Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:30 am

My right joy con has developed a problem whereby the SL button and the lights don't work but everything else is fine.

Opened it up to have a look and it works fine when open, seems like when one of the ribbons is pressed at a certain angle it loses connection which is obviously what's happening when the unit is closed. Going to poke about a bit more and see if I can make the connection more secure. Bloody annoying!

Also odd that the SR and SL buttons would be on separate ribbons but there you go!

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by suzzopher » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:08 am

My son’s red Joycons are both playing up, left has the drift and the right bumper no longer works.

The build quality on these things are horrendous.

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by jawafour » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:17 am

It's a shame that the Switch joy-con appear to be so unreliable in terms of build quality; perhaps more so as Nintendo previously had a reputation for high quality - the Wii and U controllers being particularly good for reliability.

Having said that, I'm still using my original set of joy-con (April 2017) and haven't yet experienced any problems.

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by christmasforever » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:45 am

Mine are fine, but it’s probably because i hardly play on the thing.

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by Victor Mistletoe » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:50 am

gamerforever wrote:Mine are fine, but it’s probably because i hardly play on the thing.


Same with my ps4. It sits there gathering dust so my launch sticks don't have any rubber degredation.

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by Jezo ho ho » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:41 pm

So just updated and re-calibrated my left joycon, seems to have actually fixed it! Tried the same for the right, but nah, that one's just way too strawberry floated. Am sad. :c

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by OrangeXMS » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:51 am

Jezo wrote:I think my 3rd joycon is starting to drift... Anything changed in regards to best solutions for this?


WD40 Electrical Contact Cleaner works for me (other retailers are available)

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by Jezo ho ho » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:27 am

OrangeRKN wrote:
Jezo wrote:I think my 3rd joycon is starting to drift... Anything changed in regards to best solutions for this?


WD40 Electrical Contact Cleaner works for me (other retailers are available)

Aw man so I gotta open em up n gooseberry fool?

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by OrangeXMS » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:29 am

Jezo wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
Jezo wrote:I think my 3rd joycon is starting to drift... Anything changed in regards to best solutions for this?


WD40 Electrical Contact Cleaner works for me (other retailers are available)

Aw man so I gotta open em up n gooseberry fool?


No you just spray it into the analogue sticks. There is a little rubber cover on the base of the stick, you just jimmy the nozzle under that, give it a couple of sprays and rotate the stick about a lot.

It's only a temporary fix, drift comes back pretty quickly, but it's manageable.

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:24 pm

Just ordered a replacement part for my right joy con which I am hoping will solve my SL button problem, only cost a few quid so I thought it was worth a shot!

Ordered from here in case anyone is interested in doing something similar: http://www.replacebase.co.uk

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:49 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Jezo wrote:I think my 3rd joycon is starting to drift... Anything changed in regards to best solutions for this?


WD40 Electrical Contact Cleaner works for me (other retailers are available)


I like the smell of WD-40.


Solvent abuse is bad kids, mmmkay.

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PostRe: Switch joy cons - £29 to repair yay or nay
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:36 pm

Jenuall wrote:Just ordered a replacement part for my right joy con which I am hoping will solve my SL button problem, only cost a few quid so I thought it was worth a shot!

Ordered from here in case anyone is interested in doing something similar: http://www.replacebase.co.uk

Just to follow up on this. The part arrived super quick, here it is:

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I followed a guide on iFixit for how to disassemble the controller, although in reality it was all fairly straightforward as long as you have the correct bits for a mini screwdriver (Nintendo like to use those "tri" screws to prevent access to most of their stuff)

Whipped the old one out and slotted the new one in and now everything is playing nicely again! All in all it took about 15 minutes and the part was only a few quid so I'm feeling chuffed! :toot:

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