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Why Does Nintendo Switch Have No Signal With Samsung TV?

As an owner of the Nintendo Switch, I know the frustration of trying to troubleshoot why there’s no signal when connecting to a Samsung TV. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share how I solved this issue, as well as some other solutions I discovered along the way.

In this blog post, I’ll explain why the Nintendo Switch has no signal with Samsung TVs, and how to fix this problem.

The most likely reason why you are having the no signal issue is that the HDMI cord is not plugged into the TV correctly or the Docking station. It would help to try taking the cord out and plugging it back in again. 

If that did not work, it would also help to make sure that you have got the correct input source selected on your Samsung TV. The input source should be the same as the HDMI port that the nintendo switch is plugged into.

Tips:

  • The most likely reason why you are having the no signal issue is that the HDMI cord is not plugged into the TV correctly or the Docking station.
  • Make sure that you have got the correct input source selected on your Samsung TV.
  • Try turning on or off the auto scan in the aspect ratio settings.
  • Change the resolution settings on your Nintendo Switch.
  • Turn RGB to limited in the settings.
  • Try using a different Docking station.
  • Hard resetting the Nintendo Switch.
  • Plugging the Switch into a different TV.

Why Does Nintendo Switch Have No Signal With Samsung TV?

There could be a number of different reasons as to why your Nintendo Switch is showing up as having no signal on your Samsung TV.

The most common reason though is a combination of the HDMI cord connecting the Nintendo Switch to the Samsung TV, the input on the TV itself, as well as the signal you are on via the television’s software.

If any of these three things are not in line, it could be that you have a result where you have no signal.  

Turn on or off Auto-scan

Some people have had success by turning on or off the auto scan in the aspect ratio settings.

Change the resolution settings on your Nintendo Switch

Some people also have had success by changing the resolution settings on the Nintendo Switch. To do this do the following: 

Settings then TV Output then Resolution

Turn RGB to limited in the settings

Some people have also had success by selecting RGB as limited in the settings on their Nintendo Switches.

In the Switch’s tv settings, turn RGB to limited. System Settings then TV Output then RGB Range

How to Get Nintendo Switch to Work With Samsung TV?

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To get the Nintendo Switch to work on your Samsung TV, you need to take a few steps. The steps have to do with both the Nintendo Switch, as well as the television itself.

When you are working to set up the Nintendo Switch, you need to get it ready first to make the connection.

Setting Up the Nintendo Switch

Read more: Can you access the Samsung TV menu without a remote?

To set up the Nintendo Switch, you start by getting the dock of the Nintendo Switch in place. Connect the Nintendo Switch docking station to a power supply with the adapter from Nintendo.

Then, you need to place the Nintendo Switch into the dock so that the docking station recognizes the device.

From there, you then need to place an HDMI cable into the HDMI out portion of the Nintendo Switch docking station. Once you do all of these things, you will have your Nintendo Switch ready to go.

Getting the Samsung TV Ready

Now that you have the Nintendo Switch ready to go, it is time to prepare the Samsung TV so that it can connect with and work with the Nintendo Switch.

Behind your Samsung TV, or perhaps on the side, you will have a series of inputs. The inputs will all have a label. The labels could be “HDMI 1,” “HDMI 2,” and so on.  

As you are looking at the inputs on the Samsung TV, you want to have the Nintendo Switch HDMI cord go into one of those inputs. Make note of the one that you plug in the Nintendo Switch HDMI cord with.

Once you plug it in, you then want to change the input on your Samsung TV to match that same source.

When you have the source in place, connecting, you should see the Nintendo Switch coming up on your television.  

Why Does My Samsung TV Say No Signal When HDMI is Plugged In?

Why would it be that your Samsung TV is showing no signal when you have the HDMI cord plugged in with your Nintendo Switch? Well, there could be many reasons as to why this is taking place.

The first potential thing to investigate closely is the HDMI cable. Do you have another HDMI cable you could try? Believe it or not, HDMI cables will wear out over time.

When the HDMI cable wears out, it could be that you are not seeing any signal coming from the Nintendo Switch to the Samsung TV.  

Another thing you may want to try out is the input on the Samsung TV. With the Samsung TV, you have multiple inputs.

The inputs, the more you use them, will wear down as well. You should try another input. It could be that the input on the Samsung TV is just no longer functional. By switching the input, you could try to isolate the problem.

The final two things to try have to do with the Nintendo Switch, as well as the Samsung TV. First, with the Nintendo Switch, make sure that you have the console in the docking station.

Also, be sure that the docking station is getting power. On the Samsung TV, make sure you are choosing the correct input.

If you have the HDMI placed in HDMI-1, but you are clicking on HDMI-3, that could be why you are getting no signal.

There are a lot of different reasons why the Nintendo Switch and Samsung TV are not playing nicely together.

When you get the no signal alert on the Samsung TV, you want to troubleshoot. Find the root cause of the problem, and you will have your Nintendo Switch playing on your Samsung TV again in no time.

If it is still not working, here is a list of some other options:

  • Try usind a different Docking station
  • Hard resetting the Nintendo Switch
  • Plugging the Switch into a different TV

Pros of Nintendo with Samsung TV

  • HDMI connection is easy to set up
  • Compatible with a wide range of Samsung TVs
  • Good quality picture and sound

Cons of Nintendo with Samsung TV

  • Incompatible with some Samsung TVs
  • Troubleshooting can be difficult
  • HDMI cable can sometimes need to be replaced