Switch occasionally not reading game cards

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by erolz, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. erolz
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    erolz GBAtemp Fan

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    Hi al!

    My Switch occasionally will not read the game card even though I have it clicked into the slot. The icon on the upper left will show the game is not inserted when it is.
    I have tried removing and then re-inserting the cartridges (Zelda, Mario, Doom, or Mario Kart, all the games I own), blowing into the cartridge slot, pushing the game card all the way down, checking for dust etc.
    It happened again today after playing Zelda for a couple of hours. Changing the cardridge from Zelda to Mario or an other game. Somehow it just won't recognize it.
    I am on 5.1.0 firmware (the latest).

    Any one else out there with a similar problem? Or better.. a solution?
    Thank you!
     
  2. 71r3n

    71r3n Advanced Member

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    Just a tip: Dont blow at your cardridges. Yeah, i know it helped us, back in the 8bit days.
    But i starts corosion on ur gamecard contact, so bether try it with crealing alcohol or somethin like that.
     
  3. Mr. Wizard

    Mr. Wizard Ending the spread of bullshit one thread at a time

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    E8 lattice
    Lick it!
     
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    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    Hack your switch, only play NSPs ;)
     
  5. Mr. Wizard

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