Nintendo Switch Problems: No Replacements Offered For Consoles With ‘Dead Pixels’ [REPORT]


You don't have to worry if you're one of those Nintendo Switch owners encountering dead pixels on the console's screen. Nintendo recently shed some light on the issue and stressed that it is not a defect.

Nintendo explained on their official FAQ page that the dead or stuck pixels are "a characteristic of LED screens" that the console's screen is made out of and should be treated as a normal occurrence, Game Rant reported. Since last week, a number of players both local and international complained that their Switch tablets are incapable of displaying images in the screen's small parts.

The dead pixels show up at the edge of the screen and sometimes in the middle. The former is not that troublesome, but the latter proves to be distracting while you're in the middle of a game.

The manner in which Nintendo dismissed the dead pixels issue may alarm some players. If the company doesn't consider it as a legitimate problem, it means that they are not willing to offer replacements for the console even though numerous dead pixels are already littering the screen.

The Nintendo DS (launched in 2004) also came with dead pixels and as expected, Nintendo refused to provide replacements. It remains to be seen whether the same thing will happen to the Nintendo Switch or not.

Aside from dead pixels, gamers also reported experiencing blue screens and connectivity problems with the Joy-Con controllers while playing on the Nintendo Switch. Others complained about the screen flickering from black to white.

The blue screen of death happened while a gamer is playing "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." The user claimed that the screen went white and noises were heard from the console. The blue screen appeared after a restart. Nintendo support declared the console as dead and eligible for replacement.

Players are delighted when they found out that the Joy-Cons are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity that makes it capable of being paired with a PC, Game Rant further reported. The problem, however, is this: the controllers have separate Bluetooth functionalities, meaning only one can connect to the PC and the other controller will be useless.

The Joy-Con controllers also have the tendency to desync or lose connection while the Nintendo Switch is in console mode (connected to a TV with the Joy-Cons functioning as wireless controllers), SlashGear reported.

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