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Topic: Switch won’t turn on

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Adnboi

I was looking at the news area on the switch and watched the Pokémon let’s go video, but when the video ended, none of the buttons I was pressing were doing anything. I tried to put it to sleep mode, but it didn’t do anything. So I completely shut it down, and now it won’t turn on. Has anybody else experienced this? Does anybody know how to fix this? Thanks for your help.

Adnboi

Limited

Did that happen while in handheld or docked mode?
Does it have enough power / is it charging?

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Adnboi

@Limited handheld. I’m sure it had enough battery because I had just taken it out of the dock and it said 99% battery.

Adnboi

SwitchForce

Adnboi wrote:

@Limited handheld. I’m sure it had enough battery because I had just taken it out of the dock and it said 99% battery.

And how long did it stay at 99%? If it never goes past that it means the battery is dead basically and needs replacing.

Edited on by SwitchForce

SwitchForce

Nemodius

@Adnboi
let it sit on your plug in charger (not the dock) for about five minutes, after, don't turn on or take the cord off, open the game cart port and remove the game....
does it turn on by itself ???
if not, try holding the power button down, not letting go, what happens ???

Edited on by Nemodius

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DanteSolablood

@Adnboi I concur with @jhewitt3476, the basic checks you should always run are:

-Charge it for 5 minutes in handheld mode & then try to restart it.
-Press and hold the power button continuously (minimum of 60 seconds), this should reboot the console.
-Switch the game in the console & plug it back in the dock & check for the battery symbol.

I've had the odd scary moment where I thought the Switch wasn't going to turn on, but holding the power button down until it rebooted worked for me. I think it's an odd glitch in the firmware that Nintendo hasn't sorted out... think mine was after watching a video too.

Edit: As someone who's job includes problem solving hardware, I can't even begin to tell you how important feedback is - if you could let us know what those steps do it'd be really helpful. Also, have you used thirdparty docs at all?

Edited on by DanteSolablood

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