Left joycon tales

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  1. sarkwalvein
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    The left joycon seems to have the most PoS signal ever, stopping to work under the oddest conditions.
    I would like to listen to your experience, under what whims do your left joycon start to act weird.

    I've noticed that if I get mine near to my body it stops working right, I am lazy and I normally rest gamepads over my legs when I'm playing, the left joycon doesn't seem to like that.

    Also I've noticed if my iMac wireless keyboard is in the path between the left joycon and the switch, it stops working altogether, it seems it can't dodge a stupid obstacle.

    PS: perhaps it also doesn't help I have a full aluminium table in the direct path between me and the switch... could be...
     
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    I must be the only switch user who both joycons (i have four, a grey pair and the neon colored pair) work perfectly well... ._.
     
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    i tested my left joy con by moving it so the signal has to pass through 3 concrete block walls. did not have a problem....
     
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    Mine are still sound, no connection problems.
     
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    I don't own the Switch yet..
    I am waiting for a reproduction to happen. There has been many reports claiming that their Switch was glitching and stuff. Not just articles, but YouTube videos as well.

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    Lucky you, mine has this tendency to stick going to the last direction I pressed and get me into cheap death.
    And I am 3 meters away from the Switch, on normal wireless signal infested place (TV, iMac, XB1S, Wii U, smartphone, all connected to WiFi, wireless keyboard/mouse, wireless XB1S gamepads, wireless etc, all within a 1m radius of the switch), with just a aluminium table in the path between me and the switch.

    Also wearing wireless Sennheiser HDR180 headphones connected to the TV/Switch, because I like to kill the 2.4GHz wireless spectrum I suppose.

    PS: I would totally understand if the problem is exactly that, me saturating the spectrum, but the other devices do not fail.
     
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  7. WiiuGold

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    I got 8 pairs and they all work good .
     
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    I had the joycon issue, but I have found that it has completely gone away, they both work flawlessly. The only thing I have done is unpaired the joycons several times to pair my pro controller, maybe try unpairing yours and pair them again. Seems to have worked for me.
     
  9. SpaceJump

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    If my Switch is in the dock I get delayed inputs with the left Joycon, when I'm 3m away. Whether the Switch is in the dock or not makes a big difference!

    The right Joycon and the Pro Controller are fine within the same range.
     
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    That's the issue I was having, have you tried resyncing the joycons, rebooting the console (holding power down) or even rotating the console a little bit either way, I've done all those and have managed to somehow fix my problems.

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    Hori fook! What game can you play with 8 joycon pairs? Or do you have 4 consoles each with 2 pairs or 8 consoles?
     
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    How exactly did you resync the joycons?
     
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    Go to settings/controllers and scroll down to where it says disconnect controllers.
     
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    I already did that, didn't help.
     
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    For people having problems with the left joycon, here goes a (perhaps) useful tale: