
PRIVATE SECTOR 042 (3 months ago)
Jesus plays Nintendo,👍🏿👍🏿
Colten Teeter (3 months ago)
I like him better than beatemups #thisguyisradasf
Jeovanni Mendez (3 months ago)
Well now dBrand, makes safe switch and joycon skins.
Mark Murphy (3 months ago)
Will wears shoes in the house? Who does that?
oXiDxViper (3 months ago)
i put on the see through atomic purple shelling, i always liked taking things apart and putting them back together, so the joy cons were pretty easy for me and got it done in about 2 hours. The only problem i had was putting the back plate on the switch because i stripped a screw badly, so i cant change it now. but the joycons look cool, and i think it was worth it, as long as you're careful and confident.
Rhys Bfield (3 months ago)
4:46 Red Dwarf reference!!!
Jimmy Sammon (3 months ago)
I spent $11 on a pdp protect and play skin. Gave me a screen protector with race tracks and mario kart logo, sins for my joy cons that make the gray pop more, and the back has an amazing red mario kart loading screen look, as well as a dock cover with a rainbow mario kart, all for $11. Buy that, dont buy this bs Bob worked on it didnt even make the thing look cool
Aksam Rafiz (3 months ago)
Bring gta v to the shitwich, I mean switch.
ThatDogAnimator (3 months ago)
WAH no.
apokaliptoh (3 months ago)
I did mine. It was a nightmare but well worth it.
Oscar Nava (3 months ago)
I wouldn't try this, I replaced the housing of my 2007 PSP and that left it a buggy somewhat unplayable mess. I'm still trying to work out the kinks so yeah I'd rather not chance it on my switch 😂
First Name Last Name (4 months ago)
some times i see the insides of a product and im like "wtf how the f did they fn put this fn thing together in the fn factory?" (the swearing is cuz i would be supper pissed when im thinking this)
EY _B0SS (4 months ago)
I opened up the joy con to fix the buttons and joy stick it took me less than 30 mins 💀 and it was the right one but I didn't dissemble the whole thing so I'll eat my words
MaJeeDooo 0010 (4 months ago)
What about the sides and front of the switch? I really need a tutorial on thoes (if there is)
Sean Cooper (4 months ago)
You should have just gotten a skin...
Daniel Martinez (4 months ago)
It's not available anymore?
Dylan Antonio (4 months ago)
Three days?!? First time disassembly took me maybe two hours, for both joycons...and that right joycon is a b***h.
Paul Hoeksema (4 months ago)
My Bro Broke The Case For My Right Joy Con So I Might Be Able To Fix It With One
Dis Hayn (4 months ago)
Jesus Christ!!!!...F DAT !!!!!!!! Mahalo 😎🤙
Adam mulligan (4 months ago)
>using metal tweezers/hot glue Dumbass
Ray Kehr (4 months ago)
The lesson of this is do not take your things apart lol
Chad DeVerger (4 months ago)
Lol this stuff is child play. Just flip those little doors and the ribbon will come right out. The triwing screws are stupid though, i stripped 2 of them ended up drilling them out. I swapped them out with the Philipp head the kit came with. If any of you are going to do this, just be gentle but firm with the small pieces. And go slow. The more you take your time and look at how everything is set up the better. It's honestly not that bad.
Lancer Shade (4 months ago)
Thank you. I 'don't want to do this
Logan Barnes (4 months ago)
It’s a lot easier if you don’t undo the ribbon cables
Ethan Westergard (4 months ago)
Its really not that hard to do housing swaps on the joycons, theres very many videos on youtube and ive done it multiple times and i havent broken a joycon yet, you may screw in the motherboard too tight in the joycons and that will keep the face buttons pushed down and the joycon lights wont do anything when you press any button and seem like you broke it, but all you need to do is not over tighten the screws and test the buttons before you completely assemble the whole thing, if you already have the tools to do the housing swap and you buy the housing id recommend to go for it, just handle it with care like you would any other electronic and it will come out fine, he made it seem much MUCH harder than it really is
Clav3l (4 months ago)
The switch broke on mine too all I did was get the little plastic piece and melted it on the trigger
Dreadpirate Blackfoot (4 months ago)
its not that hard. ive replaced 4 joycons total and one set i re swapped shells zero isues for me.
Mike Hanger (4 months ago)
Should have watched Jerryrigeverything's channel he does a good job of showing you how to do this easily
Jason Juarez (4 months ago)
OMG what a nightmare I'll just buy a skins and famicon colors are ugly lol
Juan Galvan (4 months ago)
How did you break all that? Probably impatient and unexperienced. I did the clear mod with my Switch and yes it took me an hour and a half, but I got it first try. And I have NO experience working on electronics. But it is just unplugging and then plugging ribbons. Thats it. Everyone thinking about doing this, it is worth it. It is NOT as hard as this guy makes it seem. If you have experience with a screwdriver and patience, it is easy. This guy probably has never had to do something for his self in his whole life. Lol
The dominator (5 months ago)
You seemed really harsh on the parts
Doofus Doodles (6 months ago)
this link won't work for the skin
Leonidas McMillan (6 months ago)
Does this still exist? I cant find it anywhere
XZM (6 months ago)
If you want to remove the bad logo this might help but don't take my word for it. https://youtu.be/in7SmGWtbTc
Bacender (6 months ago)
2:05 this effect is normally referred to as a "satin" colour.
Alejandro Thomas (7 months ago)
wow too much work
dormdude (7 months ago)
idk if it's your camera but that is orange not red.
PENIS BUTT (7 months ago)
dormdude its his camera i have it
Greg Dundee (7 months ago)
The logo on the switch casing looks like ass and needs to be destroyed
Wonderfull Gaming (7 months ago)
You didn’t need to replace your left joy-con mine stoped working once, and i didn’t even take it apart, but after one day it worked again
Lizzy Williams (7 months ago)
The only way this would be worth it is if you took off the Switch logo and got a cool sticker that says Family Computer instead. That would be wild.
x9x9x9x9x9 (7 months ago)
Oh this hurts to watch. As an electronic repair technician (fixing game systems, cellphones, computers, tablets, and other various electronics) watching you use a screw driver to lift that trigger ribbon cable hold down (6:02), the conductive "book binding"glue, and so many other little things just hurts. Next time use a plastic spudger, or guitar pick, or anything not metal... to lift those ribbon cable hold downs (also called a FPC back flip connector or Flexible Printed Circuit connector which is similar to a FFC connector (flexible flat cable) but those are more like what you see connecting laptop keyboards to the motherboard they are usually white with blue reinforced tips). I'm not saying I can do better but next time take your time and take lots of photos. Also I know ifixit had a guide on how to do this lang before you made this video so why not follow that? As a side note the ifixit kit you bought is great but the bits can and will strip if used everyday. If you want a very good set that will last generations then PB Swiss makes some great stuff but its insanely expensive like $200 for a set that only has a dozen or so useful bits and they are just phillips, slotted, and torx. Something a little cheaper is the WITTE Wittron set but its still $50 for 7 drivers. So the best priced for quality I'd say is the Nanch set. Its basically what you got but $20 and more durable. This wont last generations like the PB Swiss stuff will but it will last quite a few years with everyday use.
Mili N. (7 months ago)
I live in Argentina and my mom had the family computer (that was the name here)😂😂 I never saw a nes here when I was a child😅 so I always got confused what console is the nes 😂
Alex Johnson (7 months ago)
I hope the line about the NES colors not being as iconic is sarcasm, because NES grey and black are pretty damn iconic. But yeah, the Joycons look like waaaaaay too much trouble to mod.
Hijynx87 (7 months ago)
I'm too damn clumsy for something this small.
cougargriff (7 months ago)
For anyone watching JerryRigEverything has an excellent tutorial on exactly this. Props on trying but @JerryRigEverything has this process down. With extremely detailed instructions
Derek Nelson (8 months ago)
i would love to do this at some point, but god with how expensive the joycons are I'm not sure if i can really justify potentially breaking anything just for looks
Spintechfilms (8 months ago)
Guess you didnt do extensive "tear down" research...
LiK (8 months ago)
Whoa. Rubber band trick blew my mind.
Ahcruna (8 months ago)
Cool, Shaggy has his own Youtube channel. Also the moral of the story is to not do this kind of stuff if you have all thumbs.
littlelamp100 (8 months ago)
did this to mine with the transparent blue & the dpad mod, luckily nothing like that happened i did end up only using one spring on the ZL/ZR buttons, they still work perfectly fine though also i realized i put the minus button in backwards and i really don’t feel like going back in and fixing it 😞
Shado Q Gaming (9 months ago)
Why is there in 7:18 a picture of mat pat’s game lab
Gimpler Da Happenin (9 months ago)
Left Joycon was hard, but the Right...OMG!!!
Justin Bouchard (9 months ago)
Wtf, how the heck, you're literally just unscrewing the case a moving the internals over. I think you're over exagerating a bit or are just really bad with tech and repair. Shouldn't take longer than 45mins
Erwin Ogoy Jr (9 months ago)
Where do you guys earn your money?
McKnighty (9 months ago)
Where’d you get that shirt?
George Palomo (9 months ago)
Lol, if you treat it like an ape it's obviously going to brake...
Darkmastergrey (9 months ago)
Use 90% isopropyl alcohol to remove the logo.
Darkmastergrey (9 months ago)
If that doesnt work, then get a magic eraser sponge and use it with the alcohol.
naskivik (9 months ago)
put paint on it
FullBitGamer (9 months ago)
Easy as shit, git gud. I have the all white set and the white small dock.
Testify087 (9 months ago)
Not worth it
00WolfSpirit (9 months ago)
Lol at this rate I think I'll just buy it off eBay already completed and with the software changing the color it's registered as. I might do the back shell though.
Jacob Fisher (10 months ago)
I did this with the atomic purple/clear kit with minimal problems. I had to partially disassemble one of the joy cons again because it kept shutting off, but one of the ribbon cables wasn't fully connected. My only real issue is that the triggers feel a little loose, but they're responsive, so no big deal. The whole thing felt like taking apart a smartphone, which I really enjoy. And the clear purple takes me back to great memories of my childhood Gameboy Color.
Calvin Wynn (10 months ago)
For that price I would have just went to Etsy and got custom joy cons and for just around how much you paid I could have got a d pad on the left one and it’s all done by people that do this all the time and they know what there doing... matter a fact ima buy the clear transparent joy cons soon
Omayra Ortiz (10 months ago)
Grinding Simulator (10 months ago)
I did this and I have have a good work station and all the tools I need but yeah I had a nightmare doing this don't do this it is not worth it.
Jens Christianson (10 months ago)
I some how managed to do this in one try, was really surprised when the joycons worked right away
Lhûgion (10 months ago)
Took me 3 hours to just swap the JoyCon colors. But I used the gray middle piece, so it was basically cheat mode. I menaged to break the contacts of the joystick of the right JoyCon. "Luckily" I broke a left JoyCon a few days before and could just use it's joystick (even if it's labeled different than the right one). After all that trouble, I didn't dare to change the back of the switch. Just in case I might mess something up :D
Joeybsmooth (10 months ago)
Don't they have like decals you can put on your Switch, that do the same thing ?

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