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A more affordable, purely handheld version of the Nintendo Switch game console, with integrated Joy-Con controllers and a slightly smaller screen. Released September 20, 2019.

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What is the safest way to power down my device?

So recently my switch just got the error code 2165-1001 and the error message specifically says to power down the console using the power button. However, my console's power button hasn't worked in about a year, if not longer, and I haven't had a chance to replace it myself or the opportunity to get it fixed. Is it safe to let the console die and then charge it? Or is there a safe way to power down the console in this case? Again, I cannot use the power button as the power button does not work.

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An update for this: I went to bed and when I woke up in the morning my switch was dead. I plugged it into the charger and it started working again. Now I just gotta figure out how to fix the power button.

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Can you try holding the home button to get into the power menu?

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Unfortunately the error message made it so that way I could not use the home button. Also the power menu on the switch lite only allows you to put the console to sleep and not turn it off.

I went to bed before your answer was posted so I hadn't seen it. However, my switch died in during the night and once I had plugged it in to charge it, it was completely normal. The thing I have to focus on now is replacing the power button.

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