Nintendo Switch Won’t Charge - How to Fix

The Nintendo Switch has experienced a lot of problems since its initial release, and unlike the Xbox and Playstation, the Nintendo Switch was not made to be easy to open for the average consumer. In addition, it is more modern, and therefore the number of possible bugs/issues increases significantly because the software is more complex.


Many users have been facing the issue of the device not charging properly. This can be solved by performing a hard reset on the device, but you will lose the precious data and the progress that you have made by playing for hours. A far easier option that should help solve this charging issue is outlined below:

1. First of all, you need to unplug the Nintendo switch from its dock if you are currently charging the device. This is important because fixing the charging issue while charging the device is not possible.


2. Once you have unplugged the Nintendo switch from the dock, hold the power button for about 5 to 10 seconds until the device is turned off. Once again, don’t release the power button before 5 to 10 seconds. It may take more than 10 seconds in some cases so have some patience until the device shuts down.

3. Here's the trickier part: hold the volume up and volume down buttons, along with the power button. Make sure to push these three buttons at the same time. Now hold them down until you see the logo of Nintendo on the screen. Once it happens, you can release the buttons.


4. Once done, you will be entered in the recovery menu. Don’t do anything in the recovery menu. Just exit the menu and then plug the switch again into the dock. You device should start to charge again.


If all else fails, you can try a hard reset. But keep in mind that the hard reset will erase all of your data.

If you do a hard reset and still, the charging issue remains, you will need to take your Nintendo Switch to a professional or arrange a repair by Nintendo so that they can solve the issue.
 
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