New 1GB MicroSD Card Allegedly Melts Nintendo Switch, An Unlucky Switch Owner Claims

Un unfortunate Switch proprietor claims that his freshly bought 1GB microSD card has melted his Nintendo Switch.

As reported at the Nintendo Switch Reddit, proclaimed Switch proprietor ‘NefariousZhen’ claims that his brand-new SanDisk Extreme PLUS 1GB microSD has burned a hollow in his Switch. “I believed that I used to be getting a excellent deal on Black Friday once I purchased a 1TB micro sdxc card”, he writes. “Apparently now not! It melted the transfer the primary time I became it on after putting in (it was once off as required). Switch is at model 9.1.0.”

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According to the unfortunate Switch proprietor, the cardboard in query is the SanDisk – Extreme PLUS 1TB microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card, which in most cases sells for greater than $400 USD.  We’ve incorporated a picture of the melted Switch that was once posted down underneath:

sd card melts nintendo switch

“I smelled the magic smoke”, he later added. “Touched it slightly with my finger and it was once vastly sizzling. I popped it out with the SD adapter that got here with the cardboard which was once fortuitously available (as I used to be simply putting in the cardboard)… I feel I may have avoided worse harm.”

If what NefariousZhen writes is right kind, his Switch was once became off when putting in the cardboard and it was once left within the Switch for more or less 20 seconds. “The transfer was once off. It is needed to be off when putting in an SD card… When I became it on, it did not even display the Nintendo brand. I quickly smelt what can handiest be described as burnt transistors and melting plastic, flipped it again round, touched the slot (dumb thought!) after which went into panic mode to pop it again out.”

Whether this ‘factor’ has been led to through a faulty Nintendo Switch or microSD is still noticed. According to NefariousZhen, SanDisk has been contacted. We’ll replace in case we be told extra about this topic.