why is my nintendo switch oled screen orange

Does your Nintendo Switch screen look solid orange and won’t shut off? Here’s a peek at this issue.

Are you having trouble with your Nintendo Switch showing a solid orange screen that won’t turn off? This problem sometimes occurs when the Switch has a poor internet connection or the WiFi chip is damaged. Here’s a short checklist of things you can do to try and fix this problem yourself before getting Nintendo involved.

  1. Hold down the POWER button for 12 seconds.
  2. The Switch screen should turn off completely.
  3. Press the power button again to turn on the Switch.
  4. The issue should be resolved.

If the orange screen remains on your Nintendo Switch after you complete this step, you may have some hardware damage. Sometimes water or shock damage can impact the internal components of the Nintendo Switch, causing it to show an orange or blue screen. If your console is still within warranty, Nintendo has an easy online repair process for beginning an RMA.

It’s unlikely you’ll encounter the solid color problem on your Switch, but if you do it’s usually an easy fix. Restarting the console is usually the best way to fix the problem. But sometimes there is a hardware issue at heart and Nintendo needs to get involved. If you’ve tried restarting the console multiple times and it reboots with the solid screen – it may be time to get Nintendo involved.

What if the orange screen keeps coming back on the Switch?

A poor internet connection may cause this issue because the Switch is trying to connect to the same WiFi access point over and over. When the console can’t establish a stable connection it may have trouble and display what seems like a solid color. If this happens often enough, you may need to fix your internet connection by replacing the router or the modem.

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