Weird bricking happened right after firmware 5.0 update.number8888 wrote: ↑Sep 24th, 2019 12:20 pmI linked this because it is the most thorough explanation of the inner workings of the Switch and how it manages charging when plugged in.
If there's a proper source that can refute this I would love to see it. I was skeptical too but I could never find anything that conclusively explain what happened. All I found was a few posts suggesting it's the fault of Nintendo's and everybody just believed it, including me at the time. I guess it's the "better safe than sorry" combined with "Nintendo can't do anything right" mentality perpetuating at the time.
However, thinking about it logically, if plugging in anything that is not from Nintendo would brick the console, then you'd think there would be a lot more bricked consoles by now. This also doesn't explain why other docks like the Insignia work fine.
It's silly how so many people would love to jump on Nintendo on this, and instead of Nyko who is known for making cheap peripherals to begin with.
No bricking reports from firmware 1.0 to 4.0. If 3rd party docks is at fault why no bricking prior to the 5.0 update? Nintendo changed something which caused the brick.
The Reddit post is from a Kickstarter who is trying to sell you his own version of dock. Take it with a grain of salt.
*Conspiracy mode on* - How many exploitable Switches died from FW 5.0???