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RUMOR - Does the Switch dock cause screen scratches?

Looks like you might want to be careful sliding your Switch into it's dock. I mean, you should be careful anytime, but images have surfaced showing some scratches towards the corner of the Switch screen.

For what it's worth, I investigated my Switch to see if there were any scratches. All four sides, not a scratch to be seen. I honestly think this might be caused by people who just plop/plunk the Switch down into the dock carelessly. I always make a point to use two hands and guide it in slowly.

Categories: Top Stories, Rumors, Consoles
Tags: rumor, switch

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mr peanut butter
Fri Mar 03 17 03:53pm
Rating: 13 (Updated 1 time)

If you look at the left joycon in that pic it's also scratched. This guy probably dropped it and scratched it and is trying to get a free replacement by making a stink over it. Notice how the scratches are at different angles. If it were the dock the scratches would be straight vertical lines.

Is the 3DS launch all over again. The original 3DS had scratches caused by closing it =[

mr peanut butter
Fri Mar 03 17 03:53pm
Rating: 13 (Updated 1 time)

If you look at the left joycon in that pic it's also scratched. This guy probably dropped it and scratched it and is trying to get a free replacement by making a stink over it. Notice how the scratches are at different angles. If it were the dock the scratches would be straight vertical lines.

True that. He should not get a freebie at all. He should have gotten a screen protector. I bet he has a screen protector but for his smartphone. He wasn't thinking for Switch that's for sure...smh!

Yeah I'm skeptical about this as well. Though if somehow the dock did cause this then my assumption is the guy was being too aggressive and caused the scratches himself by putting the system into the dock improperly.

Boom. Mr Peanut Butter nailed it.

Yeah, I am doubting this is legit, for reasons stated above. Shall be interesting to see IF the dock will cause things like this in due time, but for now, I do not worry.

tiendaeditor
Fri Mar 03 17 04:08pm
Rating: 1

This is why we can't have nice things. I for one take care of all my electronic devices and belongings.

Fri Mar 03 17 04:19pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

I am 100% sure this is FAKE.

Everytime a new Nintendo console comes out, people do this.

When the 3DS came out, they created this, for example: http://i.imgur.com/fftxi.jpg

I got at 3DS at launch and that never happened.

People do this kind of thing because they know people on the Internet sometimes are not very smart and will believe in everything.

hey_duda32
Fri Mar 03 17 04:34pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

To be fair that's real (3DS image), or at least very well could be. But it's not a scratch. Mine sometimes did that if the buttons or the circle pad maybe got sticky or something was on them. It would leave a "mark" on the opposite side, but it always wiped away clean. That pic doesn't necessarily imply it is scratched.

Edit: But I totally think the Switch thing is fake.

"Guide it in slowly". That's what she said.

If something inside the dock really does scratch the screen then it should be easy to notice. If nothing in there appears to be protruding towards the screen or anything, and I can't think of anything that would since that would be bad design, then nothing should be able to leave those scratches in the first place. Then again as others have said, the 3DS used to scratch the top screen just from closing it. Mine has scratches due to this. So it wouldn't be a Nintendo first.

Blunty's got a personal testimony, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUZ-Icqhemw

This blows.

That settles it. I'm getting a tempered glass screen protector.

I wish Nintendo would've made the screen from Gorilla Glass like just about every smartphone and tablet so I could go without a screen protector. Much more durable than plastic.

Anyone getting scratches on their screens from the dock must be reckless. It's common sense to put it in gently. Putting it in gently is also required for it to align properly, in order to get charged. Jamming it in and wriggling it around like an NES/SNES/N64 cartridge is not the way to handle the Switch!...

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