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Error Code: 2153-1540

Description:

When using the Nintendo Switch console, the error code 2153-1540 appears.

Is the error currently displayed on the screen?

What is your console's system version?

  1. Hold the POWER Button for 12 seconds to power off the console, and then power the console back on.
  2. Update the console to the latest version.

Were you able to perform a system update?

Continue to use the console and monitor the situation.

If the error continues to occur after performing a system update, follow the troubleshooting above for system version 2.0.0 or higher.

Situation Not Resolved:

If you are unable to update the console because the same error continues to occur, the console will need to be repaired.

Important:

If the error occurs only when playing a specific game, include that game with the repair.

Briefly press the POWER Button to restart the console (the console will automatically restart after powering down).

Did the error occur again immediately after restarting the console?

Situation Not Resolved:

If the console cannot start without the same error continuing to occur, the console will need to be repaired.

Important:

If the error occurs only when playing a specific game, include that game with the repair.

Has the error code occurred often, or was this the only time?

What to Do:

Continue to play the console, and monitor for further occurrences of this error in the future.

Does this error occur frequently enough to prevent you from fully using the console, or its games and features?

Situation Not Resolved:

If the console cannot start without the same error continuing to occur, the console will need to be repaired.

Important:

If the error occurs only when playing a specific game, include that game with the repair.

What to Do:

If the error is rare, continue to play the console, and monitor for further occurrences of this error in the future.

Situation Not Resolved:

If the error becomes severe, or starts to prevent usage of the console, the console will need to be repaired.

Important:

If the error occurs only when playing a specific game, include that game with the repair.

Access "System Settings" from the HOME Menu and then scroll down and highlight "System".

What is the system version listed?

Update the console to the latest version.

Were you able to perform a system update?

What to Do:

Continue to use the console and monitor the situation.

If the error continues to occur after performing a system update, follow the troubleshooting above for system version 2.0.0 or higher.

Situation Not Resolved:

If you are unable to update the console because the same error continues to occur, the console will need to be repaired.

Important:

If the error occurs only when playing a specific game, include that game with the repair.

Has the error code occurred often, or was this the only time?

What to Do:

Continue to play the console, and monitor for further occurrences of this error in the future.

Does this error occur frequently enough to prevent you from fully using the console, or its games and features?

Situation Not Resolved:

If the console cannot start without the same error continuing to occur, the console will need to be repaired.

Important:

If the error occurs only when playing a specific game, include that game with the repair.

What to Do:

Continue to play the console, and monitor for further occurrences of this error in the future.

What to Do:

Continue to play the console, and monitor for further occurrences of this error in the future.

Situation Not Resolved:

If the error becomes severe, or starts to prevent usage of the console, the console will need to be repaired.

Important:

If the error occurs only when playing a specific game, include that game with the repair.