Are the joycons region locked?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by lpoolm, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. lpoolm
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    lpoolm GBAtemp Regular

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    So I have a faulty right joycon, it's the r button
    I opened it and have found the micro switch for the r button has come loose. I hoped a dot of solder either side would fix it but it seems the pins have been bent and pulled up the pads so unless I can trace where the pins go to then it's very broken..
    Going back to my subject though I've seen you can buy joycon motherboards for around £13 from China or £20 from within UK but are they region locked, I don't want to buy one if its not going to be compatible?
    Any help would be great,also if any one has a link to a picture of the joycon motherboard that would be great too so I can try and find some solder points for this button
     
  2. mattytrog

    mattytrog You don`t want to listen to anything I say.

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    Not region locked. Same thing happened to me. I went to what was left of the traces with some awg40 to the switch pins, and epoxied it to the board.
     
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  3. lpoolm
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    lpoolm GBAtemp Regular

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    I have had a closer look i can not find traces, tried to have a little scrape around where pads used to be but think i am just scratching up board!
    any ideas if any of the surrounding test pads could be for the switch?
    thanks
     

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  4. Gedi223

    Gedi223 Advanced Member

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    No region lock. I use the MARIO red and the opposite splatoon pink/green from japan (so I have r/l pink r/l green) on US switch.
     
  5. Wolfy

    Wolfy Person That Never Was

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    I believe one of the best parts of the Switch is that none of it is region-locked. Whether it's game carts, joy cons, or whatever, their all universal which is pretty dang cool.
     
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