Nintendo Support

Error Code: 2016-0641

Description:

  • An error code is received when trying to start a game on Nintendo Switch.

  • Error code: 2016-0641.

Additional Information:

If a microSD card is inserted on the console, the save location will default to the microSD card when downloading or redownloading software.

What to Do:

  1. Ensure your console has the latest system update

    • If the console is already up to date, restart it by holding down the POWER Button for three seconds, then selecting "Power Options" > "Restart".

  2. If the error is displayed while playing a game, try the following:

Is a microSD card being used with the console?

Situation Not Resolved:

If the error persists with multiple supported microSD cards or while downloading directly to the system memory, the Nintendo Switch console may need to be inspected.

  • For testing purposes, be sure to include one or more of the problematic microSD cards that were being used with the console. 

If the error persists and a microSD card is not being used, then the Nintendo Switch console will need to be repaired.

If you would like further assistance, please contact us.


  • No:

Situation Not Resolved:

If the error code persists and a microSD card is not being used, the Nintendo Switch console may need to be inspected.

If you would like further assistance, please contact us.