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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Today one of my launch day Joy-Cons broke

One of my kids had some friends over and wanted to play SMBW.

One of the Joy-Cons refused to identify when pressing sr+sl. For a while the leds haven’t turnode on on that one.

I just right now took it apart and noticed that one of the two ribbon cables was broken. Of course I made it worse by completley snapping it while wrestling with it.

R.I.P red launch day Joy-Con you’ve served me well.

P.S. I’ve yet to experience the drift people are talking about.



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Wow that's impressive it broke before it drifted haha. You got lucky on that joycon, other than it breaking of course.



I have launch joy cons that made it 5 years before drifting, but there has been substantial drift for a while now. One of these days I'll have to take it apart and fix it.

Last edited by VAMatt - on 12 November 2023

VAMatt said:

I have lunch joy cons that made it 5 years before drifting, but there has been substantial drift for a while now. One of these days I'll have to take it apart and fix it.

The ribbon cables are a PITA but other than that they are surprisingly easy to take apart if you own an iFixit set.



My condolences.

Also mine don't drift either. Though maybe I didn't play enough.



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Mine drifted on the day I bought it.

But I think a large part of that is due to a software issue, rather than hardware... Because even with the joycons turned off, the console was still cycling through the menu like if the stick was being pushed down.

Either way, I can't use the joycons, way to small for my hands.



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I worked for Nintendo call center when switch launched and I saw left jc drift issues multiple times a day. So capybara uourself lucky



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I lucked out (relatively speaking) that my left Joy-Con (I got the Switch in July 2017) didn't start drifting until early 2023. I don't know if I'll ever bother sending it in or trying to fix it myself.



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