The Nintendo Switch screen is frozen or won't work.

Applies to: Nintendo Switch


Is the Nintendo Switch console recognising the controller?

  • Check whether the controllers are properly connected to or paired to the console.

Is the game card slot or microSD card slot dirty?

  • Wipe any dirt away with a soft, dry cloth.

    Make sure to wipe the slots gently to avoid damaging them.

The Nintendo Switch console may be frozen.

  • If the console freezes and won't respond to any input, hold the POWER Button for 12 seconds or more to turn the console off.

    Then, turn the console on again.


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