[Question] Is there any way to pair a joycon without attachment to the console?

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  1. PolyPig
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    Hello, I have a new problem: I have 2 neon blue Joycon but only one Rail on my switch has a working connector cable. I do not yet have $7 in amazon to buy a replacement rail, and my touchscreen is not working. Is there any way to pair my right joycon to my switch with no access to any buttons other than - , ^,<,>,V,and the thumbstick and screenshot button?
     
  2. Insane

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  3. PolyPig
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    that requires buttons
     
  4. AmandaRose

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    But why have you no access to the sync button on the joycon?
     
  5. PolyPig
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    I have access to all joycon buttons, jut no menus other the the Homemenu (no Settings/news/profile/etc. menus)
     
  6. Insane

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    You're not in a good position there. Which accessories do you have?
     
  7. PolyPig
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    none just joycon straps. I need to just save up $7.09 and but a rail replacement on amazon. I was just looking into a temp fix.
     
  8. Warlord698

    Warlord698 GBAtemp Regular

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    HOW?????? I think a picture of what your screen looks like to you would help
     
  9. Insane

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    Because once you boot up the switch, the joycons are in vertical mode always. The left joycon gives you no possibility to change grip or start anything at all. Combine that with a broken touchscreen and you are out of luck...

    Questions which arise:
    - how does one break the touchscreen?
    - why does one add the joycon rail in the mix?
    - why would somebody buy that of ebay?

    Also you need to make sure to not have a dock and a pro controller, otherwise you could do USB pairing
     
    Last edited by Insane, Oct 8, 2019
  10. tr1p1ea

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    Damn that sucks big time - The Switch supports other USB controllers if you have any (and a dock or OTG cable).
     
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