Report: Nintendo will be allowing free Joy-Con repairs, will refund those who paid a fee previously

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  1. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

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    I have 3 pairs of joycon and I'm about to send all of them in. Nice
     
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  2. Hells Malice

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    It's a bit baffling they weren't free to begin with. How the fuck do you figure an issue with drifting might be the user's fault?

    This is why I continue to use Amazon's lovely repair service where you buy an item then return the old one ;)

    My drifting issue stopped after I shifted my Switch dock slightly. Though there was a weird period where they drifted way more while attached.
     
  3. SlasherGamer21

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    Now that Nintendo does it for free you don't need Amazon
     
  4. Hells Malice

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    Amazon is still a lot less hassle and probably 10x faster tbh. I dunno if times have changed but last time I sent Nintendo something it took 3 weeks to return.
     
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  5. RobXcore

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    Yeah, now please, bring back National Pokédex to Sword & Shield.
     
  6. smellyunicorn

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    Cool, now fix those awful first release Pro Controller D-pads.
     
  7. MarkDarkness

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    Sucks that it took them so much to do something that was their duty to begin with.
     
  8. HinaNaru Cutie

    HinaNaru Cutie GBAtemp Regular

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    Oh, myy gosh so wait a sec -i can actually send my baby blue damn joycons to them for they can repair the freaking annoying drift issue it has?? And i have to pay of course 5$ just for it to be sent,...hmm..i would do it buuuuuut i live in an area where people like to steal -especially electronics. So, sometimes it can go good and sometimes it can go poof. So, my best bet is to not sent it out. Do not trust some people in my building -sadly. Until, i find out who the fuck has been doing the stealing, than i'll be good to know and be careful for them, but other than that -i am sadly gonna be stuck with my baby blue joycon drift issue. I mean i did follow a tutorial that a youtuber recommended to do -which is grabbing a air pressured can spray and use it on your switch's joycon to remove any access dirt or anything on it. To see if that maybe the issue, but for me it did work, but didn't fix it in whole. -Yes i've done the trick like 3 times, around the joycons stick ;-;" it still does the drift but not as bad, i am afraid using it much -because it may go back to going banana's. lol.

    I wonder if gamestop would actually follow this law and allow me to get the joycon fixed by them for free ;-;" but they're a different company lol.
     
  9. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

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    NO THERE GOES MY MONEY DAMN YOU N
     
  10. osaka35

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    Luckily I don't have any drift issues with my 3 left joycons, but glad those that do have a mostly free way to repair them.
     
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  11. Budsixz

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    Where would a person from India send these to? (nintendo does not operate in India but some online retailers sell the console here)
     
  12. YuBobster

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    Is this worldwide or USA only?

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
  13. Ericthegreat

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    I'm sure they will do fine....
     
  14. xdarkx

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    I'm sure when the law firm saw this news they (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻.
     
  15. raxadian

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    I can see some abuse on this, like people buying damaged joycons and getting them repaired, then selling them as new.
     
  16. DuveltjeDG

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    This was something I expected to happen. This is allot cheaper then fighting a law suit with all the negative news around it.
     
  17. fixingmytoys

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    dumb question how do you know if yours has the drift?? lol
     
  18. Unleanone999

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    Smart move and most likely nintendo will also make sure that their future joycons are drift free.
     
  19. Jiehfeng

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    If you don't know if it drifts, it doesn't drift. It's that simple. :P
     
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  20. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere It just works

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    If your joycon does inputs for no reason at all then you have drift
     
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