How to Fix Nintendo Switch Stuck at Black Charging Screen

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You have probably been busy and haven’t played your Nintendo Switch for several days, weeks, months or even years. One day, you’ve tried to turn it on and charge it. You were surprised your Nintendo Switch didn’t turn on and was stuck on a Black Charging Screen with a low battery indicated on the upper left corner of the screen. You might think it’s just the battery, maybe so depleted that won’t turn on.

So you’ve decided to leave it for charging, after a couple of minutes or hours, you tried to turn in on. Unfortunately, it still stuck on the black charging screen with the low battery indicator on the side.

Nintendo Switch requires some battery juice in order to boot up due to its hardware components, which is why when the battery is depleted, it won’t turn on and have some minor issue. The good news is, your switch is not broken yet, you just have to do some tricks to turn it on again. Remember back the days during the SNES era? that if the cartridge does not work, you’ll just blow the bottom to remove some dust and actually do the trick? Its similar to that.

How to Fix Stuck on Black Charging Screen

So, this is how you fix it. Follow the step by step guide below.

  1. First, you need to remove the Joycons from your Nintendo Switch.
  2. If your Nintendo Switch is connected on the dock, remove it. And the adapter charger.
  3. Now, charge your switch directly with the adapter charger and wait about 10 to 15 minutes to give it some juice to boot up.
  4. Then turn off your switch by holding the power button for 12 seconds until the screen turns off.
  5. Remove the charging cable from your switch and wait for about 3 to 5 seconds to cool it down.
  6. Turn it on again by pressing the power button.
  7. Once it’s turned on, your switch should now proceed to the Home Screen and shows a reminder message saying it needs to be charged.
  8. Immediately charge your switch and it will now starts to increase its charging capacity.
  9. Done!

From now on, you’re good to go and your Nintendo Switch won’t go back to the Black Charging Screen, unless you decided deplete its battery again. You can put back the Joycons to your switch after the battery reaches at least 15% in capacity.

That’s it! Hope this guide helps you revive your precious Nintendo Switch. If you still have problem with this, please let us know in the comment section.

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