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4 Ways to fix Nintendo Switch Blue Screen of Death


I’ve been hearing about how irritating Nintendo Switch’s Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) is. So I did some research and here are the 4 proven ways to solve BSoD on Switch.

Nintendo Switch Blue Screen of Death can be solved by holding the power button for 12 seconds to shut down Switch. Then restart it again. If the problem is still not fixed then boot the switch into recovery mode and then click on “Factory Setting Without Deleting Save Data”.

This is only one of the 4 methods, and if it didn’t work then don’t worry we are going to help you solve the issue.

What is causing BSoD on Nintendo Switch?

There are many reasons for BSoD. Some are easier to solve, while other are a little trickier.

Absence of Corner Bond

According to Repair Haijin, the main reason for so many users to face BSoD is the Lack of a corner bond. And the absence of a corner bond has made Nintendo Switch quite fragile.

In easier words, if you somehow drop your Nintendo Switch drops, then the CPU may get detached easily because of the lack of a corner bond, and thus causing Blue Screen of Death.

Quite scary. Nintendo Switch lacks the component that can hold CPU in it’s place, in case of a fall.

If you are ok with Japanese then you read the full tweet here.

Using a Third-party dock

Although this one is really uncommon it had happened to a few people so it’s worth mentioning.

Nintendo Switch works really well with most of the Docks, but there are some cases where Nintendo Switch stuck on Blue Screen of death because of a Third-party dock.

Unnecessary files

This one is quite common. I’m sure some of you might have heard that Blue Screen of death solved by Hard resetting the Nintendo Switch.

Well, in these cases unnecessary files or the lack of file is the cause of the issue. And this is the reason for the majority of BSoD.

Now, that we have looked at the majority of the reason, so it’s time to look at how to solve these issue.

Method 1: Restarting your Nintendo Switch

If your Switch is facing some minor issue then this can be solved by restarting the console will solve it. This has solved for more people than you think.

If the Nintendo switch is stuck on Blue then you have to forcefully shut it down by holding “Power Button” for 12 seconds.

Once shut down press the power button again to restart it again,

Method 2: Hard Reset your Nintendo Switch

If you are facing BSoD then this is the first method I would recommend you to try.

Don’t worry, you will not lose any of your information, Save data, screenshots, and videos.

Without further ado, let get down to steps:

Step 1: If your Nintendo Switch is stuck on Blue Screen, then we have forcefully shut it down by holding the “Power Button” for 12 seconds.

Step 2: Now, hold down both Volume up (+) and Volume Down (-) then press the power button to turn it ON.

Step 3: Keep holding Volume up (+) and Volume Down (-) to boot switch in recovery mode.

Recovery mode on Nintendo Switch

Step 4: Click on “Factory Setting Without Deleting Save Data”.

Remember that this will take some time.

Again, this will delete all the data except Sava data, Videos, Screenshots, and your information.

If you are unable to boot into recovery mode then you should directly go to method 4, directly.

Method 3: Let the battery drain

If you are unable to boot your Nintendo Switch on a recovery mode then the only thing you can do is leave the console on blue screen and let the battery dry.

Once the battery is completely drained, connect the charger and restart the console after some time.

Method 4: Delete everything

This method is like the last weapon in your Arsenal. I would recommend using it only when nothing works.

Sadly, I was not able to find a way to create a backup when the switch is stuck is Blue screen.

The steps are the same as Method 2, but if you want to be sure, then you can follow these steps:

Step 1: If the Nintendo Switch is stuck on Blue Screen, then the only way to shut it down by holding the “Power Button” for 12 seconds.

Step 2: Step 2: Now, hold down both Volume up (+) and Volume Down (-) then press the power button to turn it ON. Release the power button once the power is “ON”.

Step 3: Keep holding Volume up (+) and Volume Down (-) to boot switch in recovery mode.

Step 4: Click on “Restore Factory Settings”.

Again this will delete everything from your console, so use this if nothing works.

If none of these methods work, it means there’s a much more serious issue and you will need to send your switch to repair.

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