1. Nawashi

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    Nope, and I have found out the issue. I bought a charging only cable. Dont be like me, haha. Got it working safe and sound now. Thanks for the try to help anyway!!
     
  2. Darklinkreturns

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    So I bought a spare joycon rail/track with the intent to use it as an RCM jig. Does it matter which pins I short together, as long as it's pin 10 to 1,7 or 9? Any advantages or disadvantages to any?
     
  3. Draxzelex

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    Pins 1 or 7 are preferred. Pin 9 will not reliably short pin 10 without the Joy-Con being inserted into the rail.
     
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    So, hypothetically, if I were to solder pin 10 to pin 9 AND to pin 7, would that be fine?
     
  5. Draxzelex

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    If you were to solder, you would solder pin 10 to either pins 7 or 1, not both. However, there is a possibility that Nintendo may ban you for having a constantly shorted pin 10 so its not recommended to solder it. The best and safest modification would be to install a reed switch of which there are plenty of tutorials available on GBATemp for you to follow.
     
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    I'm using a spare track off of a broken joycon, so it isn't attached to a joycon at all, essentially the same as an RCM jig, but made from official nintendo hardware. My question, though, is COULD I solder pins 7,9, and 10 together, or could that damage something somehow? My soldering iron tip is too large to reliably solder pin 10 to 7, without accidentally bridging it to either pin 8 or 9 as well (and I'm obviously going to want to avoid pin 8)
     
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    OK I understand what you mean now. Yes, you can solder pins 7, 9, and 10 altogether. Here is a list of what each of the pins do for future reference: https://reswitched.tech/hardware/joycon
     
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    Perfect, thank you very much for the info
     
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    I actually had an idea of using just the rail of the joycon and putting it into a joycon strap for an "OEM" jig. If you don't mind to report back with your results that would be AWESOME
     
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    I did the soldering pin 10-1 and works like charm! (spare joy-con rail)

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    That's a cool idea, not sure how one would orient it correctly in the strap though. Works fine as a jig btw
     
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    As others have done, I bought some spare joycon rails from ebay and soldered pin 1 and 10.

    Getting the switch into RCM mode works every time now vs the 3d printed jigs and paper clip methods.

    As a bonus I now also don't worry about possible damage to the switch using the other methods.
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    A resistor would also work (for getting into RCM, and having no connection problems over a direct connection to console), but I am cool and got a switch on my JoyCon.
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    Tried many methods but this one worked the best. Very smooth.
     

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    Thanks for this guide! Decided to install a small push button into the back of my joycon for RCM and it works great. I didn't like the idea of the reed switch and having to have a magnet around for it and the jigs seem like they will just destroy the pins.

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    Now I'm just waiting for my m0 trinket to make my own payload injector lol
     
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    Why do you care about destroying the pins when you destroyed the housing of the joycon...
     
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    That button is WAY too tall
     
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    Surprised you didn't add aluminium foil to the No soldering/ teardown/ 3D printer required section
     
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    No offence but that's a very silly comparison, why would I want to risk damaging the pins of my switch rendering my ability yo enter rcm with any method instead of just a small hole in a joycon? Don't know about you but I never look at the back of the joycon and don't see it. Joycon is over a year old so its not like I've ruined a warrenty.

    Meh personal preference, I could shave it down but it makes it easier to press but its also in the right spot that you don't feel it while gripping the joycon when its attached or detached. If I do decide to shorten it its just a soft plastic and can easily be cut.
     
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    Because you can easily replace the rail. By modding the joycon as you did, you need to replace the entire joycon itself.
     
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