Hardware So Is There a New Left Joy-Con Model?

usgmkii

New Member
OP
Newbie
Joined
Mar 8, 2019
Messages
2
Trophies
0
Age
29
XP
34
Country
United States
I'm trying to confirm if there's an actual new Joy-Con model that fixes the disconnect/drifting problem.

As far as I'm aware it's an antenna issue and there was a new board [JCL-M-11 (HAC-JCL-MAIN-11)] that seemed to move the antenna. But did it solve the problem? I still see people complain that their left Joy-cons still have problems.

Any help on this matter could be greatly appreciated.
 
Last edited by usgmkii,

FanboyKilla

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2019
Messages
284
Trophies
0
XP
911
Country
United States
I haven't heard of this issue. How come the issue is only isolated to the Left Joy-Con and not the Right one as well?
 

Danster75

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
19
Trophies
0
Age
46
XP
687
Country
Netherlands
I managed to fix mine by taking apart the analogue stick and cleaning it with rubbing alcohol, to be specific the two strips where the metal contacts glide over. Worked perfectly since.
Take good care with opening and closing the component though, it’s not very easy.
 

GaaraPrime

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2007
Messages
790
Trophies
0
XP
1,302
Country
India
And I've read on google and reddit that there are numerous people who have this problem with their Right joycon. The more I searched, the more I came across people from both sides.

Finally, I gave up coz to me it seemed half of them had problems with their left and half of them with their right. It was ridiculous. I couldn't make head or tails of the whole thing. Couldn't confirm what was causing this. So I just gave up.
 

radicalwookie

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Messages
510
Trophies
0
Age
43
XP
914
Country
United States
It's been fixed ages ago. All new controls are fixed.
Yeah...no.
Ive recently (2 months ago) purchased 2 sets of joycons, pink and green and a set of yellow ones AND both already have problems with drifting AND random dcs of the left joycon. Im baffled and disgusted with the the trash quality of these.
 

linuxares

I'm not a generous god!
Global Moderator
Joined
Aug 5, 2007
Messages
9,135
Trophies
1
XP
10,587
Country
Sweden
Yeah...no.
Ive recently (2 months ago) purchased 2 sets of joycons, pink and green and a set of yellow ones AND both already have problems with drifting AND random dcs of the left joycon. Im baffled and disgusted with the the trash quality of these.
Then you got an OLD Switch bundle. All the new once have been fixed when it comes to the left-joycon losing connection.
 

Unleanone999

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
May 15, 2018
Messages
1,033
Trophies
0
XP
1,730
Country
Togo
I hope they release a better joycon revision, It's already my second set with drifting problems and for 80 dollars price tag this is very disappointing qualitywise.
 

D34DL1N3R

Nephilim
Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2008
Messages
3,637
Trophies
1
XP
3,108
Country
United States
Then you got an OLD Switch bundle. All the new once have been fixed when it comes to the left-joycon losing connection.

That doesn't account whatsoever for the drifting issue. Or the fact that they purchased an additional two sets of brand new Joycons two months ago, not three Switch bundles.
 

g00s3y

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2008
Messages
777
Trophies
0
Age
36
Location
FL
XP
1,968
Country
United States
Doesn't matter if you purchased yesterday, not all current joycons come with the updated board, or the updated control stick revision.

You need to open to joycon to find out
 

pohaxsf

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2019
Messages
230
Trophies
0
Age
22
XP
329
Country
Greece
I hope they release a better joycon revision, It's already my second set with drifting problems and for 80 dollars price tag this is very disappointing qualitywise.
put them thru nintendo , its warrnaty covered, but yeah, joycon latches, drifts and stuff realy are a pain in the butt..
 

Unleanone999

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
May 15, 2018
Messages
1,033
Trophies
0
XP
1,730
Country
Togo
put them thru nintendo , its warrnaty covered, but yeah, joycon latches, drifts and stuff realy are a pain in the butt..
Unfortunately my warranty is only good for six months so I was forced to buy another joycon set which also starting to drift now, Good thing I have a pro controller and also a 8bitdo snes controller.
 

pohaxsf

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2019
Messages
230
Trophies
0
Age
22
XP
329
Country
Greece
Unfortunately my warranty is only good for six months so I was forced to buy another joycon set which also starting to drift now, Good thing I have a pro controller and also a 8bitdo snes controller.
Get some ifixit kits, remove the joystick, clean it with isopropyl alcohol, and it won't, as for pro controller, that bastard is soldered so its not repairable easily
 

orangpelupa

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2009
Messages
280
Trophies
0
XP
951
Country
Indonesia
if you open it, the old left joycon will be missing black foam thingy while the new one have black foam thingy near the wireless block.

please CMIIW
 

Grudgemom

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jun 26, 2019
Messages
1
Trophies
0
Age
40
XP
15
Country
Canada
Yeah...no.
Ive recently (2 months ago) purchased 2 sets of joycons, pink and green and a set of yellow ones AND both already have problems with drifting AND random dcs of the left joycon. Im baffled and disgusted with the the trash quality of these.

Lucky it took you 2 months. I bought new set last night, paired them and got instant drift. I'm livid! I think OP is onto something and would love more info.

Original joycons: up drift on left stick
Wired controller (similar to the Pro, don't know what its called): left drift on left stick within a day or 2 of purchase
Brand new, never used joycons: up drift on left stick instantaneously on pairing

I'm now convinced it is hardware related in the Switch unit and nothing to do with dust or debris.
 

djnate27

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2009
Messages
165
Trophies
0
XP
1,201
Country
United States
And I've read on google and reddit that there are numerous people who have this problem with their Right joycon. The more I searched, the more I came across people from both sides.

Finally, I gave up coz to me it seemed half of them had problems with their left and half of them with their right. It was ridiculous. I couldn't make head or tails of the whole thing. Couldn't confirm what was causing this. So I just gave up.

Both of mine (launch day model) recently started drifting. It's frustrating trying to play BotW like this.
We returned my son's joycons to Nintendo to fix his while they were still under warranty. It's too late for mine.
 
Last edited by djnate27,
General chit-chat
Help Users
    KennieDaMeanie @ KennieDaMeanie: Their was like 3 or 4 cop cars out and they always park in front of my place whenever something...