Hardware Intermittent Joycon Lagging

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My switch is having some issues with the joycons, this happens on both pairs of Joycons I own and on both cfw and ofw, currently on 12.1 fw andI've noticed it since 11.

Sometimes when I press a button on my right Joycon absolutely nothing will happen and other times when I press a button it will remain held (not phisycally) for a few seconds.
For example, I'm playing No More Heroes 3 and I'll mash attack button but no attacks will be launched, then as I begin to move my character a charged up attack will start, the same effect as if I had held my attack button.

I've unplugged both my routers, one is in the same room as the switch and I've got nothing in between the switch and the joycons, 5m away from eachother.

I've never done any hardware modifications to my system or the joycons.

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So from that it sounds like it's at the Bluetooth level of the system, rather than a level beyond that where all controllers are handled. Can't say for sure if it's hardware or software. Have you googled to see if anyone's had similar issues? See if you can find out if it's a known issue by Nintendo. Is it under warranty?
 

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I did this



Fixing Joy-Con Lag Problems
  1. Go to System Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Controllers and Sensors.
  3. Select Disconnect Controllers.
  4. Confirm your choice and wait until the message All controllers have been disconnected appears on the screen.
  5. You need to detach your controllers from the console.

Lagging is back
 

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I often have severe interference with USB 3.0 enabled in ams, but since its ofw as well, my guess would be other wireless devices interfering or hardware malfunction. Try a cold boot of the tablet. Also fwiw, the latest hos included an update for Joycons.
Same issue for me -- intermittent lag, but it's tough to reliably reproduce it on demand. Updating firmware doesn't fix it. Example, I'll press the "jump button" in Yoshi's crafted world a few times in a row, and the fifth time I press it, it's like the input freezes for a moment (jump is held much longer than I pressed it) and doesn't catch back up for 500-750 ms or so. Joycons are paired wirelessly, and my network is wired at home so not a lot of interference. Sitting about 10 ft away with clear line of sight.
 

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Same issues after unpairing, turning off, and repairing. I'm purchasing some conductive foam and a Y00 Tri-wing driver and trying out the conductive foam fix.
 
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My recommendation would be to take your Switch elsewhere, like a park or something, and try out if the problem persists. If it does, the Bluetooth antenna might be failing and it would require a very convulted repair, if it doesn't, there's something where your usually play causing interference. Try checking other Bluetooth devices nearby to disable them one by one and see who's the culprit.
 

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Hi guys. I am having the same issue with my Right JoyCon and input lag. I noticed it mainly when Switch is docked. It is happening with my hacked switch and since I keep system offline, I wouldn't be able to update joycons. Is it worth buying another R Joycon? If yes, does it need to be updated (the joycon)? Help appreciated :)
 

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Joycon updates are rolled into the system updates/official firmware, if you are keeping up with those (with daybreak or choi-dujour or whatever), you can attach your joy-cons and go into settings to force a joy-con update if available.
 

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Joycon updates are rolled into the system updates/official firmware, if you are keeping up with those (with daybreak or choi-dujour or whatever), you can attach your joy-cons and go into settings to force a joy-con update if available.
Where do I go in Settings for Joycon update? Do I need to be connected to internet? Should I buy another R Joycon?

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System Settings -> Controllers and Sensors -> Update Controllers

You don't need an internet connection while doing this. You just need to keep your official firmware updated (however you do that) and can then download the updates into joy-cons attached to the system. You can run custom firmware (or not) while doing this.
 
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