Joycons malfunctioning? Keeps moving in direction

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Chrisssj2, Jun 12, 2019 at 10:27 PM.

  1. Chrisssj2

    Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Feb 12, 2008
    So each time I play a game the analogue sticks or d pad (i dont know really) keep moving in my game. Drifting and drifting.
    Making my charachter move and menu's pretty much inaccesible.
    Then I try to go up and down left and right with the anologue stick till it's gone. Sometimes it takes like 20 or even 30 seconds till the effect is gone. But sometimes it's like 5 secs and it's gone.

    Very annoying. This makes playing video games very hard.
    Im using the the joycons in handheld mode connected to the switch. So no wireless.

    Any idea on what this problem aught to be?
    Last edited by Chrisssj2, Jun 12, 2019 at 10:29 PM
  2. Itsuki235

    Itsuki235 Member

    United States
    That can happen sometimes. Have you tried recalibrating it? That solved the drift issue for me on some third party joycons/controllers.

    System Settings -> Controllers and Sensors -> Calibrate Motion Controls -> Calibrate COntrollers
  3. CrazyRach82

    CrazyRach82 Advanced Member

    Feb 17, 2017
    If the above dosnt work then get yourself some wd40 contact spray, it works.
  4. Fernand

    Fernand Newbie

    United States
    friendly suggestion, change it 7$ in ebay for 2 with the tools, i did it to mine and im golden right now there are lots of tuts on how to do it as long as you're comfortable in doing it and have some time you can do it if not take it to a techie friend that can do it