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Error Code: 2016-0641

Description:

  • An error code is received when trying to start a game on Nintendo Switch.
  • Error code: 2016-0641.

Additional Information:

If a microSD card is inserted into the console, the save location will default to the microSD card when downloading or redownloading software.

What to Do:

  1. Ensure the console has the latest system version.
    • If the console is already up to date, restart it by holding down the POWER Button for three seconds, then selecting "Power Options" > "Restart".
  2. If the error is displayed while playing a game, try the following:

Is a microSD card being used with the console?

Situation Not Resolved:

If the error code persists and a microSD card is not being used, the Nintendo Switch console will need to be repaired.


  1. If the error persists while a microSD card is being used, try the following:

Situation Not Resolved:

If the error persists with multiple microSD cards or while downloading directly to the system memory, the Nintendo Switch console will need to be repaired.

  • Be sure to include at least one of the problematic microSD cards with the repair.