Nintendo Switch docks apparently scratching Switch screens


As with any major console release, there’s bound to be an issue or two once it hits the public. The same is holding true for the Nintendo Switch, from disconnecting JoyCons to blue/orange screens, and more. Unfortunately, the latest issue with the Nintendo Switch actually damages your screen. The culprit? The Nintendo Switch docks.

According to Glixel, after just a week of use — and pampering the Nintendo Switch like it was a newborn — a series of scratches have appeared on the lower left corner of their Switch unit. Fortunately it’s outside of the actual screen display area, unfortunately it really shouldn’t be happening and definitely makes the Switch look like it has been abused.

Unfortunately, after only a week of daily use it’s already gathering a healthy collection of little scratches in the bottom left hand corner, as you can see in the photo.

Scratches on the Nintendo Switch screen due to dock use (courtesy Glixel).

The culprit? Sliding it in and out of the hard plastic dock. If you gently slide it in and “miss” the USB-C prong, juggling the device into the slot (even carefully) eventually scrapes it against the hard insides of the dock, resulting in little hairline scratches that start to build up over time. There’s no insulation or padding on the inside of the dock – so nothing protects the screen if you’re clumsy.

Glixel goes on to explain that it appears the screen surface is made from plastic and not glass, and recommends using a screen protector in order to avoid this issue. We installed one on our Switch unit as soon as we took it out of the box and can confirm that the screen protector reaches towards the edges and protects the area where Glixel is experiencing the dock scratches. As ours is only a day old, we haven’t seen this issue yet but will be keeping our eye on it and updating this post as necessary.

Have you experienced similar issues with the Nintendo Switch docks scratching your Switch unit? Have you installed a screen protector? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Last Updated on March 4, 2017.


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