Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Complete List & Solutions

Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Complete List with all the error codes you can find on Nintendo Switch and their solution

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  • 1Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Hardware
    • 1Error 2153-0321
    • 2Error 2168-0002
    • 3Error 2115-0096
    • 4Error 2153-1540
    • 5Error 2139-0006
  • 2Nintendo Switch Error Codes – General
    • 1Error 2162-0002
    • 2Error 2813-6838 / 2813-6561
    • 3Error 2801-7199
    • 4Error 2124-4009
    • 5Error 2124-4517 / 2181-4017
    • 6Error 2124-3080
    • 7Error 2124-4007
    • 8Error 2813-0055
    • 9Error 2813-1470
    • 10Error 2813-0040
    • 11Error 2005-0005 / 2005-0004
    • 12Error 2124-0291
  • 3Error Codes Nintendo Switch – Software
    • 1Error 2164-0020 / 2122-0082
    • 2Error 2162-0101
    • 3Error 2306-0819
    • 4Error 2021-0003 / 2000-0000 / 2101-0002 / 2107-0427
    • 5Error 2124-3000 / 2137-1508
    • 6Error 2813-0071
    • 7Error 2142-1099 / 2155-0400
  • 4Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Internet Connection
    • 1Error 2110-1100
    • 2Error 2811-7001
    • 3Error 2110-2004
    • 4Error 2110-2091
    • 5Error 2110-2201 / 2110-2214
    • 6Error 2110-1100
    • 7Error 2110-2091
    • 8Error 2110-2003
    • 9Error 2110-2004 / 2110-2220 / 2110-2201 / 2110-2214
    • 10Error 2110-3127
    • 11Error 2110-3400
    • 12Error 2122-2403 / 2211-0524
    • 13Error 2811-1006
    • 14Error 2811-5001 / 2811-1028
    • 15Error 2155-8006
    • 16Error 2618-0513
    • 17Error 2160-0103 / 2306-0520 / 2618-0006 / 2618-0201 / 2618-0516
    • 18Error 2160-0202
    • 19Error 2155-8006
    • 20Error 2124-8006 / 2137-8006
    • 21Error 2810-1224
    • 22Error 2137-0240
    • 23Error 2124-8028
    • 24Error 2124-8006-2124-8007
    • 25Error 2160-8006-2160-8007
    • 26Error 2618-0203
    • 27Error 2142-0507
  • 5Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Maintenance and Servers
    • 1Error 2813-0002
    • 2Error 2618-0542
    • 3Error 2613-1400
    • 4Error 2306-0811
    • 5Error 2801-7002
    • 6Error 2124-5119 / 2124-5249
    • 7Error 902-5998
    • 8Error 2810-1500
    • 9Error 2124-5002 / 2124-5200
    • 10Error 2813-0009 / 2813-1400 / 2813-6835 / 2813-9804 / 2813-9712
    • 11Error 2811-7503, 2811-7504
    • 12Error 2816-0700 / 2817-0700
  • 6Nintendo Switch Error Codes – MicroSD
    • 1Error 2002-2049-2002-2064 / 2002-4690 / 2002-6201 / 2016-0247 / 2016-0602 / 2016-0641
    • 2Error 2002-2001 / 2016-0390 / 2205-0123
    • 3Error 2002-4517 / 2002-4641-2002-4660 / 2002-4741-2002-4760 / 2002-0007-2002-0008 / 2002-4683
    • 4Error 2002-4301-2002-4463 / 2002-3005 / 2002-3500-2002-3999 / 2002-0001 / 2016-0601 / 2101-0001 / 2107-0445
    • 5Error 2002-1002 / 2002-2629-2002-2669
    • 6Error 2002-2085
    • 7Error 2005-0003
  • 7Error Codes Nintendo Switch – WiFi
    • 1Error 2110-1000 – 2110-1999
    • 2Error 2110-2000 – 2110-2899 / 2110-2900 – 2110-2999 / 2110-3000 – 2110-3999
    • 3Error 2618-0501, 2618-0502 / 2306-0501, 2306-0502
    • 4Error 2124-0200 – 2124-0269
  • 8Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Games
    • 1Error 2306-0820
    • 2Error 2-AABQA-1021
    • 3Error 2-BABBE-1000

Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Hardware

Error 2153-0321

This code means that there is a serious audio hardware problem, Solution:

  • The console will need to be physically repaired. Call Nintendo Support for more information.
  • A temporary fix that works for some, but not all: uncheck the ‘mute volume when headphones are unplugged’ setting.

Error 2168-0002

This is a console crash error. It could be due to damaged hardware or pirated content, Solution:

  • If there is pirated content on the Switch, delete the files immediately.
  • Try restarting the console.
  • If rebooting doesn’t work, try to make sure your system is up to date.
  • If the above fails, the switch may need to be physically repaired.

Error 2115-0096

Amiibo figure is not accepted on Switch, Solution:

  • Check for system updates.
  • Check the correct Joy-Con to make sure it is working properly.
  • Reset the Amiibo data.

Error 2153-1540

This error code indicates that the switch is not working, Solution:

  • Reboot the switch.
  • Check for updates.
  • If this doesn’t work, call Nintendo Support. The Switch may need to be repaired.

Error 2139-0006

There is a problem with the hardware, Solution:

  • Call Nintendo Support. The console should be ready.

Nintendo Switch Error Codes – General

Error 2162-0002

This is a crash error with multiple causes, Solution:

  • Try restarting the console.
  • Making sure the Joy-Cons are charged.
  • Once rebooted, make sure all parts of the Switch are up to date.
  • If the hang error persists, contact Nintendo Support.

Error 2813-6838 / 2813-6561

The Nintendo eShop Card code that you are trying to use cannot be processed, Solution:

  • Try the code again, checking the numbers carefully.
  • Make sure the code is not destined for a different region.
  • If the above does not work, please contact Nintendo Support.

Error 2801-7199

Facebook upload does not work, Solution:

  • Try unlinking and then re-linking the Facebook account.
  • If this fails, check the Facebook permissions on the Facebook site / app.
  • If the error code persists, please wait and try again later.

Error 2124-4009

This is a general functionality error code, Solution:

  • Reboot the switch.
  • If problems persist, there may be maintenance or an outage.
  • Try again later

Error 2124-4517 / 2181-4017

Usually, unusual behavior was flagged on the Switch, preventing access to the online service, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.
  • If the problem persists, contact Nintendo Support.

Error 2124-3080

Switch cannot connect to online pairing, Solution:

  • Online multiplayer may not be available in your region.

Error 2124-4007

The Switch console being used has been permanently banned from going online, probably due to a breach of the Terms of Service, Solution:

  • Contact Nintendo Support.

Error 2813-0055

The Switch cannot redeem a download code because the software has not yet been released to the public, Solution:

  • Please wait until the release date.

Error 2813-1470

The credit card used in the eShop has been rejected, Solution:

  • Delete and configure the card again.

Error 2813-0040

The download code you are trying to use has already been redeemed, Solution:

  • Please double check your download code.

Error 2005-0005 / 2005-0004

This error means that something in Nintendo is probably corrupted, Solution:

  • Turn off the switch. Do not delete any data yet.
  • Turn it back on and make sure the system is up to date.
  • If this doesn’t work, remove any offensive DLC or pirated content.
  • If the above doesn’t work, try a new MicroSD or format the current one.

Error 2124-0291

Unable to complete the transfer of the user account to another switch, Solution:

  • Check that the user account is not linked in some way to the second console.
  • If so, delete that data and try the transfer again.

Error Codes Nintendo Switch – Software

Error 2164-0020 / 2122-0082

There is software on the Switch that is causing an error, Solution:

  • Go to manage software.
  • Remove the software causing this problem (probably the game that caused the crash).
  • Reboot the switch. Replace the game card, if it is not digital.
  • Reinstall the software.

Error 2162-0101

Can’t start a game because an update is required, Solution:

  • Check for software updates.

Error 2306-0819

The Switch cannot connect to online games, Solution:

  • Make sure the Switch software is up to date.

Error 2021-0003 / 2000-0000 / 2101-0002 / 2107-0427

The latest software is not being used, Solution:

  • Check for software updates Check for corrupted data.

Error 2124-3000 / 2137-1508

The Switch cannot connect to an online service because it is not up to date, Solution:

  • Update the console.

Error 2813-0071

The software has a general problem with the download in eShop, Solution:

  • Restart the console and try again

Error 2142-1099 / 2155-0400

The Parental Controls app cannot connect to the Internet. The console must be updated, Solution:

  • Update the console

Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Internet Connection

Error 2110-1100

The switch cannot determine a network, Solution:

  • Run all Internet troubleshooting setups:
    • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
    • Please check your network password again and try again.
    • If it fails, try turning the home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
    • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
    • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.
  • If this still fails, please call Nintendo Support, as there may be additional solutions. In some cases, the switch may need repair.

Error 2811-7001

An error occurred when using an online service such as eShop, Solution:

  • Restart the console.
  • Check the internet connection.
  • Restart the network devices.

Error 2110-2004

The switch cannot determine a network, Solution:

  • Run all Internet troubleshooting setups:
    • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
    • Please check your network password again and try again.
    • If it fails, try turning the home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
    • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
    • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.
  • Update the router firmware.
  • If the above doesn’t work, please factory reset your router.
  • If this still fails, please call Nintendo Support, as there may be additional solutions. In some cases, the switch may need repair.

Error 2110-2091

The LAN adapter is detected, but the switch could not establish a connection with the router or modem, Solution:

  • Check to make sure the ethernet cable is secure.
  • Try turning your home network off and on.
  • Use a different port on the router.
  • Try a different Ethernet cable.

Error 2110-2201 / 2110-2214

The router or access point alerted the Switch that the wrong password was used, Solution:

  • Confirm the connection password.
  • Fix internet connection problems:
    • Move the switch closer to the router.
    • Create a wireless internet connection file.
    • Power cycle your network.

Error 2110-1100

Cannot establish a wireless network connection. This is because the Switch does not detect a network. (This can sometimes also mean, for those who have USB LAN, that the USB LAN is not configured correctly), Solution:

  • Create a new Internet connection file.
  • Move the switch closer to the router.
  • Power cycle the home network.
  • Move anything blocking the switch or router.

Error 2110-2091

The Switch cannot connect to a wired network, Solution:

  • Check the internet connection.
  • Reboot the switch.
  • Check the DNS settings.

Error 2110-2003

There are connection problems related to the failure to detect the LAN adapter, Solution:

  • Make sure the ethernet is connected.
  • Power cycle the home network.
  • Try a different router port.
  • Try a different Ethernet cable.

Error 2110-2004 / 2110-2220 / 2110-2201 / 2110-2214

Cannot connect to a specific wireless network. Usually this is due to incorrect use of the password, Solution:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
  • Please check your network password again and try again.
  • If this doesn’t work, try turning your home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
  • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
  • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.

Error 2110-3127

Can’t connect to a specific wired or wireless network, Solution:

  • Check the DNS settings and make sure they are correct.

Error 2110-3400

Can’t connect to a specific wired or wireless network, Solution:

  • Check the web authentication permissions.

Error 2122-2403 / 2211-0524

This is a general error, usually caused by a necessary software update or connection problems.

  • Make sure your Switch is up to date.
  • Check the internet connection.
  • Restart the console.

Error 2811-1006

The Switch cannot connect to the Nintendo account, Solution:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
  • Please check your network password again and try again.
  • If it fails, try turning the home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
  • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
  • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.

Error 2811-5001 / 2811-1028

The Switch cannot connect to the eShop or other online functions, Solution:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
  • Please check your network password again and try again.
  • If it fails, try turning the home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
  • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
  • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.

Error 2155-8006

The Switch cannot link a new Nintendo Account to the console. This is usually due to a DNS error or general connection timeout, Solution:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
  • Please check your network password again and try again.
  • If it fails, try turning the home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
  • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
  • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.

Error 2618-0513

The Switch cannot complete a pairing process, Solution:

  • Try again.
  • Test your internet connection.
  • Power cycle your gateway.
  • If this doesn’t work, try updating your gateway firmware.
  • If the above fails, contact Nintendo Support.

Error 2160-0103 / 2306-0520 / 2618-0006 / 2618-0201 / 2618-0516

Joining a game online, starting / completing the game creation process, or completing a game failed. It is very likely that it is a connection problem, Solution:

  • Restart the console.
  • Check the connection.
  • Try a manual DNS alternative.
  • Try turning your home network off and on.

Error 2160-0202

Connection to an online service failed. It is likely that it is a connection timeout problem, Solution:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
  • Please check your network password again and try again.
  • Try turning the home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
  • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
  • If all steps fail, check the network settings of your home network.

Error 2155-8006

The Switch cannot link a new Nintendo Account to the console. This is usually due to a DNS error or general connection timeout, Solution:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
  • Please check your network password again and try again.
  • If it fails, try turning the home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
  • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
  • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.

Error 2124-8006 / 2137-8006

Unable to complete a download. Usually this is due to connection timeout, Solution:

  • Check the DNS settings.
  • Restart the console.
  • Run the internet troubleshooting:
    • If this doesn’t work, manually enter an alternate DNS.
    • If the above doesn’t work, try turning your home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
    • Connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
    • Try connecting to an alternate wireless band as the last step.
  • Contact Nintendo Support if the problem persists.

Error 2810-1224

Login to the account or e-shop has failed. The connection can also be a problem, Solution:

  • Restart the console.
  • Check the connection signal. Then try regular activity again.
  • If the above fails, contact Nintendo Support.

Error 2137-0240

Downloads cannot be completed. This is due to an internet problem, probably a timeout, Solution:

  • Check the internet connection.
  • Troubleshoot Internet problems:
    • Power cycle the home network.
    • Move any object blocking the switch or router.
    • If you can, connect to another wireless band.
  • To troubleshoot cable connection problems:
    • Restart the network devices.
  • If all of the above fail, try updating the router’s firmware.

Error 2124-8028

Nintendo login has failed. This is due to low internet speeds or wireless issues, Solution:

  • Check the internet speed.
  • Troubleshoot Internet problems:
    • Power cycle the home network.
    • Move any object blocking the switch or router.
    • If you can, connect to another wireless band.

Error 2124-8006-2124-8007

This is an error code associated with a connection timeout or DNS error. It could also be a weak signal or a slow internet connection, Solution:

  • Check the internet connection.
  • Reboot the switch.
  • Enter a different DNS.
  • Run the internet troubleshooting:
    • Move any object blocking the switch (if wireless).
    • If the above doesn’t work, try turning your home network off and on or moving closer to the wireless router.
    • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
    • Try connecting to an alternate wireless band as the last step.

Error 2160-8006-2160-8007

Unable to complete a connection test, Solution:

  • Check the internet connection.
  • Make sure you are connecting to the correct network.

Error 2618-0203

Nintendo Switch cannot connect to an online service. This is possible due to problems with the DNS, Solution:

  • Restart the console.
  • Check the DNS settings.
  • Try turning your home network off and on.
  • Manually enter an alternate DNS.
  • Test the internet connection.

Error 2142-0507

The Parental Controls app cannot connect to the Internet. Internet is not detected, probably due to a waiting time, Solution:

  • Reboot the switch.
  • Check the internet connection.
  • Power cycle the home network.
  • Please use a different network.

Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Maintenance and Servers

Error 2813-0002

There is a service interruption preventing connection to Nintendo eShop, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 2618-0542

The Switch cannot join an online game. This is due to too many players, Solution:

  • Please wait and try to join a game later.

Error 2613-1400

The Switch will not create a credit card purchase. This is likely due to maintenance or server issues, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 2306-0811

The switch will not connect to an online service. This is likely due to maintenance or server issues, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 2801-7002

Twitter uploads cannot be completed. This is likely due to maintenance or server issues, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 2124-5119 / 2124-5249

Nintendo Account Services have server problems or are undergoing maintenance, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 902-5998

The Nintendo eShop is undergoing maintenance, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 2810-1500

Unable to complete Facebook login.

  • Restart the console.
  • If the problem persists, it may be a problem with the server. Please try again later, Solution:

Error 2124-5002 / 2124-5200

Could not sign in to a pre-existing Nintendo Account. This specific code determines that it is an interruption by Nintendo, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 2813-0009 / 2813-1400 / 2813-6835 / 2813-9804 / 2813-9712

There is a temporary service issue with the Nintendo eShop. You may also have timed out due to inactivity, Solution:

  • If it is inactive, restart the store.
  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 2811-7503, 2811-7504

There is an outage in the Nintendo eShop network, Solution:

  • Please wait and try again later.

Error 2816-0700 / 2817-0700

A maintenance error appears in the general use of the application, Solution:

  • Please wait again and try later.

Nintendo Switch Error Codes – MicroSD

Error 2002-2049-2002-2064 / 2002-4690 / 2002-6201 / 2016-0247 / 2016-0602 / 2016-0641

An error code occurred while downloading software or updating a game. It is likely that the MicroSD is to blame, Solution:

  • Reboot and check the MicroSD.
  • Make sure the data is not corrupted.
  • Remove and reinsert MicroSD
  • If the above does not work, please format the MicroSD.
  • If all the tips above don’t work, try getting a new MicroSD or downloading it directly to the Switch.

Error 2002-2001 / 2016-0390 / 2205-0123

Can’t access the MicroSD card, Solution:

  • Reboot and check the MicroSD.
  • Remove and reinsert MicroSD
  • If the above does not work, please format the MicroSD.
  • If all the tips above don’t work, try getting a new MicroSD or downloading it directly to the Switch.

Error 2002-4517 / 2002-4641-2002-4660 / 2002-4741-2002-4760 / 2002-0007-2002-0008 / 2002-4683

Cannot download the software to or from the eShop. This is a MicroSD problem, Solution:

  • If a MicroSD is not used, restart the console.
  • Check for software updates.
  • Remove and reinsert MicroSD
  • If the above does not work, please format the MicroSD.
  • If all the tips above don’t work, try getting a new MicroSD or downloading it directly to the Switch.

Error 2002-4301-2002-4463 / 2002-3005 / 2002-3500-2002-3999 / 2002-0001 / 2016-0601 / 2101-0001 / 2107-0445

A MicroSD error occurred while gaming when turning on the Switch (or when exiting sleep mode), Solution:

  • Reboot the switch.
  • Check for software updates.
  • Remove and reinsert MicroSD
  • If the above does not work, please format the MicroSD.
  • If all the tips above don’t work, try getting a new MicroSD or downloading it directly to the Switch.

Error 2002-1002 / 2002-2629-2002-2669

A game cannot be downloaded or started. This will happen with a MicroSD, Solution:

  • Check for software updates.
  • Remove and reinsert MicroSD
  • If the above does not work, please format the MicroSD.
  • If all the tips above don’t work, try getting a new MicroSD or downloading it directly to the Switch.

Error 2002-2085

The MicroSD cannot be recognized, Solution:

  • Check for software updates.
  • Remove and reinsert MicroSD
  • If the above does not work, please format the MicroSD.
  • If everything doesn’t work, try getting a new MicroSD or downloading it directly to the Switch.

Error 2005-0003

There is a problem with the MicroSD that prevents downloads, Solution:

  • Make sure the system is up to date.
  • Search for a new MicroSD or repair the current MicroSD.
  • If the repairs fail and there is no other MicroSD to use, try downloading the software on the Switch system for later use.

Error Codes Nintendo Switch – WiFi

Error 2110-1000 – 2110-1999

An error code within this range means that the Switch cannot connect to the wired or wireless network. Usually the error occurred earlier, not as a timeout, Solution:

  • Try powering off and on your gateway.
  • Put the switch in a DMZ in the gateway configuration. Within that configuration, forward the ports to the switch.
  • Restart the console.

Error 2110-2000 – 2110-2899 / 2110-2900 – 2110-2999 / 2110-3000 – 2110-3999

An error code in this range means that a connection to a wired or wireless network was not made. This error usually occurs during action, such as a loss of connection. The connection loss could also have occurred when obtaining the IP address, Solution:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
  • Please check your network password again and try again.
  • If it fails, try turning the home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
  • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
  • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.

Error 2618-0501, 2618-0502 / 2306-0501, 2306-0502

This error occurs when the Switch cannot join an online game, Solution:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the switch.
  • Please check your network password again and try again.
  • If the above doesn’t work, try turning your home network off and on or moving closer to the router.
  • If the connection fails again, try disabling the password requirements for the network.
  • All steps fail, check the network settings of the home network.

Error 2124-0200 – 2124-0269

User is trying to use an online game feature without logging in, Solution:

  • Log in to the desired Nintendo account.

Nintendo Switch Error Codes – Games

Error 2306-0820

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo won’t start, Solution:

  • Demo sessions for this game are no longer available.

Error 2-AABQA-1021

An online game in Arms will not connect, Solution:

  • Please check your internet connection and try again.

Error 2-BABBE-1000

Ultra Street Fighter 2 Online won’t connect

  • Look for a software update in the game.
  • If this doesn’t work, check the internet connection.
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