RCM Joycon Mod

Discussion in 'Switch - Tutorials' started by Kino101, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Kino101
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    Hi all hard modders!

    If like me none of the proposed solutions convinced you to enter RCM mode, you might like my job :P

    Pros:
    • Very reliable
    • Easy to use
    • Will not damage connectors
    • Discrete
    • No glue
    • Good button location (no risk to press it unintentionally)

    Cons:
    • Ok, you'll need to tinker, but hey guys, I give you all the keys to succeed

    Requirements:
    • A micro switch (google for "micro switch button 6x6x6mm")
    • Thin wire
    • A piece of foam (take what you want but just make sure it is not too soft)
    • Special joycon's screwdriver (also google for it)
    • A drilling machine with a 4mm drill bit
    • A soldering iron

    Don't hesitate to leave feedbacks


    0_Result.

    1_Positioning_The_Hole.

    2_Button_Wires.

    3_Foam_Dimensions.

    4_Foam_Positioning.

    5_Welding_Points.
     
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  2. McWhiters9511

    McWhiters9511 GBAtemp Maniac

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    oh hey look at that its like Team Xecuters tutorial but shorter lol
     
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  3. PRAGMA

    PRAGMA GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Does it need to be foam? I get why its there but is that rlly needed to be foam?
    Also, why dont you do magnet method that you put right next to the magnetic reed to enable rcm?

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    What stops us from directly grounding the pin with the official R button? Couldnt we solder the wire to the R button and rail test-point?
     
  4. Zepman

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    very nice :yay:
     
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  5. Kino101
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    - No, foam is just an easy way to block the button without using glue and without knowing the exact height the piece should be. I would just recommend using non conductive material.

    - The magnet method is nice but I don't like the fact that you need a magnet with you (and might not very good for the console).

    - Concerning grounding the pin with the official R button, we would need the official Nintendo's pinout to determine if it's possible or not, but I don't think it's possible because when I press the button while the console is on, joycon is immediately disconnected.
     
  6. PRAGMA

    PRAGMA GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Oh right I didnt think about that.
    Could you try find out a way to do this without the need for a drill? As I dont have one but I have EVERYTHING else. (Apart from Soldering Experience kappa)

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    Perhaps like put the button and wire through a screw slot and just have it hanging out or something kappa
     
  7. nitrozz

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    very nice idea, thanks
     
  8. goulien82

    goulien82 Newbie

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    I wasn't aware of TXs "JoyCon-Tutorial", but I did a quick Google search after McWhiters9511 mentioned it... your tut really looks like a watered down copy of their tutorial (no, I'm no "TX fanboy", quite the contrary)... You should really use shrinking tube on the pushbutton like they do. I prefer installing a reed-switch, no need to drill your JoyCon-housing, but that's just my preference.
     
  9. Kino101
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    Wahoo, I just searched for the TX tutorial you mentionned and falled on "TX_Joycon_Mod_Tutorial.pdf", trust me or not I never read this tuto before, but you're right guys, my solution is very very similar B-)

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    Thanks for info, I never watched their tuto before but you're right, it's really close!
     
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  10. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

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    Good job. Concise and easy to follow.
     
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  11. mattytrog

    mattytrog Not on my watch.

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  12. SupImBirDy

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    definitely going to try this out
     
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  13. miracle2019

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    so awesome!!!!
     
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