Left Joy-Con not recognized by the Switch. It's complicated (help please)

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by LittleNate, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. LittleNate
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    Hello! This is the first time I'm posting on these website so I just wanted to say hello! I'm Nate and I'm a noob at this stuff. Anyways, on to my issue:

    A couple of nights ago, I dropped my Switch and the left joy con's rail popped off. When it happened, the rail was still attached to the switch. The controller just popped off really nicely. Anyways, I ended up tinkering with the joy-con (ruined the screws...) and put everything back together. It works fine for the most part! It's like nothing ever happened. BUT. When I pop the joy con back onto the switch, the switch doesn't recognize the controller as being connected to the system. The pins on the system and controller rails seem fine, I've updated the controllers, etc, etc, but I still get nothing. I thought that the pins might've been damaged due to the impact but the system charges my joy-cons just fine...so what do you guys think?
     
  2. sorabora

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    Did you ever fix this?
     
  3. LittleNate
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    Nope. I sorta just accepted it. Are you having the same issue?
     
  4. Der_Blockbuster

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    I think I know the solution!
    Go into controller settings and Resync them!
     
  5. l13f4k3

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    does your console charges the joycon? i have a similar issue with my right joycon. console shows it charging but does not recognize it as docked :C
     
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    does your console charges the joycon? i have a similar issue with my right joycon. console shows it charging but does not recognize it as docked :C
     
  7. g00s3y

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    You've most likely damaged the ribbon cable that connects the actual rail.
     
  8. The Real Jdbye

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    Replace the rail, they are reasonably cheap.
    You can still use the JoyCon wirelessly in handheld mode and you'd only be able to tell that it's being used wirelessly by checking the JoyCon settings. Might not be a big deal but I would still replace it if it was me.
     
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