Nintendo is beginning to reopen its North American repair centers

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It's been a while since Nintendo closed their repair centers worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, but it seems things will soon return to normal. Nintendo will be slowly reopening their repair facilities across North America, with hardware to be repaired depending in the order of when they received it. Those waiting on active repair orders can expect an email of when you'll be allowed to send in your product to Nintendo's centers. If your item's warranty expired during the time that Nintendo wasn't allowing repairs, they'll still honor the warranty and will allow customers to send their product in for free. Those that already sent in their hardware and are awaiting a change in status can check Nintendo's official repair page to see any new updates.

As we continue to follow the preventive measures put in place related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with local guidelines, some of our repair centers are now able to gradually restart services. We are working as quickly and safely as possible to get you playing again and appreciate your understanding.

While repair centers ramp up operations, repair orders will be prioritized in the order that they have been set up and received, including products currently held at repair centers that were in-process and not completed due to the closures.

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Interesting. Time will tell if this was a bad idea or not (of course, that's the same situation with opening other industries and economies all around the globe). The number of infections and deaths in the US seems to have lowered somewhat since May 7th, but I dunno man.

At least I can get my joycons fixed!
 
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Finally I can't wait to get my joycons fixed! During this time my left joycon has been absolutely screwy, even the isoprop alcohol method isn't working anymore! (Damn you Animal Crossing!)
 
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It's been a while since Nintendo closed their repair centers worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, but it seems things will soon return to normal. Nintendo will be slowly reopening their repair facilities across North America, with hardware to be repaired depending in the order of when they received it. Those waiting on active repair orders can expect an email of when you'll be allowed to send in your product to Nintendo's centers. If your item's warranty expired during the time that Nintendo wasn't allowing repairs, they'll still honor the warranty and will allow customers to send their product in for free. Those that already sent in their hardware and are awaiting a change in status can check Nintendo's official repair page to see any new updates.



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It's better if they address joycon issues and start redesigning them instead of taking money from countless repairs and new joycons.

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Finally I can't wait to get my joycons fixed! During this time my left joycon has been absolutely screwy, even the isoprop alcohol method isn't working anymore! (Damn you Animal Crossing!)
Damn Nintendo for making crappy product with such low quality (not damn you AC).
 

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It's better if they address joycon issues and start redesigning them instead of taking money from countless repairs and new joycons.

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Damn Nintendo for making crappy product with such low quality (not damn you AC).

I meant "damn you Animal Crossing" because I've been playing it a lot, thus putting more strain on the joycons lol
 

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Public Service Announcement:
The main way we as consumers can get companies like Nintendo’s attention is through our ‘buying power’. Money talks and ...well you know the rest. Anyway, If people would force Nintendo to fix their drifting controllers for free instead of giving in and spending $80 for replacements - it would severely hurt their bottom line and move them to action. Unfortunately for us, many people are impatient and refuse to wait. Nintendo knows this.

By the way, my Joy Cons started drifting severely at the start of the pandemic and the Repair Shop closed right before they sent me my shipping labels. I refuse to pay for more controllers. So I will patiently wait until the Shop reopens, sends me my labels, then adds my Joy Cons to the pile of probably thousands, fixes them and sends them back.
 

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probably about 18000
18000 might be a bit low.
It's scary to think that Nintendo plans to produce 22 million units in 2020 (according to sources). That's 44 million Joy Cons (2 per system). With an estimated 37% Joy Con failure rate, that's roughly 16.2 million drifting controllers hitting the market. Exciting times ahead, Nintendo! Hope you're ready.
 

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I meant "damn you Animal Crossing" because I've been playing it a lot, thus putting more strain on the joycons lol
Regardless of how much stress you put on them they shouldnt break so easily or be off center. I have analog controllers for more than 10 years and yust now they start to show signs of drifting but nothing major.
 
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