Joycon not connecting handheld mode, pins broken

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by AliceOnDrugs, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. AliceOnDrugs
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    Hey guys,

    My right joyco rail has a pin either bended or broke and now the system don't recognize it as attached while in handheld mode. This is an issue because the left one is working fine and since one is attached and the other one isn't, I basically can't play in handheld mode.

    Is there a way to "disable" de default handheld mode so both of them are recognized as wireless or should I find someplace to repair it?

    I'm from south america so no official nintendo services in my country, which sucks.

    Thanks!
     
  2. windhazard

    windhazard GBAtemp Fan

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    Are you willing to bend the pins on the left joycon?
     
  3. electronrancher

    electronrancher GBAtemp Regular

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    Or put a small piece of tape over the left joycon data lines. You probably want to keep the charging ability so don't cover them all!
     
  4. CrAzYLiFe

    CrAzYLiFe Advanced Member

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    Have u tried re-syncing the right joycon?

    I thought the same, after using my jig. Right joycon wouldnt connect when attatched to switch/switch wouldnt recognise it.

    Re-synced and it worked flawlessly
     
  5. AliceOnDrugs
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    Ill give it a try!

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    Thanks, will give it a try!
     
  6. electronrancher

    electronrancher GBAtemp Regular

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    Good luck, let us know if it works!
     
  7. AliceOnDrugs
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    Re sync didn't work, but I've applied a little piece of tape and after some trial and error, all is working as expected now, joycons still charge and I can play handheld. Thanks everyone!
     
  8. electronrancher

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    Nice! Glad it worked for you and you're back to gaming!
     
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  9. stingray1059

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    where did you put the tape
     
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