Mod Joycon jig Without welding.

Discussion in 'Switch - Tutorials' started by Syzygy_e, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Syzygy_e
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    Well what was said in the title, a mod for the joycon with a piece of silver paper 100% effective.
    Step 1: Unmount the joycon and remove the pad (without breaking it).
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    Step 2: Under the pad are these pins, we have to join the marked in the image, for it we cut a piece of silver paper.
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    Step 3: We place the silver paper making contact between the two pins and place the pad on top.
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    Step 4: We check that the joycon works correctly before closing it (IMPORTANT to check first that it works in the system, if the bridge is done wrong, the console may not recognize the joycon).
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    If everything works well you just have to close the command and go.
     
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  2. 011.guilherme

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    Is the "silver paper" just tin foil? Seems kinda rigid though...

    Anyway, this seems pretty safe in the long run. Despite the inconvenience of opening the joycon up, it's much more manageable than soldering.

    I wonder what others think.
     
  3. epickid37

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    don't do this, the foil could move around and short pin 4. I assume you don't want a borked switch
     
  4. Melon__Bread

    Melon__Bread ~It's A Magik~

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    Welding is a bit overkill to begin with

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  5. BerndLauert

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    I like the idea. I'd probably solder the contacts. Is there any downside that these 2 contacts are permanently connected and using the switch?
     
  6. epickid37

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    nintendo could possibly detect it in a future system update, but right now, there's no downsides that i know of
     
  7. weatMod

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    >welding
    >silver paper
    Europoors are so funny sometimes :lol:
     
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  8. AmandaRose

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    Tin foil/Aluminum foil is also know as silver paper in parts of Europe so nothing wrong with that but yea welding is wrong.
     
  9. weatMod

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    i know it just sounds funny
    actually silver paper is a new one by me
    but i have heard people use welding interchangeably with soldering before though
     
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  10. KsAmJ

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    cant we hot glue it to make sure that it won't move shorten any other pins??
     
  11. LucaFraga

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    Welding =|= Soldering happens because in some languages (Italian for example) we don't have distinct words for them. "Saldare" is interchangeably used to define both Welding and Soldering. We do use "Saldare a stagno" to indicate soldering ("stagno" = tin) to differenciate.

    Back on topic:
    This is a reaaaaally bad idea. They're gonna move with time and short stuff you don't want to short. Please edit this to avoid people breaking their JoyCons or Switches.
     
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  12. Kyuuketsuki

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    Welding usually involves an open flame... Never do that, I once killed a SEGA Saturn with a mini blowtorch pen because I read something that said welding (I later bought a soldering iron). :rofl2:

    But if people can't solder, there is always a solution which involves heat (a lighter), a needle and a small scrap of thin metal wire (the stuff from wire twists).

    Basically, you heat the needle and dab it onto the solder patch while applying the piece of wire. Which gets repeated for the second solder patch with the piece of wire now connected to the first patch of solder. I do this from time to time on things (like my MegaDrive II) when I can't be bothered to setup a work space for my soldering iron (plus the hassle of letting it cool down after).
     
  13. Syzygy_e
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    Google Translate :grog:
     
  14. Kevinpuerta

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    Welding?

    I know you meant soldering lol
     
  15. itsjch

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    I was thinking all the other pins should have electrial tape?
     
  16. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    Actually that pins I think are already detected by the joy-con FW if you update it...

    The only proper way for a full time short is using the resistor soldered, however its just better to add a physical button, or soldering a magnetic reed\switch, or mod the detach joy-con pin to short, so all those methods are the best as its not permanently shorting and you can activate only for entering RCM and then stop shorting...
     
  17. Techjunky90

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    Welding uses electric, not an open flame
     
  18. zaku

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    WTF is silver paper?
     
  19. daxtsu

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    Tin foil/aluminum foil.
     
  20. Kyuuketsuki

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    Not all welding is electric, some requires gas and thus "the open flame".
     
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