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Nintendo Switch does not detect SD Card – Plug ribbon cable back in option

My Nintendo switch v2 stopped detecting my SD card. I was able to plug the SD card back into my PC and it was detecting OK. I am guessing my son dropped the switch, and I am out of warranty. So I took it apart to see what was behind there, I figured these connectors aren’t super strong, they are usually a ribbon cable. I was right, it was not connected anymore. Put it back in, and it was good.

If you think that might be you, here’s what it looks like to reconnect the ribbon cable. You can find numerous teardown videos to get to this stage, it’s only a few screws. One caveat, be very gentle with the screws, do not over tighten them as they are very soft metal. They will strip easily.

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Nintendo Switch static port for PfSense on its outbound NAT fix NAT D

This should resolve anyone trying to connect outbound with their Nintendo Switch when it gets stuck on NAT D when using a pfsense router. I am using version 2.5.1-RELEASE as of this guide creation. Doing this also creates no reason to enable uPNP either. This assumes your Nintendo Switch is using a Static IP, or has a DHCP IP reservation so you can keep using the same IP. But if you have not set up a DHCP static lease, see step 1, otherwise skip to step 2.

1. Set a static IP address for the device via DHCP static mappings

  • Status -> DHCP Leases, find the device, click + to add a mapping, set a static address, save, etc. I have an IP range outside my DHCP scope that I like to use for static leases.

2. Switch to Hybrid Outbound NAT

  • Firewall -> NAT, Outbound tab
  • Select Hybrid Outbound NAT, Save

3. Add Outbound NAT rule

  • Firewall -> NAT -> Outbound tab
  • Click Add
  • Set the console address as the source (Type = Network, then enter the IP address, pick /32 for the CIDR)
  • Check Static Port
  • Click Save

That is it, you should now have NAT Type B, which should let you play Splatoon 2, and connect to other Animal crossing users.

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How to add gold coins for eshop on Nintendo switch for physical games

I figured with Christmas coming, it might be a good time to add this. If you want to claim your eshop gold coins on physical games that you received, you can do so by going to the main Switch screen. Then highlight a game, press +, select My Nintendo Rewards Program, select Earn Points.

Easy! Enjoy. Remember they expire after 12 months of redemption.