Nintendo Switch Charging Problem
Nintendo Switch console is offering both TV and portable gaming capabilities. When we use the Switch console in TV mode, the battery longevity of the Switch isn’t an issue. So, what about the portable gaming capabilities where we can bring the console along with us and play it anytime and anywhere we want? The console longevity when it is in portable mode is an interesting question, where the answer may vary. The Switch battery life when we used the console in portable mode depends on the graphics requirements of the game we play. Well, we don’t see this as an issue of the Switch battery life. What we have here is a big question about how to fix the Nintendo Switch charging problem. With this issue of the Switch battery, no matter what mode of the Switch console, it won’t survive any longer without fixing this problem.
It doesn’t matter you play the Switch console in TV or portable gaming; both modes need to use the console’s battery life. Therefore, if your Nintendo Switch console is not charging, or the battery charge continues to go down despite connected to the AX adapter, you need to worry about this. Your Nintendo Switch battery is also not right when it is never fully charged, or maybe while the console is on and connected directly to the AC adapter, the battery charging indicator is not displayed on the LCD screen. If your Nintendo Switch console is having any or all of these symptoms, read this tutorial on how to fix the Nintendo Switch charging problem. You need to see what to do to repair the problem as soon as possible.
Nintendo Switch Battery When It Is Not Charging
Before we have the possible solution for this battery issue, we have to know that the Nintendo Switch console takes approximately 3 hours if we want to fully charge the battery when the Switch console is turned off or in sleep mode. This average charging time will be longer if the console is in use while it is charging. After being charged fully, the Switch console battery life can last approximately 3 hours. This range depends on the software application and function of the game being played. This range of battery life and charging time won’t be the same if your Switch console is having this charging problem. Therefore, try the following possible solution for how to fix Nintendo Switch charging problem:
- Press and hold down on the power button of your Nintendo Switch console or about 3 seconds until the Power menu options appear on display, then select the option to turn off the console.
- Try to unplug the HDMI cable from the dock and also from the TV.
- Unplug the Nintendo Switch AC adapter from the wall outlet and the Nintendo Switch console. If it is plugged into the dock, unplug it from the dock as well. After you have unplugged the AC adapter, leave it for at least 30 seconds.
After you have complete the steps above, try to charge your Nintendo Switch again. Don’t forget to ensure that you use the original Nintendo Switch AC adapter to charge the console. The original AC adapter of Nintendo Switch console is model No. HAC-002.
Further Diagnosis of Charge Troubleshooting
If you are using the original AC adapter to charge the console, then do the following steps:
- Check the original Nintendo Switch AC adapter and cord for any kinks, frayed cables, or any other damaged.
- Hold the AC adapter close to your ear and gently shake it to check for any unusual noises, loose parts, etc. probably you need to repair or replace the AC adapter if any damage is present.
- Re-connect the Switch original AC adapter directly to the console and then to a wall outlet.
- After you connect the AC adapter to the Switch console, the LCD screen will power on, and you should see the battery charging indicator is appearing on display on the upper right corner of the screen. The LCD screen of the console may need to wait for about 15-30 minutes to allow the console to start up if you charge your Nintendo Switch console when the battery is almost out.
If the Switch LCD screen is not displaying the battery charging indicator after doing so, there could be an issue with your Switch AC adapter or maybe the console. Test the AC adapter by disconnecting any accessories from the dock, and then try to connect the AC adapter to the dock. While connecting the adapter, observe the TV output LED on the front of the dock. If it flashes the moment you plugged the adapter into the dock then immediately shut off, it means the AC adapter is working properly. You will need to repair the Switch console.
If you are not using the original AC adapter to charge the console, then you notice this battery not charging problem, probably replacing the AC adapter may resolve the issue. Nintendo doesn’t take responsibility for any possible damage of using another AC adapter model which is not licensed.