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    that just what i have around :)
     
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    I did the same but fixed it with hot glue. This method is easy, transparent, harmless, handy, everything you want for this kind of modification.
    Great job for the tutorial.
     
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    Btw if people are scared of soldering going everywhere, or using too much, then try my approach.

    I used a fine tip (900M-T-I) on my iron in order to be as accurate as possible and to not melt any part of the plastic that can happen with a bigger iron/tip. (I removed the back shell from the rail to get better purchase on the rail itself)
    Anyway I tinned the wires with a little solder (so little it could barely be seen), then used just that amount to join the wires to the solder joints at pin 1 and pin 10 (tip only melted a tiny portion of each joint).
    I was worried this would be too weak and yet despite bending the wire at the joints several times while I was positioning the switch, the connections stayed solid.

    So if you can steady your hand well enough, and have a fine needle tip lying around, then hopefully this might help.
     
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    Cool, thanks.

    Good idea on the hot glue to keep in in place.
     
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    very cool!
    But I'm not confident about the soldering part..:(
    Probably stick with the foil short 9 and 10 pin method
     
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    Thanks for the guide. Works great!
    [​IMG]
     
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    glad you liked it. Your work looks really good!
     
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    Finished this today, the mod fits snugly where all the connections are right next to the taptic motor
    I pre-tinned the connections on the ribbon literally a quick mod, it's hidden and works perfectly
     
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    I have an idea to install a reed switch or a momentary switch at the back of the switch (console), that connects the power, volume +, and pins to the joycon. All connected to one reed/momentary. Not sure if the wiring all connected would cause a communication issue. Im interested in input if anybody has any ideas. Thanks
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/ZMI-Premium-Braided-Sleeve-Charging/dp/B075M647JY?ref=ast_p_ep&th=1
    it has a 56K ohm resistor
     
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    This doesn't sound like a practical option. Do you have some plan for parallel switches to tie each line to it's respective source? Or do you already know/suspect that all of these inputs pull down to ground to activate?
     
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    No idea, but I think I'll probe it today. I was hoping someone had considered it before me. One button rcm mode seems like a nice upgrade.
     
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    So the power/volume switch pcb all three switches share a ground
     
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  17. gallymimu

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    OK so your next problem is, if you tie them all together, on a switch, then they will all go to ground when you press any of them. I'm not sure you can do it without a multipole switch (even if the other side is ground on all of them).
     
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    the only thing I can think of is using a ic like the cd4066


    where the momentary switch will power the ic, so that it is not draining the battery

    they dont seem to make a 3pst switch small enough to work
     
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    yeah, I'm not sure there is a better option. I've not seen (though I've not looked) for very small multipole switches like that. SMT relays, solid state relays, 3 open drain NFETs.... all seem like a hassle to do IMHO.

    Also be careful of not powering the CD4066, some solid state ics act funny if you back feed them through their pins without power on VCC.
     
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    yeah I don't know what to do about it
     
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    So I got around to actually testing my reed switch yestersay, I've had issues getting into rcm, the magnet wasn't the issue for me but the placement of it.

    It naturally wants to move to the taptic, after working out the correct placement it works perfectly, it feels better than jamming in a jig into the rail for sure.
     

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