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Over time I've seen a few people post that they use a fan to help cool their console. I thought I'd give it a try and I'm quite surprised at how well it works! It's simple; a 12v PC type fan that just sits on top with a couple small Velcro strips, blowing upward and powered by a P/S that I use for disk drives, SD card readers, etc. I'm sure that there are a dozen other ways to do this including maybe a thin version that could go into a console? Before, the console cartridge area (under which the console P/S resides) and my GK would get toasty warm after a few hours. I've played with this setup for several days now and it stays MUCH cooler. I wouldn't have guessed that a small bit of air flow would make that much difference.
Switch dock fan cooling is something Nintendo should have included in my opinion. The Switch runs warm in portable mode. The poor design of the Switch dock and the overclocking while docked make it run too hot. Nintendo designed a nice looking dock that scratches unprotected screens and traps heat. The intake airflow is partially restricted and the plastic surrounding the handheld acts as an insulator complete with heat insulating air gaps. The Nintendo Switch ( handheld) has an internal fan just below the top exhaust vent. There are 2 intake vents on the back of the system near the bottom. The best approach to better cooling the Switch while docked would draw hot air out of the top exhaust vent. Unfortunately, how to securely mount such a fan and remain easily removable would be a challenge. My solution was to mount a fan in the hinged door of the dock. It blows air into the intake vent to aid cooling. I have also drilled vent holes in the rear panel after removing it. These vent holes allow the open space between the plastic to ventilate the heat trapped in this area of the dock. Testing so far looks promising. The Switch's internal fan is barely running afterward, and the speed increases only after the dock cooling fan is unplugged for a while.