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Nothing displays on the Nintendo Switch screen

  • Is the console in sleep mode? 
    →Wake the console from sleep mode. 

  • Is the console off? 
    →Press the Power button to turn the console on.

    If the console won't turn on, there's a chance that the battery is empty. Try charging the console. 

  • The console may be frozen.
    →There is a chance that the console has frozen with a black screen. Look at the console in a darkened room and see if any light is coming from the screen. If so, the console has frozen. Hold the POWER Button for 12 seconds or more to turn the console off.

    Then, press the POWER Button to turn the console on again.

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