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Topic: Are Joy-Con drift repairs worth it?

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Dezzy

You should do what I've done if you want minimum hassle. One of my sticks was drifting pretty badly, so I repaired it myself with a replacement stick, and then I bought some generic fake joycons on ebay as well, which work just fine, and are incredibly cheap.

So now I use the fake joycons for 90% of my regular gaming stuff. And I'm saving my official joycons for whenever there's a game that needs the motion controls or advanced rumble.

I'm hoping this setup means I never need to worry about a drifting joycon ever again (because it apparently is caused by excessive usage)

It's dangerous to go alone! Stay at home.

nintykid

I have yet to attempt fixing my joy con myself. In the meantime, I got a third party controller (PowerA Wired Switch Controller) and it shouldn't have any drift issues since it's architecture is completely different. I have always been a staunch defender of getting first party controllers, but Nintendo really messed up this time.

nintykid

alpacatears

I have a kit ordered to replace the Joysticks in my two that were affected by drift issues. I'm in Europe so I'd have to pay for the repairs which was putting me off sending them to be fixed. I thought it couldn't hurt to try to fix them myself as they were just gathering dust. Not gonna lie, I'm excited to crack one open and see how they look on the inside.

alpacatears

aresius

i did not sent mine to repair it, they started far away before my warranty expired, i was to the point to sent them the last month, but because i read it a lot about the problem continue, i decided just to buy an electric contact spray cleaner on amazon, and it solve my problem , for 2 months i did not have problem at all, after it started just a little , i cleaned again and it still working fine, i will probably continue like that up to the point i will replace them with a new pair (or a new console will be launched into the market will depend for how long i can continue to just clean them XD )

aresius

alpacatears

Got my kit in the post a few days back and replaced the two drifting controllers last night. They are now working perfectly. It actually wasn't bad at all. At least I now have more functional Joy Cons to use

alpacatears

XBontendo

The last one I sent in, Nintendo sent me back a brand new joy con. They packaged it and described it as though they fixed it. But I checked and it's legitimately a brand new item. So I'd say the repair was worth it.

XBox id: owendershot | Switch friend code: I don't remember, these codes are crazy, I'll check later.

teixeiras

"i decided just to buy an electric contact spray cleaner on amazon, and it solve my problem " I did same and same result. Just have to clean it, time to time, and don't have any drift issue since then.

teixeiras

SwitchForce

My view here is if you can send it in and get replacement do that first. That is the best plan to avoid tear down and find it not working or damaging something and you have to buy a new pair instead of them replacing it for free. Sure you pay to ship back but then they pay to ship back to you.

SwitchForce

XBontendo

@SwitchForce no you don't. I've sent in 5 joy cons for repair & haven't paid a cent in postage or otherwise

*edit: 4 joy cons, one I sent twice and they just gave me a new one.

Edited on by XBontendo

XBox id: owendershot | Switch friend code: I don't remember, these codes are crazy, I'll check later.

SwitchForce

@XBontendo So they sent you a post paid box or label to send back? I haven't heard Nintendo would pay for you to send it back if so link to Nintendo saying this? All what I read so far is they won't charge for repair or to replace the Joy-Con to be shipped back.

SwitchForce

XBontendo

@SwitchForce I dont have a link to them saying it, but that's what happened. I live in America, so I deal with NOA. I go to https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/ask/ht/789 fill out the little form, and 1-2 days later I get a UPS label edit- via email and instructions on how to send it back. Maybe it' just a US thing, but that's how it goes down

Edited on by XBontendo

XBox id: owendershot | Switch friend code: I don't remember, these codes are crazy, I'll check later.

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