Nintendo Switch Problems: The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest products in the gaming industry since its launch in spring of 2017. It is a unique hybrid console that can also act as a handheld system and can be played anywhere you go. The Nintendo Switch has come out so far as a pretty good success for Nintendo with how well the system has sold. So far it has sold over 20 million hardware units, as well as nearly 90 million software sales. In just 1.5 years the Switch has already sold more units than its predecessor, the Nintendo Wii U.
Like many Nintendo systems that came before it, The Nintendo Switch boosts a rather impressive library of exclusives with games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The 2018 release lineup looks bright with the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, as well as what we already know about potential 2019 games like Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Bayonetta 3, and Metroid Prime 4.
The Dock Scratches The Screen
Moving the Nintendo Switch from its portable configuration into the dock is a process that takes only seconds. If you don’t put the console in perfectly straight, however, it’s quite easy for the dock to leave permanent damage on the outside of your screen. The damage seems to be caused by two pieces of plastic protruding inside the dock, which will make contact with the outside bezel of the Switch at either end of the console when it’s dropped into place.
A screen protector is a must-have accessory, as any damage done by the dock will be to the removable protector and not the console itself. However, early, flexible screen protector kits released for the system, including the “official” PDP product, were cut incorrectly, causing bubbles. Tempered glass covers shouldn’t suffer from this problem. It’s advised to wait about 24 hours before docking your system after using a tempered glass protector, however, as the adhesive could melt if not allowed to set.
The Joy-cons Disconnect For No Reason
The most notorious of the Nintendo Switch’s issues thus far, disconnecting left Joy-Con controller, appears to be a fairly widespread problem, The Joy-Con can disconnect with the console, seemingly at random, which can be extra frustrating if it leads to being killed during a good run in Breath of the Wild. Squeezing the controller, placing it behind one’s back, and covering the front of it with a hand all appear to exacerbate the problem.
According to multiple reports and user teardowns, the problem appears to stem from Nintendo’s decision to put the left controller’s Bluetooth antenna inside the circuit board, rather than using a discrete component, which could be positioned optimally.
Nintendo Switch Internet Problems
You shouldn’t be down just because you’re seeing Nintendo Switch WiFi issues! Connectify Hotspot software app allows you to share your Windows laptop’s WiFi connection with your other devices. This comes in handy:
when you are trying to avoid additional hotel WiFi charges that gouge you for every single device.
to save time and simplify the way you connect your Nintendo Switch console to public WiFi networks.
to solve NAT type issues for online gaming.
You can use your Connectify Hotspot as a middleman for the Nintendo Switch console. The first time you use Switch with your Connectify Hotspot you will have to set it up manually. But, every time after that, all you need to do is open up your laptop and turn on your Connectify Hotspot, your Switch console will recognize the Connectify connection from its last session.
Nintendo Switch Wifi Problems
A number of Nintendo Switch users have reported issues of the console’s wi-fi suddenly borking out. If this happens to you, restarting the system seems to fix the issue almost everytime. Manually reconnecting to the network is a lost cause, so simply hold the power button to restart or switch off the console. Try not to confuse this with Sleep Mode, which is an easy mistake to make.
Just got your Nintendo Switch console and can’t wait to play online? There are cases where Nintendo Switch WiFi issues unfortunately pop up to ruin your experience, or at least make it annoying. Try and use your Switch console to connect to a public WiFi: you have to set it up with every new WiFi connection – especially troublesome when the hotel / public WiFi requires a password through a browser login. If you are frequently on the go, this can make the Nintendo Switch console almost too much trouble to bother with.
Also, when playing online on your Nintendo Switch, there are frequent issues with the NAT type – especially if you’re getting a strict NAT. This makes it virtually impossible to play online certain games, depending on the WiFi network you’re using.
Nintendo Switch Problems Fixed
On bigger displays, dead pixels are a common issue. It was the same with Sony’s PSP range, and the Nintendo Switch is no different. Quite a few users online have begun to notice dark patches on their device’s touchscreen, these are dead or stuck pixels, things that are usually not covered by manufacturers and cannot be repaired but only replaced.
Nintendo has made it clear that a “small number of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens,” and that one should not consider this as a product defect. If your retailer is feeling generous, you could end up with a replacement Switch unit. The odd bit is that you could end up with a replacement unit with a few more dead pixels so there’s no guarantee on that front.
Stuck Controller Straps
The Joy-Con controller straps give you a centimeter of more grip to hold on to. However, insert then incorrectly and you will end up non-functional top buttons. By incorrect we mean inserting the wrong strap into the wrong controller. If inserted correctly, a button on top is supposed to eject them. But it looks like Nintendo oddly did not come across a scenario where they would have mistakenly switched the straps because it is pretty hard to pull them off. You will eventually get them off, but it wise to be cautious as you don’t want to spend the first ten minutes of your gaming session because of an incorrectly placed strap.
Scratched Switch Screen
The problem arises from the fact that Switch Dockis made of cheap plastic and does not even have a smoother inner lining. When you slide your Switch tablet in and out of the dock, the plastic screen on the tablet gets scratched when it makes contact with basic plastic inlays. It’s not a design defect, but a velvet lining on the inside could have prevented the display from getting scratched every time you insert it into the dock. So until the next Switch comes out. You will need you to fit a micro fibre cloth on the inside of the slot to prevent the abrasion as there is no other solution.