ultimate rcm solution if no jig (requires a sim card tray removal)

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  1. Don Jon
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    this process works 100 percent of the time
    it requires a normal sim card tray removal tool
    Instructions:

    -Insert circular side in the switch rail (Edit: you want the circular part to rest on the rail below the switch's pins so that it does not short all pins)
    -let the pointy side of the tool point and hang outwards
    -push on the pointy side gently towards outside so that the sides of the tool bridge the pins
    -hold "volume+" button while holding tool gently over nintendo switch rail pins
    -and while holding "volume+" press power


    P.S. pin 10 is on the right side of the rail so you want to position the tool so that its over 10 pin.
    the magic arc of the pin helps so that only the other needed pins are bridged.
     
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  2. SonyUSA

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    This is a very bad idea, you will jump pins together unnecessarily and could brick your Switch. Just use a piece of wire and bend it into a U shape, everyone can find a bit of wire :P
     
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  4. blahblah

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    This is insanely dangerous, far more so than even using tinfoil.
     
  5. Don Jon
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    you only need to do this once as you can activate auto rcm later via cfw, ive never heard of bricking your switch when its in the off position(but i could be wrong).
    the space between the tool ensures only some pins touch.
    rcm activation is done by "shortening" pin 10
    in which this method achieves
     
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  6. TheZander

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    I think the idea is that not all of the pins will be shorted together because you lean it towards the pins and the bottom loop part does not make contact
     
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  7. Don Jon
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    ^exactly
    the rounded part of the tool lays below the pins
    there is room below the pins
     
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  8. Shadowehh

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    OOF, I thought this was something I had in mind that I didn't ended up posting. I did achieve this but with the pointy side on the pins. Since the pointy part is actually wide enough to short pin 9 and 10, I position it just on there. Then, I push one side of the big side of the sim extractor into the Nintendo Switch's rail and the other laying on top of the other. This keeps it stable although requires some practice to make sure that you didn't bridge 9 and 8 or 10, 9, and 8 all together. This method is actually very good since the sim extractor actually doesn't fall out of place (although it feels like it) and even if it does (which happens like 2 out of every 13 times), it just flings out and doesn't short the Switch.

    BTW, I used two different third party ones from different sellers (I got them from other reasons) just in case you wanted to know that so I guess it's perfect from any seller but I may be wrong. :P
     
  9. Ericthegreat

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    You should have less faith in humanity, also half the people who read this are 8 and don't know what they're doing.(originally some people stuffed theyer rail with tinfoil, and some literally destroyed their rail with a paperclip, like I mean crushed the contacts)
     
  10. lordelan

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    Mine looks like this:

    [​IMG]

    But don't worry, I'm glad I'm out of this lol.
     
  11. Ericthegreat

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    Yea that looks like it would short some wires no matter what (it probably doesn't go in at all though)
     
  12. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Don't worry I have a proper jig (and AutoRCM nonetheless). Just wanted to troll a bit. :)
     
  13. ScarletDreamz

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    The first jig i made, was literally a bent clip.

    upload_2018-11-30_15-26-54.

    Worked fine, and I think a Clip is easier to find than a Sim Tray Removal.
     
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  14. Wolf34

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    Best is with 3d printer
     
  15. Ghassen-ga

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    Did you just call it an ultimate solution?
     
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