1. bonoboy

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    Nicely done fella!
     
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    My "magnethax"
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  3. Jayro

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    I'd highly advice people attempting this mod to disconnect the battery before soldering, just so nothing is powered while doing this. A glob of solder falling onto something it shouldn't, and it could short out things.
     
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    Not bad advice. I did the mod with the battery installed, but it would be advisable to be safe! I'll add that to the main post.
     
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    Thanks for the tutorial
     

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    Nice job! Hope it works well for you!

    I see you laid it in differently than I did. Does it pinch at all when you re-assemble the housing?
     
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    Yes it works very well with a small flat magnet.
    I put it under the battery, the case does not force, moreover I did not tighten the screws, too afraid to break them.
    I also modified my soldering iron to create a fine point.
     

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    Very cool.

    Your poor soldering iron tip hahahah.

    Glad it worked.
     
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    I have one question before I attempt this, does this require micro soldering pen or am I good with using a hobby 15w soldering pen (planning on getting micro hakko pen later this year) with maybe a fine point. I've had experience soldering in the past also since I was young so I do know what i'm doing just wondering how big the points are.
     
  10. gallymimu

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    This is really hard to answer without knowing the diameter of your soldering iron tip. My gut response is that you will have problems without a small tip 1mm but ideally 0.5mm conical tapered tip or similar.
     
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    thanks for the tutorial
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    NICE,

    Good job!!! Now we just need some atmosphere!
     
  13. weatMod

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    is that a type C cable with a magnet built in if so where did you get it and does it have th 56k ohm resistor so that it is "switch safe" ?
     
  14. thaikhoa

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    Yes it is. It's ZMI, a brand of Xiaomi. No, you don't need any resistor to make it stable due to the nature of reed is to short temporarily.
     
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    xiaomi is great , i love their stuff
    but i was not talking about the reed switch
    i was talking about the type c cable itself
    i assumed you were aware that it has been said that type c cables need to have a 56k ohm resistor built into them to be used safely with the switch
    to prevent the voltage regulator from burning up alla the 3rd party dock flaw
    i guess so far there has not been any real evidence that this is happening but it is widely suggested to use only USB type C cables that have a resistor in them to be sure you don't fry your switch
     
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    I have zero issue when using the cable. I reckon it does have kind of resistor you are talking about because it has a built in led in the usb c port itself. Anyway, transfering data from my android phone to the switch works perfectly.
     
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    Well, had some problems fitting everything in... Left the wire way too long, since in most cases you can't have too much wire!...:rolleyes:

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    But it works!
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    Also good fun working with that nice and awesome gigantic iron tip!
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  18. Rasa39

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    Nvm, I was being an idiot, was pressing vol- instead of vol+ because I'm a genius!!
    Thanks for your tutorial, there are many like it, but this one is yours. So thanks :)

    Left my original message if anyone wants to lulz at the noob mistake I made.

    Original:
    I'm having a bit of an issue, I got everything soldered in properly and using a magnet provides the same result as everyone else is having (no magnet=charging, magnet=wireless)

    Yet for some reason I can't get into rcm when using this method. If I place the magnet on the joycon, making sure it is activating the reed switch, then try to boot (or reboot) my unit, it loops the nintendo logo 3 times before showing the switch logo and booting to dashboard.

    Any ideas?
     
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    i've build something similar with a Hall Effect Sensor IC it's need 3 solder 1 to VCC , 1 to Ground and other to pin 10 ( + need to glue a small part inside near to SENSOR )
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  20. gallymimu

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    Why did you decide to use a hall sensor instead of a reed switch? Or, is that just what you had around/decided to use.
     
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