Formatting my Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by shanefromoz, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. shanefromoz
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    shanefromoz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Hello i have a Switch on 5.1.
    I use sxos with a jog and dongle.
    I am having an issue where i have to hold the power button in for 20 seconds before it will power on.
    I thought best to factory reset but dont want to lose my info on micro sd card.
    Can someone please suggest the easiest way to do it? Thanks
     
  2. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

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    why don't you take out the sd card before doing the reset?
     
  3. shanefromoz
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    shanefromoz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Will that work
     
  4. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

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    it can't delete anything if it has no access to it. unless you think it will delete stuff next time you insert it.
     
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  5. urherenow

    urherenow GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Never had to format on the switch so I don't know for sure, but on 3DS, formatting changed your ID0 and or ID1, along with moveable.sed. So while the data may still be there, there's a chance the Switch will no longer be able to read it.
     
  6. shanefromoz
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    shanefromoz GBAtemp Maniac

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    I might just formar sd card also. Hopefully that will fix everything
     
  7. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Maniac

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    If your so worried about the sd cards contents then make a copy to your pc
     
  8. bunny_wabbit

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    You sure you don't have a SX OS license file to back-up?
     
  9. shanefromoz
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    shanefromoz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Well i formatted my Switch and some times i still have to hold the power button in for 20 seconds.
    Does anyone have any idea how i can fix this? Thanks
     
  10. BGR

    BGR Newbie

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    Do you have auto rcm enabled?
     
  11. shanefromoz
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    shanefromoz GBAtemp Maniac

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    No
     
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