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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Apparently someone found a 'permanent' fix for Joy-Con drift.

Here you go:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vid8lIXmZwE

The guy goes at length explaining how the Joy-Con's analog stick functions and why the drift is being caused, and then comes up with the most ridiculously simple solution. Basically you wanna put some cardboard inside the thing, gg. I suppose Nintendo will come up with a new use for Labo if they see this.

I don't know for sure if this is really gonna be a permanent fix for everybody, but it seems good.



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Nah this wears the contacts out faster. There is no real fix. The only fix is for Nintendo to stop using off the shelf Ali express parts and use a more custom design that doesn't use those shitty contacts. Metal scraping the contacts is why drift is happening.

Last edited by Leynos - on 14 July 2021

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

A permanent fix is a class-action lawsuit.



I'd rather Nintendo fixed the issue....and Microsoft and Sony. Apparently all three have some issues with drift. My Xbox Series launch controller started to drift after 6 months, while a controller usually lasts like 3 years minimum of heavy use before I start having issues.



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I'm thinking of buying the swtich. Is it possible to connect a switch pro controller to the oled screen instead of using the joycon?



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KratosLives said:

I'm thinking of buying the swtich. Is it possible to connect a switch pro controller to the oled screen instead of using the joycon?

If you mean wirelessly, then yes. Once it's synced you just hold the home button and voila. They also make these 

https://www.target.com/p/nintendo-switch-split-pad-pro-black/-/A-80110543?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000012807845&CPNG=PLA_Electronics%2BShopping_Local%7CElectronics_Ecomm_Hardlines&adgroup=SC_Electronics&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=g&device=c&location=9004360&targetid=aud-554728242396:pla-667803313112&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&gclid=CjwKCAjwlrqHBhByEiwAnLmYUGqNc4Lnew8Piwtfs8fOidXq1NTpUQ8kceDu2j-vE_Q9h6iSjW3bpBoCz7sQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

which are joycons that are more like an xbox/ps controller.



KratosLives said:

I'm thinking of buying the swtich. Is it possible to connect a switch pro controller to the oled screen instead of using the joycon?

Just buy a Split Pad Pro. I have not used the Joycons since 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Split-Ergonomic-Controller-Handheld/dp/B08FJ7XY3B



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:
KratosLives said:

I'm thinking of buying the swtich. Is it possible to connect a switch pro controller to the oled screen instead of using the joycon?

Just buy a Split Pad Pro. I have not used the Joycons since 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Split-Ergonomic-Controller-Handheld/dp/B08FJ7XY3B

Is it comfortable to game with? Or is the screen not as heavy as I imagine?



This means its probably a manufactureing issue.
ei. not all controllers, are as "tight" around that area, as nintendo planned.
(stuff like wear and tear, and plasic giveing abit, could also be causeing it).


Wonder if Nintendo is aware of this.
If not, they should pay this guy (if pressure fix really works) for finding it (the root cause).



KratosLives said:
Leynos said:

Just buy a Split Pad Pro. I have not used the Joycons since 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Split-Ergonomic-Controller-Handheld/dp/B08FJ7XY3B

Is it comfortable to game with? Or is the screen not as heavy as I imagine?

Very comfy. I never play undocked without them.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!