Joy-Con randomly unresponsive during gaming in handheld mode

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by jamesalfred, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. jamesalfred
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    jamesalfred Advanced Member

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    Hi there,
    While playing in handheld mode, I noticed that my Joy-Cons will randomly become unresponsive (cannot press any buttons), but not disconnected (there's no connect-disconnect animation in Switch). After 2-3 seconds, they became sane again. Playing in bluetooth mode is fine however.
    Here's what I did to my Switch btw:
    - OS 4.0.1 with SX OS 1.3
    - Games played were backup games (Zelda and Bomberman R in this case)
    - I have a permanent pin 9-10 connection in my right Joy-Con (to enter RCM mode)

    At this point I don't know whether the problem was from SX OS, my right Joy-Con 9-10 pin connection, or a fault in the Joy-Con itself.

    Any kind of help would be accepted. Anyone with the same problem? Thanks.
     
  2. Dean_

    Dean_ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Mine had the same problem. Does twisting motion while handheld mode cause problem? If that's the case, you might fix it.
    Open the joycon with triwing screw driver and try removing the gray sponge and insulating it using small cellophane tape or kapton tape to cover all the soldered pins.
     

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  3. Mr. Wizard

    Mr. Wizard Ending the spread of bullshit one thread at a time

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    Sounds like the signal is being interrupted. I get that from having a glass of water or even my knee in the way sometimes. Even just an empty bowl in a non invasive location is enough to scatter the waves and create interference. You need to find what action/object is causing it.
     
  4. jamesalfred
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    jamesalfred Advanced Member

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    Oh, so the problem might be from the solder contact points touching something? And yes, during twisting motions using the left stick. I'll give it a try

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    I don't think it's the signal, since the joycons are connected through contact points, not wirelessly...

    EDIT: Nope, tried applying some electrical tapes over the solder connections, no dice. Still not responding at random times....
     
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