What if your Nintendo Switch stops turning on?

Stopping on programs is a common occurrence for any computer running any OS, be it a smartphone, desktop PC, or a super-powerful server computer. We are interested in the situation with freezing applications in different operating systems. In this article, we are going to pay our attention to the question of what to do if the nintendo switch won’t turn on.

How to Fix the Problem with Nintendo?

You must make sure the console is fully charged before trying to turn it on again. After the specified time has elapsed, your console should work fine again. If nothing changes all you can do is try to check if there is a problem with the charger. Make sure there are no visible signs of damage.

Any operating system provides a software component responsible for displaying a list of running processes. One of its many features is the forced shutdown of applications. In Windows OS, the system program “Task Manager” is responsible for this. With its help, it is quite easy to forcibly terminate any (almost) process:

  1. There are two options for displaying the Task Manager.
  2. In this case, the “Task Manager” displays only those applications that have visible windows. Highlight the program you want, then click the End Task button.
  3. If a frozen application is not displayed in the list, click on the “Details” item in the lower left-corner.

The Nintendo Switch utility has several functions, although all of them do nothing but terminate the running programs. The most interesting function for us – instant removal of the task – is launched from the “K.O. Moment” drop-down menu. Rather, when you click on this menu, a list of running processes is displayed on the screen – you just need to select any of them, and the ProcessKO program will immediately terminate its work.

Troubleshooting a Nintendo Switch That Won’t Turn On

Now the “Task Manager of Nintendo” will display all currently running processes. You just have to find the one that is frozen. The easiest way to do this is by clicking on the “Status” element at the top of the window. Opposite the name of the hung application will be labeled “Not responding”. Select the process with the mouse, then press the “Delete” key.

Unfortunately, the standard Windows process manager is not always up to the task. When an attempt is made to terminate a frozen (or even not frozen) process, an error may appear on the screen, or nothing may happen at all (the program, as it was displayed in the “Task Manager” list, continues to be displayed in it). In such cases, you can use the command line or resort to using third-party utilities. Let’s start with the first method.

From the command line (console), you can perform many different tasks on your computer, including force terminating any process. For our particular case, the command line should be run as administrator, otherwise, the hung application will not close (the console will display an error). Now it remains to hover the cursor over any open window and click on it with the left mouse button. The program will automatically detect the process that owns the window (even if it is frozen) and forcibly quit it.