When your Nintendo Switch fails to work properly, you may need to take it to get professionally repaired. If you bought your Nintendo Switch from Gamestop, you may be wondering if you can take it there to get fixed. While Gamestop offers many services to their customers, this is not one of them.
The Gamestop locations across North American don’t repair Nintendo Switch devices. You may have heard that Gamestop does fix Nintendo Switch, but this is only for the locations in Ireland. Unfortunately, other Gamestops around the world don’t offer this service.
If something goes wrong with your Nintendo Switch you may not be able to take it to Gamestop in the US, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. On this page, we’re going to discuss what you should do when your Nintendo Switch stops working. Keep reading to find out where you should take it.
Where Can I Take My Nintendo Switch to Be Repaired?
There are a few different places where you can take a Nintendo Switch to be repaired.
- Nintendo support
- Best Buy
- Cell Phone Repair
- Local repair shop
Did you know that if something is wrong with your Nintendo Switch, you can send it directly to Nintendo to be repaired? This is one of the easiest solutions for people who can not find a local shop to repair their console. You can visit the Nintendo support website to set up a repair order for your device.
If you purchased the Nintendo Switch from Best Buy, you can bring it there to be repaired. People who have their Nintendo Switch under Geek Squad protection will be able to get their device either repaired or replaced, depending on how bad the damage is. If your Nintendo Switch isn’t under Geek Squad protection, they may still be able to fix it depending on the problem.
Cell Phone Repair by Assurant has over 800 locations in the US and Canada. If there isn’t a location within driving distance of your home, you can take advantage of their mail-in services. This company performs professional Nintendo Switch repairs and can hand many different problems with the device.
If there is a local gaming or repair shop in your area, they may be able to repair your Nintendo Switch. We recommend giving them a call to see if they may be able to help.
How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Nintendo Switch?
Always speak to the company that is going to take care of the Nintendo Switch to get a price quote for the repair. There are many reasons that a Nintendo Switch may need to be repaired, and some problems will cost more than others to fix. According to the Nintendo website, there is a fee for devices that are no longer covered by warranty.
If a Nintendo Switch is under warranty, but Nintendo determines that the cause of the problem is something they do not cover, they will contact you about the cost of the repair. While Nintendo doesn’t list the prices, they do mention that the customer will be contacted about payment before the repair takes place.
Someone from Nintendo will attempt to contact the customer twice to arrange a repair payment. If the customer doesn’t respond, the company will mail the Nintendo Switch back without performing any repairs.
However, you may be wondering what some cost estimates are for repairing a Nintendo. These are some common problems and an average cost to repair each one:
|Nintendo Switch analysis||$19.99|
|Dropped or damaged console||$89.95 or higher|
|Nintendo Switch won’t charge||$79.95 or higher|
|Joycon repairs||$40.95 or higher|
|Nintendo Switch freezing or turning off||$97.95 or higher|
|Blue screen (dead)||$99.95 or higher|
|Over-heating or complications with fan||$79.95 or higher|
How to Use Nintendo’s Online Repair Service
Nintendo support has an online repair service. This section can be used for general troubleshooting or arranging a repair. It’s recommended to start with the troubleshooting guide that applies to the problem you are having with the Nintendo Switch. If this is something you are unable to fix on your own, you will need to send the device in.
Start by agreeing to the terms and services that Nintendo provides and then create an online account. With an account, you will be able to track the process of the repair. Make sure you have your Nintendo Switch’s serial number handy because you will need to provide it. You will also need to provide billing information, repair details, and shipping details.
Once you complete the repair order, instructions will be emailed to you on what to do next. You will need to include a repair letter with your Nintendo Switch when you send it in. Make sure this letter has the correct repair order number, your shipping and contact information, a list of items sent in for repairs, and a description of your problem.
When packaging your item to send in for repairs, make sure you pad it thoroughly to protect it during shipping. It is also recommended to use a plain box that doesn’t have any labels on it from previous shipments or other companies. Nintendo also suggests wrapping the device in plastic kitchen wrap before packing it.
Can you bring a damaged or malfunctioning Nintendo Switch to Gamestop for repairs? The only Gamestop locations that repair Nintendo Switch are in Ireland. Locations in North America and other parts of the world are not equipped to repair Nintendo Switch.
If you need to have your Nintendo Switch repaired, you can arrange to send it directly to Nintendo for repairs. However, by using the troubleshooting guide they provide online, you may find a solution for the problem you are having.
Other places where you can have a Nintendo Switch repaired are Cell Phone Repair, Best Buy, and local repair shops. Always speak to an associate first to get a price quote on the repair.