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Take care of your Nintendo Switch — Nintendo’s repair shops are closed due to COVID-19

Nintendo’s buyer assist operation has closed its restore service facilities, as a preventive precaution to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus as authorities officers proceed to difficulty stay-at-home orders. That implies that house owners of the Switch and different Nintendo consoles and handhelds have to be further cautious with the {hardware} serving to them get by this time spent indoors.

The restore facilities are “closed until further notice,” Nintendo mentioned in a statement on its support site. Not solely might merchandise despatched in for restore to any extent further be returned to gamers as undeliverable, however {hardware} that Nintendo had accepted and was engaged on earlier than this closure is now successfully stranded at its shut-down services.

“If the repair center was able to receive the repair order, it will remain there until repair services resume,” the corporate mentioned.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding,” Nintendo continued. “Once repair services resume, we will work as quickly as possible to get you playing again.” The firm specified that it’ll honor the guarantee for all of its merchandise ought to that expire throughout the closure interval.

Nintendo of America already closed its headquarters within the Seattle space — hit significantly laborious by the COVID-19 unfold — and its well-known Nintendo New York flagship retailer at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The firm mentioned two weeks in the past {that a} Redmond, Washington, worker tested positive for the virus.

Nintendo’s U.Okay. restore operations seem like working at the moment, in response to a message posted to the company’s regional website there. However, Nintendo famous that “there may be delays in responses to messages and processing repairs.”

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