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Error Codes: 2016-0601 to 2016-0602

Description:

  • An error code is received when trying to start a game on Nintendo Switch.
  • Error codes: 2016-0601 to 2016-0602.

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 your console has the latest system version.
  2. Check for corrupt data.
  3. Delete the problematic software and then redownload it.
    • If the error is still displayed, continue below. Otherwise, continue using the console as normal.

Is a microSD card being used with the console?


Situation Not Resolved:

The Nintendo Switch console will need to be repaired.

Please contact our Customer Support.


  1. 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.

Please contact our Customer Support.