Nintendo Switch Won’t Charge or Turn ON – Fixed

What to do if your Nintendo Switch won’t charge and you unable to Turn it ON? Well we have some solutions that may help and fix the Switch not charging issue!

But before to continue, I want to highlight that Nintendo Switch is an ultimate gaming device which is packed with a ton of games. The console offers 32GB internal storage which you can expand further using SD card slot provided at the backside.

Let’s see if Nintendo switch is not charging and suddenly refused to turn ON, then here’s how you can solve it at your place and start playing games.

Nintendo Switch Won’t Charge

How to Fix Nintendo Switch won’t charge issue?

Like any other electronic device, the Nintendo’s Switch isn’t perfect. If your console is unresponsive and won’t turn on, or has an issue with charging, we’ve got a few working solutions which hopefully save yourself a tremendous amount of headache.

#1. Use Original Nintendo Switch Power Adapter

It is not limited to this product, but you should always prefer an original Power Adapter.  So, the same rule applies to Nintendo Switch. If you are using a third-party charger then avoid it and try to charge device with original Adapter provided with the gaming console or get it from Nintendo store.

#2. Power-cycle your power adapter

Unplug the power adapter from both side (your Switch and the wall) and leave it for 30 to 60 seconds. This practice will in essence reset the adapter and set all the things right.

#3. Check the power adapter for damage

Ah that’s very important, does it all look all right on both ends?

  • Check type-C pins positions, any bent pins that might not be making good contact (bad).
  • Inspect the cable for fraying as this can cause a short (very bad), and as obvious as it sounds.
  • Make sure there are no cracks or buckling on the housing of the wall adapter side (genuine fire risk).

If there’s any signs of damage, better to get a new one and don’t use the adapter at all as it could pose a danger.

#4. Leave it to charge for a few hours

Sometimes this happens because you are not charging the devices for longer time. So, it is better to charge the device at least for 2 hours and then check its working. May be this will help.

#5. Reset the Device

A frozen switch causes charging issue and sometimes doesn’t accept the charge. So, to fix it, all you need to do is hold the power button down for about 5 to 10 seconds, and then release it.

Once you’ve done this, try plugging it back in. If your screen was frozen after all and this step worked, your Switch should resume charging.

If none of the above resolves the Nintendo Switch won’t charge issue then it may be some circuit issue which can be resolved by Nintendo.

So if the product is in warranty then firstly discuss with Nintendo support team or visit the nearest service center.