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Switch Dock Problems

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 4th, 2022, 8:49 pm

Well I was hoping to temporarily move my Switch downstairs so we'd have more room to review Switch Sports, but I guess I shouldn't have touched it.

Now it won't output to the TV. When I turn it on, the screen comes on instead. I've been messing with it for an hour now. I read about rebooting the thing and plugging in the cables in a particular order, but nothing has worked.

I watched one YouTube video that demonstrated how if the dock is working, the screen will turn off when you place it in the dock. Mine does not do that. Unfortunately a replacement dock is $140. For that cheap piece of plastic?? Thanks Nintendo!

The weird thing is, I believe I've run into this problem before. I'm hoping it will just sort of magically fix itself. If anyone has any advice I'm all ears.

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Re: Switch Dock Problems

Postby ActRaiser » July 5th, 2022, 10:01 am

What are you plugging it into? Is it directly into the TV or an AV Receiver/switch box of some sort?

I'm sure you've considered plugging straight into the TV and/or replacing the the HDMI cable.

Knock off docks are $25 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/ikedon-Portable- ... 7Cst%3Adtp

Nintendo's website official docks run for $60.
https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/dock/

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Re: Switch Dock Problems

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 5th, 2022, 4:23 pm

Crisis averted! Turns out I had the power plugged into the USB port! (it fits but a little loose)

That's what I get for trying to hook up things without my glasses!

Thanks to Actraiser who gave me the Nintendo direct link - it's good to know.

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Re: Switch Dock Problems

Postby BlasteroidAli » July 5th, 2022, 5:48 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Crisis averted! Turns out I had the power plugged into the USB port! (it fits but a little loose)

That's what I get for trying to hook up things without my glasses!

Thanks to Actraiser who gave me the Nintendo direct link - it's good to know.

Fab, I love a happy ending.

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Re: Switch Dock Problems

Postby MSR1701 » July 6th, 2022, 6:40 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:Crisis averted! Turns out I had the power plugged into the USB port! (it fits but a little loose)

That's what I get for trying to hook up things without my glasses!

Thanks to Actraiser who gave me the Nintendo direct link - it's good to know.


LOL! I can relate all too well!


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