How To Fix: Nintendo Switch Not Connecting to TV

Here are some of the workings of troubleshooting that you can apply in order to resolve the Nintendo Switch Connecting issue without having a hassle.

Follow mentioned points to connect the device and some suggestions you should follow to use the device effectively with another device.

If you are not able to connect the Nintendo with tv then follow these steps or check if the cables are connected in the same manner.

First, let me tell you why it’s not working.

  • If the cables are connected on the wrong orders.
  • Using the wrong cable input in the tv
Nintendo switch not connecting to tv
Nintendo Switch Not Connecting To TV

Working Solution

The most common reason for not supporting tv to Nintendo is the cable. To connect with each other you will need two different types of cables for that. The first is a USB C-type switch AC adapter cable and the other one is a standard HDMI 1.4b cable.

When you make a purchase of the switch these accessories will come with that in a new addition, so if you do not need to add the other brand’s cable with that and if you are using other cables then stop it will cost high damage to your switch.

Not Connecting HDMI Cable Properly

Sometimes what happens while connecting cables is we accidentally connect the wrong cables to avoid these problems. You have to put the cables in order to get the expected results out of that. Suppose if you added the HDMI cable in the wrong input, for you added the HDMI cables in the TV but the device will not recognize it and show eros like please insert the HDMI cables in it.

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If you are facing the same issues as follow the mentioned order:

  • Remove the Nintendo switch from the port.
  • Now you need to add the USB C switch adapter in the port, the AC Adapter will be mentioned on it. Check the name and attach it to it.
  • After that, put the other end of the AC Adapter in the wall outlet.
  • Insert the one end of the HDMI 1.4b cable into the port named HDMI OUT
  • At last, put the other end of the HDMI cable in the Tv as mentioned on the TV connection.

Now if you haven’t done any cable in the wrong plug then your system will work as you start the device. If the device does not work with the same cable connection then your HDMI or USB C might not work.

You should change the cables just to check they work fine. Most importantly if your TV is still blank and the connections are all set, move the HDMI cable to another port. Double-check before jumping to any final conclusion.

At last, we would like to mention that. This process will only work with the Nintendo switch if you have the Nintendo switch lite and any of the mentioned methods will not work.  Nintendo switch lite has no such option of connecting it to a TV.

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The lite version of the Nintendo is not designed to connect to tv you have to jump to another version or have to use it as it is. Furthermore, if you have the Nintendo switch and still not working stop using the third part wires and cables.

switch dock not connecting to tv

The Connector Port Has Been Broken

If any of your port connectors are broken such that they cannot bear the load and not exchange from each other due to connectivity issues. The results will not show up on the screen.

While closing the dock cover accidentally the wire was pulled out, so the wire is not inserted and will show the results on the blank screen.

Sometimes what happens is the device is not able to consume the power so if the wire is connected it still shows the blank screen. In that case, you can remove all the plugs and after a couple of minutes insert the same pins in the correct order. Now the new connection is ok the screen will pop up with login activity.

If this process is still not working, first change the cables and if the new cables still do not work change the device of connection. Try this same order of wires in different TV. Sometimes due to issues with the TV, the exchange is not possible so try the switch to another TV.

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If that also does not work, then call the contact support of Nintendo. The support team will help you with that process.

The support team surely solves all the issues regarding it and if still, that doesn’t work the support team will explain the further steps to take on your Nintendo. As the problems can be solvable from the service center and if the tv is not working then call the customer support of the Tv.

Finally, we like to mention the most important thing after the connection is that the electricity supply is working in your home and you don’t forget to switch it on after the cables are connected correctly.

While making a connection with the wire please make sure the power supply is off so you can avoid any consequences. And you are not trying to connect the Nintendo switch lite to tv this will not support this system.

This is the end of this short guide for more similar content do read our Nintendo Switch Guides for more helpful content such as whether can you play DS games on Switch or Dock not working on Switch and more.

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