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Have a banned Switch, want to buy a new Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by SpaceJump, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I have a banned Switch with my Nintendo Account on it. If I buy a new Switch, will I be able to login with my account from the banned Switch to the new Switch and download my legally bought games from the eShop?
     
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  2. Treeko

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    Yes, but you'll have to call nintendo support to unlink the account from the banned switch first, make a excuse you lost your switch or its broken.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    or say it was stolen
     
  4. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I see. What happens to the banned Switch when my account is unlinked?
     
  5. Augar

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    Nothing, it still works as usual. It will probably display that your account is still linked, since it wont be allowed to contact Nintendo anyway.

    Some very specific games hides LAN-multiplayer behind linked accounts, but there are workarounds for that.
     
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  6. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

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    What if I don't unlink my account from the banned Switch and login to the new Switch with said account, will I be able to download and play my legally bought games from eShop?
     
  7. Augar

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    Yes. The bans issued by Nintendo involving CFW are usually console-only (online play, updated and CDN access), the account is still on good standing. I'm not sure if a repeat offender would be forgiven again, tho.
     
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  8. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Even if I don't unlink my account from the banned Switch? Then why does anyone bother with unlinking?
     
  9. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    Some people are paranoid enough to believe their account will be banned. Others have purchases made on that account they would rather not risk losing.
     
  10. Sakuraibr

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    The console bound games past losses is a fair enough excuse. It's great to see nowadays we can recommend OP to unlink and redownload the games on another console.
    Hope everything goes well and Nintendo proceed with what OP are going for.
     
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