Switch Digitizer Troubles x4
Hoping I can find some help. This is starting to drive my crazy. I bought a replacement digitizer for my Nintendo switch and cannot seem to get one working. Every one I try recognizes touch inputs on the border of the screen but nothing in the middle. At first I thought it was just a bad part, but I have now tried three from amazon and one from iFixit. In order to narrow down the problem, every time I try a defective digitizer I also plug in my old one and test it as well. The old one has no problems other than a large scratch and sometimes reports ghost taps, other than that it will recognize touches on all parts of the screen. I’ve tried this several times now with four different digitizers. Please help! I’m going crazy
So it doesn’t really seem like we’ve found a working combination yet, I made a google spreadsheet so we can keep track of what has been tried and what works. Feel free to add your own attempts/info so we can track down what works! Link below:
Thanks to @metrons for finding a solution (works for non-patched switches). According to CTCaer on github (writer of Hekate), there are four versions of the switch digitizer. These are not cross compatible unless you re-calibrate your touchscreen using third-party software (e.g. Hekate). If you have an older non-patched switch, load Hekate and try the touchscreen calibration under “tools”. Make sure to use the latest version of Hekate, as only the newer ones have joy-con support allowing you to navigate to the calibration utility without touch. If the calibration fails, it most likely means you have a loose connection or the digitizer is trashed; try unplugging and reinserting the ribbon cable (worked for me).
I’m still hoping we can find a way to match digitizers for those with patched switches! Thanks for your help everyone!