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Do your Joycon drift?

Yes 40 62.50%
 
No 24 37.50%
 
Total:64

Not had this with any JC but with pro-controllers apparently it's due to a build up of dust that seems to mainly happen with the left stick what backs this claim is that if you hold the stick in any direction while pressing it and blow into the edges it seems to sort the issue out on the pro-controllers.



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super_etecoon said:
mZuzek said:

How long has it been since then?

I'm opening up my Pro controller right now lol. Wanna get myself familiarized with this whole fixing/cleaning controllers thing, as it seems like a meta thing to do for as long as the Switch is around.

Not very long, to be honest.  Maybe a month, and I'm not using them like I was when I was playing BotW or Mario Odyssey.  In fact, I still use my Pro to play Rocket League because I trust it more.  I really love the concept of the joycons, the same as I did with the Wii/nunchuck.  It's a bummer that since day one we've had this problematic aspect of the design.

After reading your earlier post I tried this. The joycon is still drifting but it's way less noticeable and its useable now. Hopefully it says like this.



Joy con flips out in the menus, moving down on their own. in games the camera moves wildly, so its either joycon drift or the controllers need an exorcism.



jason1637 said:
super_etecoon said:

Not very long, to be honest.  Maybe a month, and I'm not using them like I was when I was playing BotW or Mario Odyssey.  In fact, I still use my Pro to play Rocket League because I trust it more.  I really love the concept of the joycons, the same as I did with the Wii/nunchuck.  It's a bummer that since day one we've had this problematic aspect of the design.

After reading your earlier post I tried this. The joycon is still drifting but it's way less noticeable and its useable now. Hopefully it says like this.

Hopefully you also tried recalibrating after the fix.  If it helped a bit you might try the same cleaning method again and see if it fixes it completely. Also, maybe share your results in the OP so new people coming in to the thread can try this pretty easy fix.  It was a life saver to me, that's for sure.



Hmm...maybe I will not buy a switch now. Can you imagine if this happened to Sony or Microsoft??



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FragileSurface said:
Hmm...maybe I will not buy a switch now. Can you imagine if this happened to Sony or Microsoft??

Yes, I can.



FragileSurface said:
Hmm...maybe I will not buy a switch now. Can you imagine if this happened to Sony or Microsoft??

RROD and Faulty Game Damaging Disk Drives helped the 360 and PS2 numbers respectively.  When people love a product, or a woman, or a movie, or whatever, they accept faults and limitations because their love overrides these obvious negatives.  Every console has had its share of pros and cons...and in this case at least we can just use a Pro Controller rather than purchase a brand new system 3 or 4 times.



super_etecoon said:
FragileSurface said:
Hmm...maybe I will not buy a switch now. Can you imagine if this happened to Sony or Microsoft??

RROD and Faulty Game Damaging Disk Drives helped the 360 and PS2 numbers respectively.  When people love a product, or a woman, or a movie, or whatever, they accept faults and limitations because their love overrides these obvious negatives.  Every console has had its share of pros and cons...and in this case at least we can just use a Pro Controller rather than purchase a brand new system 3 or 4 times.

Can we please stop saying this about the Pro Controller? It's been beat to death in this thread that the Pro Controller is this shining beacon of non-drifting bliss... it isn't true. I have one and it drifts. Mostly every Splatoon player or Smash player who uses the Pro has drifting on theirs, too, and there are loads of videos and tutorials around of how to fix it or whatever, just like there are for the Joy-Con. It's a Switch issue, not a Joy-Con one.



I have 10 joycons and 1 lefty has just started drifting up. Not terrible yet but still annoying AF.



mZuzek said:
super_etecoon said:

RROD and Faulty Game Damaging Disk Drives helped the 360 and PS2 numbers respectively.  When people love a product, or a woman, or a movie, or whatever, they accept faults and limitations because their love overrides these obvious negatives.  Every console has had its share of pros and cons...and in this case at least we can just use a Pro Controller rather than purchase a brand new system 3 or 4 times.

Can we please stop saying this about the Pro Controller? It's been beat to death in this thread that the Pro Controller is this shining beacon of non-drifting bliss... it isn't true. I have one and it drifts. Mostly every Splatoon player or Smash player who uses the Pro has drifting on theirs, too, and there are loads of videos and tutorials around of how to fix it or whatever, just like there are for the Joy-Con. It's a Switch issue, not a Joy-Con one.

man oh man, you’re always so feisty.

no problems at all with my pro controller. Wasnt’t aware there were any. Thanks for the well meaning information.

Last edited by super_etecoon - on 18 July 2019