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

Leynos said:
JRPGfan said:

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).

Nintendo is using stock Chinese parts. Nothing custom about them. Same parts as some Sony systems.

I am an electro-mechanichal tech and what he says in the video makes sense. If I ever get a drift problem I will try it.

What you said does make sense too, though. In fact the rapid wear and tear of a cheap component does make more sense, but it does not cost anything to try this other option.



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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?



This is not permanent.



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

Just use contact cleaner for electronics. I’ve got all my original joycon analog sticks working on all 4 Switches in my house without issue.
It takes almost no time, and you don’t need to open up your controller and risk losing/damaging parts. It’s not permanent, but you only have to do it 1-3 times across the period of a week every two years or so.



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See Nintendo doesn't need to do anything since we now have a solution that is perfect for the Switch.



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I fixed my drift (left con) by bashing the stick really hard in the opposite direction to that which it kept drifting towards. Probably not to be recommended, but it did fix it and never a problem since - and I’ve played over 600 hours since.



Majora said:

I fixed my drift (left con) by bashing the stick really hard in the opposite direction to that which it kept drifting towards. Probably not to be recommended, but it did fix it and never a problem since - and I’ve played over 600 hours since.

Joy con drift is caused by residue getting caught up, some people have fixed it simply by blowing into it with straws - something like compressed air is probably safer, but better yet would be contact cleaner, which is significantly more effective. What you did was probably dislodge whatever was causing the problem… not what I’d recommend but it did the trick.



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Jumpin said:

but better yet would be contact cleaner

I can confirm that this was quite effective for me.

After I applied contact cleaner I haven't had drift for several months.



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