Are you finding yourself in a bit of a predicament? You’re looking for a solution to the problem of your Nintendo Switch not charging, but you don’t know where to start. Troubleshooting your Nintendo Switch can be a difficult task but with the right tools and guidance, you can figure out the cause of your Switch’s charging issues. In this article, we’ll provide tips on how to troubleshoot your Nintendo Switch to figure out why your device isn’t charging. We’ll explain the different types of charging cables and docks that are compatible with the Switch, and how to check the power source. With this information, you’ll be able to get your Switch charging again in no time!
Why Won’t My Switch Charge?
There are a few things that could be happening when your switch isn’t charging. Check to make sure your outlet is working by plugging something else in. If it is, then you might have a problem with your switch. Try unplugging it and plugging it back in. If that doesn’t work, then you might need to get a new one.
What Is The Reason Won’t My Switch Charge?
1. Bad charging port
The most common reason why a Nintendo Switch won’t charge is the charging port on the bottom of the device. The ports are made of plastic and if they get worn out or damaged, they can prevent your switch from charging. If you find yourself in this situation, try unplugging your switch while it is plugged into the wall and turn it on. If you find that your switch isn’t charging after turning it on, then we recommend getting a new one.
2. Bad dock
Another reason why your Switch might not be charging is because of its dock. Docks are meant to receive power from an outlet and send power to the Switch when you plug it into them. If there’s a problem with your dock, then you may need to replace it with a new one.
3. Bad cable
Another reason why your switch won’t charge is because of the cable that you’re using. If the cable isn’t working properly, then your Switch may not be charging correctly. Try using a different cable to see if this solves the problem.
4. Faulty power source
The last reason why your Nintendo Switch won’t charge is because of a faulty power source. This is more likely to happen if you have multiple devices plugged into one outlet, or if your outlet is dirty or damaged. You can check this by plugging another device into the same outlet and see if it charges correctly or not, then you know that there’s a problem with your outlets. If you find that this doesn’t fix the issue, then try unplugging all of your devices from the outlet and plugging them back in one by one until you find out which device was causing the problem. If you find that the problem is caused by a faulty outlet, then we recommend getting a new one.
5. Bad cord
Another reason why your Switch won’t charge is because of the cord that you’re using. If it’s frayed or damaged, then your Nintendo Switch won’t be able to charge properly. Try using a different cord to see if this solves the problem.
Types Of Charging Cables
1. Micro USB
The most common charging cable for the Nintendo Switch is a micro-USB cable. It’s reliable and can be purchased from many different retailers.
2. Apple Lightning
The second most common charging cable for the Nintendo Switch is an Apple Lightning to USB cable. This is also a reliable and safe option, but it can be hard to find in stores and online.
The third most common charging cable for the Nintendo Switch is a USB-C to USB cable. This is a newer option that can be more expensive and harder to find in stores, but it’s more reliable than other options.
You can also find some third party charging cables for the Nintendo Switch that are compatible with Apple’s Lightning port; however, these are more expensive and harder to find in stores as well, so we don’t recommend using them unless you’re willing to spend more money on a separate cable.
There are also some other options that you can use while charging your Nintendo Switch, such as USB-C or Lightning cables, or you can even use a power bank or a power bank case to store extra juice when your device is fully charged.
How To Make Sure Your Switch Is Charging Properly
1. Check for the charging light
The first thing you want to do when your Switch is not charging properly is to check for the charging light. The charging light will turn blue when the Switch is fully charged and red when it’s low on power. You can check this by plugging the Nintendo Switch into its charger using the USB-C cable, or using an Apple Lightning cable, and then look at the LED lights that are located on either side of your Nintendo Switch. If you find this doesn’t solve your problem, then try checking for any damage to your USB-C or Lightning cable as these can cause issues with charging as well.
2. Check for loose cables
If you’re still having trouble with your Nintendo Switch, then perhaps a loose USB-C or Lightning cable is causing issues with charging. Try to plug in a different USB-C or Lightning cable into your Nintendo Switch while it’s plugged in and see if that fixes the issue. You can also try unplugging and re-plugging the cable into the Nintendo Switch.
3. Check for bent pins
Another possible reason why your Nintendo Switch isn’t charging is because your USB-C or Lightning cable has been bent and is not making good contact with the pins on your Nintendo Switch. Try to straighten out any cables that are bent by holding them in place with a pair of needle nose pliers, then plug in a different USB-C or Lightning cable into your Nintendo Switch and see if it fixes the issue. You can also try bending the pins back into place if you still have trouble finding a proper connection with a new cable.
4. Check for a loose charging port
If you’re still having problems with your Nintendo Switch’s charging port, then try to check for any debris or dust that may be inside this port. You can also take apart your Nintendo Switch and clean out the charging port with a can of compressed air. If this doesn’t fix the issue, then try taking apart your Nintendo Switch and cleaning out the connector pins on the back of the console with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol.
5. Check for bad battery
If your Nintendo Switch is not charging, then it could be because of a bad battery. First, try to check if your Nintendo Switch’s battery is actually dead. If it’s not, then try to replace the charging cable and see if that fixes the problem. You can also try using a different USB-C or Lightning cable and see if that fixes the issue. If none of these fix the issue, then you may want to consider getting a new battery for your Nintendo Switch as this could be the problem.
6. Check for overheating
If you’re still having problems with your Nintendo Switch while charging, then you may have an overheating issue on your console as well. Try removing any batteries or accessories that are connected to the console and see if this helps with resolving this issue with charging as well. If this doesn’t fix the problem, then you should consider getting a new charging dock or a new charger for your Nintendo Switch.
Tips For Charging Your Switch
1. Charge your Switch overnight
If you’re still having charging problems with your Nintendo Switch, then try to charge your Nintendo Switch overnight. This will give the console enough time to fully recharge itself.
2. Charge with a different cable
If you’re still having charging issues on your Nintendo Switch, then try using a different USB-C or Lightning cable to see if this fixes the issue. You can also try using a different charging dock for your console as well and see if this fixes the problem as well. If none of these fix it, then you may want to consider getting a new charger for your Nintendo Switch as this could be the problem.
3. Charge with a different dock/charger (if it’s not compatible)
If none of these fixes are working for you, then you may want to consider getting a new dock or charger for your Nintendo Switch since they may be incompatible with each other and the device won’t work properly when connected due to that incompatibility.
4. Try to charge with a different power outlet
If none of these fixes are working for you, then you may want to consider getting a new power outlet for your Nintendo Switch as it may be the issue. You can also try plugging your Nintendo Switch into another location in your house or apartment and see if this helps with resolving the charging issue. If none of these fix the problem, then you should consider getting a new charger for your Nintendo Switch since this could be the problem.
So there you have it! If you’re having charging problems with your Nintendo Switch, then hopefully this article has given you some new insights into what may be causing the issue. If you’re still having problems after trying all of these tips, then I’d recommend getting in touch with customer support or contacting a Nintendo retailer to see if they can help.