Switch does not output video signal
Since Nintendo support isn’t being very helpful with this, i’m running out of options.
So, recently my nintendo switch stopped outputting video signal. It all began when i put the switch into the dock, into which i also plugged the pro controller since the battery was empty. It all went well for a few seconds when suddenly the screen (monitor) went black, the switch screen turned on and the dock LED started flashing. Took out the switch, put it back in, nothing, as soon as i put it in the dock, the LED would start flashing again, no signal, and switch is not charging.
I thought the dock was bust so i ordered the dock “motherboard” from ebay. The new motherboard worked to some extent because switch would actually charge this time, but still no video signal.
Next i purchased a USB-C to HDMI dongle. This also worked for charging the switch, and video signal was “there”. Using the dongle, i can see my monitor doing “something”, going in and out of standby mode and, to my surprise, it would actually, for a second or two, get video signal from the switch, and then back to black screen.
And that’s where I am at the moment, not knowing if charging port is broken or one of the ICs. I’ve tried multiple HDMI cables and displays (monitor and TV).
My switch is imported and, apparently there’s no way to send it to Nintendo since i’m not resident of any Nintendo supported country :/,
At least a nudge in the right direction is something i’d appreciate at the moment.
It turns out it really was dock that was broken, and, somehow, both dock charging boards i ordered were also broken, including the dongle which simply doesn’t work with nintendo switch. Worst luck ever.
In any case, bought a new switch, only to find this out :D
Is this a good question?