18 votes

Permanent Joycon drift fix with a piece of paper

7 comments

  1. [4]
    spctrvl
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    I'm just sitting here, mouth agape, that the fix was this simple, when joycon drift has affected at least three, and probably four generations of switch consoles. I guess time will tell if the fix...

    I'm just sitting here, mouth agape, that the fix was this simple, when joycon drift has affected at least three, and probably four generations of switch consoles. I guess time will tell if the fix really is permanent and addressing the root cause, but this sounds plausible, and explains the inconsistency of the problem; presumably, people who grip their consoles in a way that puts pressure on the enclosure like the paper did will never experience joycon drift, while people who grip it differently might get it on every switch they ever own. It makes you wonder if Nintendo's engineers never figured it out, or if they just didn't feel the fix was worth the cost of retooling their joycon production lines.

    13 votes
    1. [3]
      Nivlak
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      What about a third option of planned obsolescence?

      What about a third option of planned obsolescence?

      2 votes
      1. spctrvl
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        Possible of course, but unlikely as they fix drifting joycons for free.

        Possible of course, but unlikely as they fix drifting joycons for free.

        10 votes
      2. teaearlgraycold
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        Considering that they’re replaceable that could make sense.

        Considering that they’re replaceable that could make sense.

  2. Nepenthaceae
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    Lazy Saturday, applied it, now playing Picross in handheld for the first time in 3 years. I hope it holds.

    Lazy Saturday, applied it, now playing Picross in handheld for the first time in 3 years.
    I hope it holds.

    2 votes
  3. Muffin
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    Wow. I own three drifting joycons, and I can't believe the fix is this simple

    Wow. I own three drifting joycons, and I can't believe the fix is this simple

    2 votes
  4. Nivlak
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    Be careful what you wish for. Nintendo would print these and sell them before they would ever change the joycon design.

    Be careful what you wish for. Nintendo would print these and sell them before they would ever change the joycon design.

    1 vote