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How to Insert/Remove Game Cards

Description:

Instructions for inserting and/or removing game cards from the Nintendo Switch console.

Important:

Nintendo Switch is compatible only with game cards made for the Nintendo Switch system. It is not compatible with game cards intended for other systems.

Complete These Steps:

To insert game cards:

  1. Open the game card slot cover located on the top right side of the Nintendo Switch console.
  2. Hold the game card so that the label of the game card faces in the same direction as the Nintendo Switch screen. hac-photo-console_gamecard_insert.jpg
  3. Slide the game card into the game card slot until it clicks into place. If the game card seems difficult to insert, remove it and verify that it is facing in the correct direction.
  4. Once inserted, the software icon of the inserted game card will be displayed on the HOME Menu.

To remove game cards:

Important:

Remove a game card only while on the HOME Menu, or when the console is powered off. If you have suspended a software title, make sure you have closed it before removing its game card.

  1. Open the game card slot cover located on the top right side of the Nintendo Switch console.
  2. Gently push down on the inserted game card until the card clicks. hac-photo-console_gamecard_push.jpg
  3. Release the game card and it will partially eject.
  4. Slide the game card out of the game card slot and close the cover.