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Topic: Left Joystick Switch Pro Controller gets stuck / jammed un up-right position

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andrechi

Hello! I have a kind of annoying problem.

My Switch Pro Controller works fine, calibration-wise its perfect. The thing is in the mechanical aspect. The left Joystick gets physically stuck when I move it to the uprigh or upleft position.

I live in Ecuador so there is no official Nintendo Repair shop here so I opened it myself (have done this with other consoles and controllers) to see if there was some dust inside or any material preventing it to return and there was nothing. I came to realise that is was a problem with the stick itself connected to the controller motherboard... aparently it gets jammed, maybe some of the moving plastic are making too much friction with each other.

The question is. Is there anything I can do? because the part is sodered to the mainboard so there's no way I'm equipped to take it out, nor would I want to do that. Maybe there is a way to make the plastic get unstuck. When I pressure the stick down, but not down enough to trigger the joystick button press it moves quite fine.

Any help or comment would be apreciated!

Thanks!

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OorWullie

Not sure what you can do but I'm commenting so your question gets bumped back to the top before it disappears from the 1st page. Good luck!

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andrechi

Thanks, dude!

At the very least it doesn't create a huge bother... just an ocational inconvinience when playing.

As a new piece of info, I opened it again and heard a clicking sound when i push the stick. Seems to be a very tight fit between the plastics. The right joystick doesn't do that sound.

I am going to try using a blower at some point to see if there is something stuck in there.

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nkarafo

@andrechi Hello! I have the same issue! Did you find any solution? Any tip? I used WD-40 but nothing happened. Do I have to open it? Thanks!

nkarafo

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@nkarafo FYI never use WD-40 that will cause more problems then it helps.

@andrechi unless your Pro is warranty one should contact Nintendo first if not then you should just get a new Pro controller. I doubt there is any repair shops that currently repairs Pro controllers.

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nkarafo

@SwitchForce Thank you for your reply! I have messed it up! Because I used WD40 I don't have anymore the warranty.. It's my fault because I read from somewhere else, from another user that he had the same problem and that WD40 helped but unfortunately nothing happened as I said before. I told it nevertheless to Nintendo support, they couldn't do anything about it and they don't have also any repair for this special controller (this is what they told me unless they didn't want to help the situation). So now, I will try to open it some day and I will see what I can about it. I will probably do it in next weeks... I don't want also to spend extra money for a second pro controller just because a stick is not always working properly.. I am disappointed..

nkarafo

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If you hadn't done that I would've said use Rubbing Alcohol at least 90% that sometimes clears out particles and dries clean and if that doesn't work that would mean your Pro is time to rest it and get a new one. WD-40 for those saying so should drink it and think long and hard about it. Rubbing Alcohol at least 90% is better at cleaning and drying.

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