Fixing Worn/Defective Controller Pins

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  1. Zebybite
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    This is a fairly simple guide that show the step-by-step process of installing a new slider rail onto your console. You may need to do this if the original one became defective from wear over time, or wear from using a paper-clip for RCM-based exploits.
    Worn Pins


    Keep in mind, this guide is for the console itself, and not the joycon, this is a tutorial to fix physical connection issues with the joycon. You can buy a replacement rail like this on Ebay, or a found one on Amazon Prime for about $13 USD: https://amzn.to/2KglAeH So far, this rail has worked great for me, and I would recommend it.

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    Once you put your Switch back together you can turn it back on, and your right rail should work good as new, after a few seconds. I'm not quite sure why this is, but the rail won't work right away on your first boot with it, but afterwards, there is no difference from the original.
    I hope this guide was helpful, ask questions in the reply sections (:
     
    Last edited by Zebybite, Aug 1, 2018
  2. TotalInsanity4

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    Clear the formatting of your text, it's very nearly the same color as the background when you're using the dark theme. Makes it pretty difficult to read, ya'know?
     
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  3. Zebybite
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    Fixed
     
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    Did you deliberately reply in white? Can't read it on light theme.
     
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  5. TotalInsanity4

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    Yes, actually
     
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  6. ABigMoustache

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    Does anyone know where can I buy those in latin america :(
     
  7. Zebybite
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    The Amazon link I provided should be able to ship internationally
     
  8. ABigMoustache

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    yeah but the shipping is like a thousand dollars (like 50)
     
  9. Zebybite
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    I'm sure you could find one on ebay, look up Nintendo switch slider rails, but make sure it is metal and not plastic, because the plastic ones are for the controller, not the console
     
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    "You are going to want to disconnect the battery with a flathead screwdriver, just in case, you don't want to get shocked" yeah sure. Let's not risk getting shocked by 3V3 (okay, technically 3.7V) :P
     
  11. npavlovici

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    It's a good practice to disconnect the battery, even if it can not get you shocked.

    You have forgotten an important step, you must unlock the connector before removing the ribbon cable .

    And don't use sharp tweezers.


    ns rail.jpeg
     
  12. Funky_Monk

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    Just curious, but I just bought a switch with the intentions of running Homebrew and was wondering if wear and tear on the pins were a common problem for those that have been booting into RCM for any length of time?
     
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