1. Reaga

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    Anyone got a known solution that requires no more hardware than maybe a screwdriver? I've tried the rubbing alcohol trick under the rubber with a q-tip, and it works temporarily. Within a few hours it's back to it. It specifically drifts up.

    I intend to buy a HORI set as I've heard they have no reported drift, but that's another 2 weeks until I get paid and can do so. Any known solution to hold me over?
     
  2. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb
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    Only fix is the thumbstick I mean it only requires a screwdriver.

    Also doesnt hori only do left joycons only and they lack nfc,ir , vibration, motion sensors and a battery
     
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    I use a combination or IPA, Compressed air, and "Rolling" the joystick rapidly with my palm for an extended period of time. I have fixed every one with this combo. Some have taken a significant amount of time but it was basically free. I've not had much luck with cans of compressed air though. I use an actual compressor that gives me 100-150psi. You just have to be smart when applying the air. I'm always afraid if I hammer it with air something else inside is gonna break.
     
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    Does IPA stand for Isopropyl Alcohol? And are you just applying air to the same space as the alcohol under the rubber cap?
     
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    Yes isopropyl alcohol. Yes under rubber at base of joy stick
     
  6. Reaga

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    Yeah I've been doing that minus the compressed air. Trying that now again, hopefully it'll last longer than a few hours
     
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    I have dismoun the stick and then I shower it with alchool then I rest it to dry for one day and now I have no drift issues from 3 weeks.
    Sorry for my bad english.
     
  8. CrazyRach82

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  9. Reaga

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    Maybe I'll try that sometime, if I can safely dismount it with the tools I have. How did you prevent dust from settling where the stick should be during that time?
     
  10. Lacius

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    I've had success with isopropyl alcohol on two different Joy-Cons.
     
  11. Reaga

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    Any tricks to get the fix to stick? I followed a youtube tutorial on it myself.
     
  12. Lacius

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    Get under the control stick, and use a bunch of 90% isopropyl alcohol.
     
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    That might be it. All the store had was a single bottle of 70%
     
  14. TheCasualties

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    I've used the contact cleaner on several joycons, usually works for a while.

    I did see an interesting suggestion recently, Silicone lube. This suff. https://www.wd40.com/products/silicone-lubricant/

    I've not tried it myself yet, but the idea makes sense. Use just enough and it'll protect the contacts from getting worn down as quickly.

    Has anyone else tested the silicone lube yet? I'll be trying it in a few days. Shouldn't mess anything up, as you can use it on moving electronics parts.
     
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    I do this with contact cleaner and no compressed air ... and it takes more than a week to come back
     
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    I'm sorry maybe this is a dumb remark but isn't nintendo fixing Joy-Con drift for free?

    I'm still amazed how this multi billion dollars company managed to pull that off for years and is still shipping this faulty product.
    I don't even own a Switch but I noticed how my nephew had trouble playing Mario Odyssey and found out about this problem.

    The worst thing is that a kid can't even tell something is going wrong he'll just think he sucks at the game before you try it and notice it's just broken.
     
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    Not in every country, specially now because of the pandemic
     
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    Used the Silicon spray and so far it's working. Didn't mess them up at least.

    It dries real nice, but that wd40 can sucks. It sprays everywhere. So be sure to have a towel to clean up the excess.

    I'll update if the drift comes back, or 2 weeks if it still hasn't.

    This is a test, don't do this to your own
     
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    Silicon spray is not recommended, as it will definitely leave residue.
     
  20. EmanueleBGN

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    Send it to Nintendo, it will be repaired for free in a week - even if it is out of warranty
     
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