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The most common issues plaguing the Nintendo Switch

How to prevent the Nintendo Switch's most common hardware problems

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Mike Epstein/Digital Trends

Early adopters may still be in the honeymoon phase with their new Nintendo Switch consoles, exploring the enormous world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and solving puzzles in Snipperclips, but a number of technical issues have already tainted the experience for some players.

From relatively minor cosmetic damage that can largely be ignored, to serious issues that have rendered players’ systems useless, we’ve compiled a list of the most common problems that have befallen Switch owners. When applicable, we’ve also included possible solutions, though we must stress that anything involving taking apart a piece of your console could potentially make the problems worse or void your warranty.

Getting in touch with Nintendo

Method Contact
Support phone 1-800-255-3700, press “1” after being connected
Repair phone 1-855-615-7224, if system has been physically damaged.
Online Repair Tool Website
Forums Website
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