Hardware Big problem with Switch

9gennaio

Active Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Oct 5, 2017
Messages
43
Trophies
0
Age
32
XP
138
Country
Italy
Hi today i tried to put some contact cleaner in my switch's left stick (to stop drifting) so i did it and it stopped drifting, but now I have a big stain near the stick. Is there a way to remove a stain of contact cleaner? Thanks
 

tatumanu

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 1, 2004
Messages
640
Trophies
1
XP
2,124
Country
Portugal
Well this is odd ... Are you sure you used contact cleaner?
I guess you use it in the controler's plastic and it absorved the liquid?
 

Agilato

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
361
Trophies
0
Age
34
XP
658
Country
United States
May we have a picture or something please? Plastic has slight softtouch rubber kind coat, you might just ripped it off.
 
Last edited by Agilato,

9gennaio

Active Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Oct 5, 2017
Messages
43
Trophies
0
Age
32
XP
138
Country
Italy
Here are 2 pictures.
 

Attachments

  • 20191015_164640.jpg
    20191015_164640.jpg
    822.3 KB · Views: 154
  • 20191015_164723.jpg
    20191015_164723.jpg
    788.1 KB · Views: 167

9gennaio

Active Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Oct 5, 2017
Messages
43
Trophies
0
Age
32
XP
138
Country
Italy
Ah I see it, is the surface rough there? To me it looks like that area is cleaner than the others, making it seem like a stain. So in theory the other areas are dirtier. Don't do it yet though, need more info.
No, it's not rough, it's the same as before. So if this area is cleaner, in some time it will become dirtier and it will become like other areas?

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

looks like oil from fingers.
The stain appeared after I used the contact cleaner.
 

Jiehfeng

The One
Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
Messages
5,495
Trophies
2
Age
21
Location
netti netti.
Website
www.youtube.com
XP
6,799
Country
Sri Lanka
No, it's not rough, it's the same as before. So if this area is cleaner, in some time it will become dirtier and it will become like other areas?

Correct. But the other areas could get dirtier so there may be no point where it looks flush, but I can't tell for sure. If you can remember how your joycons first looked, the colour and everything; try to recall. Usually when you use something for more than a year or so, a layer of dirt collects and that changes the colour you supposedly see. For instance on my landlines, if I were to scrub them with isopropyl alcohol, it would change the look entirely and make it look brand new, and if I did it in only one area, one could assume it's a stain of some sort.
 

Agilato

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
361
Trophies
0
Age
34
XP
658
Country
United States
Joycons and console it self have light coat of softtouch that is removable...
More you use them more you take of that layer, unfortunately it's very easy removable with IPA alcohol.
There was a case when Switch came out ppl were using decals-skins and that was messing up this layer because of glue type thing they used to make them stick.

I repaired hundreds joy-cons, i have seen very used joy-cons become glossy all the time...

I have ton of old shells can show you an experiment with IPA and difference between heavy used one and regular Joy-Cons.
 
Last edited by Agilato,

You may also like...

General chit-chat
Help Users
    Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo: Psi has a new girlfriend but I have known her for like 28 years +1