Question Switch Won't Boot into RCM?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by NoLaw, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. NoLaw
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    Hi everyone. I seem to have run into a new problem with my switch running CFW and I cannot figure out how to fix it. I was hoping someone here could help.

    My switch is on Firmware 7.0.1 w/ Kosmos 12.0.1/Atmosphere 0.8.7 on a FAT32 SD card. I also have AutoRCM enabled. I also have a NS-Atmosphere Jig, etc with the latest version of Hekate in the payload. It was working perfectly well until this evening. I was playing a game from the SD card and the game froze during a loading screen. Not knowing what else to do, I held the power button on the switch for ~ 10 seconds or so and the system shut off.

    Now, the system will not boot up. I have tried putting in the jig and the NS-Atmosphere but I cannot even get into the RCM screen. I am pretty sure I had plenty of battery before the crash, so I am unsure what else I can do. Please help!
     
  2. NivekGr

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    I was going to post a new thread and I saw your post!
    I am at the same position. Firmware 6.2/atmosphere 0.8.4/autorcm ON and I wanted to restart my switch to RCM from hekate. After the power button select it doesn't open and doesn't get recognized by my phone or PC so it's not on RCM. I tried all the classics like holding power button 30/45 sec etc etc. No luck :( please help us.
     
  3. Milenko

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    The battery can go weird sometimes, charge it for 20 minutes then try again
     
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    You tried to attach your console to the pc with TegraRCM and inject payload?
     
  5. NivekGr

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    Done that and still no signs of life.. I will let it charge for 3 hours and try again..

    Yep I tried. Doesn't go to RCM at all. Doesn't boot up. No PC sound! Nothing
     
  6. Unleanone999

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    If you can't even go into rcm it's probably that you ran out of battery. Let it charge for a while then try injecting the payload again.
     
  7. NivekGr

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    I let it charge for 6 hours and still nothing!!
    I am thinking about giving it to a servise for a check
     
  8. PatrickD85

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    in front of a screen...
    I've been in the situation thinking I bricked mine a few times.

    As noted battery can be weird.
    In case of doubt charge it for roughly 30 minutes.

    Best thing to always try; 30 second power press should make it shut off from anything really.
    If you are unsure if can be seen be sure to check if webcfw can see it as APX device ... then it might be locked to RCM mode (autorcm)

    Also does connecting an usb-c cable make the power icon display? (Even if power is very low that should appear)
     
  9. NoLaw
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    I was able to get mine working again. I left it plugged in overnight and then was able to boot with jig + Dongle after holding the power + vol combo for 20 seconds or so. I could tell it had life beforehand hand because my computer was recognizing a usb device when i would plug it in. Thanks everyone for the help!
     
  10. Unleanone999

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    Sounds like hardware issue on your part. Software crash or game freezes wont be able to stop rcm from working. If you still have a warranty then yes have it check.
     
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