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How to clean the Nintendo Switch OLED

The Switch OLED is a new version of Nintendo’s game console. You can check out this guide at Seeking Tech to see how you can properly clean the system.

What cleaning solution can you use on Nintendo Switch OLED?

To clean your Switch OLED, Nintendo recommends using plain water or a solution that has at least 70% isopropyl alcohol concentration.

We suggest using isopropyl alcohol as it also acts as a disinfectant that will kill a vast majority of surface bacteria and viruses. Furthermore, the alcohol will also dry out a lot faster than water.

If you are looking for an isopropyl alcohol product, then we recommend getting the MG Chemicals 824-1L 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol Electronics Cleaner, which you can find with this link from Amazon.

Using any other types of cleaning solutions may end up damaging your system.

What cleaning tools can your use on Nintendo Switch OLED?

When it comes to the cleaning tools, Nintendo recommends using a soft cloth. Cottons and other tools that have soft surfaces should work as well. You just need to avoid using tools with rough surfaces as you might end up scratching your Switch OLED system.

If you are looking for a cloth, then we suggest getting the MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, which you can find on Amazon with this link.

How not to clean your Nintendo Switch OLED

When it comes to cleaning your Nintendo Switch OLED, you should not poor any liquids, even the aforementioned plain water and isopropyl alcohol, directly onto the system.

Of course, you should also avoid submerging your system in any type of liquid.

Finally, avoid turning on or recharging your Switch OLED when cleaning.

How to clean and disinfect the Nintendo Switch OLED

In order to clean and/or disinfect your Nintendo Switch OLED system, you can take the following steps:

1. Turn off your Switch OLED.

To do so, press and hold the power button until you see the Power Options menu. Afterwards, select the Turn Off option.

2. Remove any cables and accessories (other than the Joy-Cons) that you have attached to the system.

3. Make sure that the cloth or cleaning tool you are using doesn’t have any sharp and/or rough objects on it. Otherwise, you will risk scratching your Switch OLED console.

4. Pour the water or isopropyl alcohol onto the cleaning tool.

You need to make sure that the tool isn’t too damp. If it is, squeeze out any of the excess solution before using the tool on your Switch.

5. Gently use the cloth or cleaning tool to wipe your Nintendo Switch OLED system.

6. When cleaning, try to avoid getting water into the game card slot, audio jack, USB Type-C port and speakers.

7. Once you are done wiping your Switch OLED clean, let the system completely air dry.

We don’t recommend using a blow dryer or other heating sources to speed up this drying process as these may harm the system.

8. After the Nintendo Switch OLED has been dried out, you can plug back in any cables and accessories you previously attached.

9. You can then turn on and/or recharge your Nintendo Switch OLED system.