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Topic: Controllers not charging??

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soyy37

Two nights ago I left my Switch charging in the dock with the controllers attached. Next morning I turned it on to play and found out that the right hand controller was completely dead, and the left hand controller wasn't fully charged (the day before the controllers were definitely on low battery, but not all the way down to 0%). I thought maybe I just hadn't docked it properly so last night I made sure to check that the controllers were charging when I put it on the dock again. This morning, the right hand controller battery is still low (on red), and the left hand controller, again, didn't full charge (~70%). I found out that game data cannot be transferred and since I've finished my Zelda game I'd rather not have to start again.

I'm definitely going to go in store and see if I can just get replacements on parts of the Switch, but I was wondering what you guys think is the problem? My first thought were the controllers, but then I thought it could be the adaptor or even the dock itself?? Except the actual console part is charging fine... (at the moment I'm charging the whole switch but without the dock, just to see what the results are. If the controllers don't charge this time, my guess is that it might be the controllers that are the problem. If they do charge, probably the dock?)

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ValhallaOutcast

Ya something is not right the joy cons can charge off the screen even in handheld mode , so not being docked would stop the screen from charging but the joy cons would have still charged from the screen

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soyy37

@ValhallaOutcast Thanks for the reply! I've heard of the joy cons being able to charge without the actual console being plugged. But that never worked for me since Day 1 so I assumed it was just a mistake with the article I'd read. :/

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FGPackers

I had the same problem: joy-cons attached to docked Switch did not charge. I resolved this way, and it works everytime now: Switch is docked and on the home menu. Then i attach the left joy-con, and with the right one (you can navigate through the system with the right stick) i go to the "controllers" page to check if it's properly charging. After that, and always using only the right joy-con, i put the console in sleep mode and only after that i attach the right joy-con to the docked Switch too. After something like 3 hours both joy-cons are fully charged!

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Mdspivey

Same thing happened on my right controller. Reset button did nothing...easy fix:

1. Remove the 4 screws from the back of the controller.
2. CAREFULLY separate the halves. There are 2 ribbon cables connecting the halves; Do NOT pull on them.
3. One of the ribbon cables goes u der a riser on the other half. This one is probably OK.
4. The other cable, in my case actually disconnected from the slightest tug when separating. This is a good indication it was never seated properly.
5. CAREFULLY connect the ribbon cable into its connector after lifting the locking tab on the connector and sliding the cable back in. THEN press the locking tab back down to lock it in.
6. VERY carefully five the newly seated cable the slightest tug to make sure its.locked in.
7. CAREFULLY put the halves back together, replace the 4 screws.

All done; works like a charm!

Enjoy!

Mdspivey

SwitchForce

Did any of the posters try to update their controller as well?

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