Question About the 'Ban' on the Switch

Zumoly Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Ptrk25

    Ptrk25 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Only game updates and firmware updates.
     
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  2. Masacci0

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    Thank, you, seems like that's how all the known switch ban are working.
     
  3. Zumoly
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    Zumoly GBATemp Analyst

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    Yeah seems like also the ban is console specific! Upon unlinking you basically get back your purchased content and can use on a new account as per @Ptrk25's experience.
     
  4. Hernie

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    That is my exact situation. I think I'm just going to completely erase the other switch and start all over on it.
     
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  5. Zumoly
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    I sure hope it'll work out well for you.
     
  6. Ptrk25

    Ptrk25 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Not new account, your purchased games are still on your old Nintendo account. You can link your old account to your new switch and download your games. ( after the support unlinked it from the old console for you)
     
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  7. dimkin

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    To which support did you wrote? "supprot_dot_ru" and "support_dot_com" answered "you are a cheater, cant help you"

     
    Last edited by dimkin, Aug 23, 2018
  8. Ptrk25

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    I wrote to support_dot_de, because I live in Germany. What did you wrote in your e-mail? In my e-mail I said that my old switch is broken, I said nothing about the ban (or error code). I just asked them to unlink the account from the old console, because it's "unusable".

    Email Response (translated):
    So I send them the information they needed and I got this response:
    Ptrk25
     
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  9. dimkin

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    now tried *DE* support in your way ( lucky me - there is no nintendo support in Latvia, so I could try to ping each support :D )

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    No luck :(
    -more edit-
     
    Last edited by dimkin, Aug 23, 2018
  10. dimkin

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    so - no luck ( or should I try other country support ? :) )
     
  11. PsychOsmosis

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    I've read you can unlink online (Login History page on Nintendo.com and log off from your Switch there) then you factory reset your Switch and then it should be unlinked.
    Might be false though. Haven't been banned yet, so never tried it.

    Make sure to use Checkpoint to backup your save data beforehand.
    Make a NAND backup too beforehand in case something goes wrong.
     
  12. Erol

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    No. There is also a CDN ban, where you can’t download game and firmware updates anymore lol
     
  13. AlphaSapphire

    AlphaSapphire GBAtemp Fan

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    same here
     
  14. dimkin

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    No, banned console isnt there, and factory reset is not possible because of 2181-4008 error
     
  15. PsychOsmosis

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    Fair enough. There's quite a bit of contradictory information on this matter in the forum..!
     
  16. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

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    Basically it'll unlink it on your side but since the console is banned and cannot communicate with Nintendo's servers, it'll stay linked on Nintendo's side.
     
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  17. nachuz

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    You can't remove an account from a Switch once you get banned, it gives you an error when you try it
     
  18. cl_yde_

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    Hi everyone!
    I'd like to ask a quick question.
    I got banned on my console with error 2181-4008. I can still log onto my Nintendo Account on the Nintendo.co.uk website and everything (full access).
    Can I buy a new switch and log onto that one perfectly fine.
    I contacted nintendo and they said it is not possible anymore for me however I can still log onto my nintendo account which don't make any sense to me.
    PLEASE HELP!
     
  19. andijames

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    The post above literally explains this.
     
  20. YoshiOG1

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    Hey guys. I'm sure my question has already been asked before, but I'll ask anyway, in case my situation is slightly different.

    After my Switch console got banned with Error Code 2124-4007, I have since unlinked it via the Nintendo Account settings page from my PC.
    The console ban also prevented me from downloading game updates, but since I was able to receive system updates, I doubt it's a CDN ban.
    My main concern: Will I get another console banned if I re-link my Nintendo Account to a new Switch?

    I'm seriously debating if I should re-link the same Account to a new console, or if I should start from scratch with a new account (which I don't want to have to do)

    Edit: Just so we're clear, I already unlinked the Nintendo Account from the Switch.
     
    Last edited by YoshiOG1, Dec 11, 2018
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