Weaker rumble in left joycon

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  1. scart35
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    Bought my Switch yesterday, everything is fine and dandy - no dead pixels,left joycon connectivity is on par with right one etc. But today I was looking around system settings and when I was turning vibrations on/off fast, I could feel that right joycon has stronger vibrations (by feeling and sound). It's just minor inconvenience but...

    Does anyone else has this "problem" too?
     
  2. EthanAddict

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    This isn't a problem, like the PlayStation controllers have different weighs at each rumble motor to make the vibration effect stronger.
     
  3. slingblade1170

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    I haven't noticed it on the switch but it's happened to me on many different controllers on different game systems. I think its pretty normal
     
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    I don't think that many people have tested their joycons like you. They play Zelda instead.
     
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    I haven't had that problem. And people saying other controllers do it so it's fine are wrong.
    Older rumble controllers (even modern ones) have a large weight on one side and a small one on the other, which produces that effect. However the joycon do not use the same technology, and should feel identical on both sides
     
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  6. scart35
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    Exactly! On X360 controller one motor has bigger weight and (probably) lower rpm. As I said its just minor inconvenience and I was just curious if anybody else "suffers" from this issue.

    But another problem arose. ZL button is stiff and doesn't have that springy feeling like the ZR button.
    https://en-americas-support.nintend...-joycon-zl-button-feels-like-it-has-no-spring

    Ordered tri-wing screwdriver so I can look inside.
     
  7. yahoo

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    Have you tried holding it in your other hand? Could be your hands have different sensitivity...
     
  8. gumbyx84

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    Not to dig up a dead thread, but I just got my Switch and noticed this while playing Blast Master Zero. There is a big difference between the rumble on the right joy-con vs the left. I haven't tested another game yet but I plan on trying it with Mighty Gunvolt Burst and Cave Story tomorrow.

    scart35, do you notice a difference while playing any games?
     
  9. Saiyan Lusitano

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    I just turned off the vibration because it doesn't feel right for me, so I might just as well not use this feature and to be honest, I haven't missed it at all.
     
  10. Lazyt

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    after 3.0 update.. you easily found out that lef joy con has weaker rumbles
     
  11. migles

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    yes that's the "dualshock" effect. there is a higher frequency and a lower frequency motor (one does it faster, other does it stronger), to make some effects.

    however the joycons are 2 controllers not 1..
     
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    ???? ??? ???
    See (in 3.0 firmware) if you can update the joycons atached on Switch to discard that part of the problem
     
  13. whateverg1012

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    Mine feel the same
     
  14. TheCyberQuake

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    The joycon don't use dualshock like other controllers do. Both joycon have an identical haptic feedback motor inside, and should vibrate almost identically.
     
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    I already tried that with no luck. A friend of mine was playing and said he couldn't tell a difference so maybe it's just me.
     
  16. migles

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    Test using them on the opposite hand as well, one hand can be more sensitive than other... (use the trick on turning rumble on and off)
     
  17. Lukerz

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    Ya, I think I may have this also. But I never notice it unless I'm toying around with the "find my joy-con thingy"
     
  18. Kizul Emeraldfire

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    Fascinating: I've had three Left Joy-Con, and compared to the two Right Joy-Con I've got, the Right ones definitely had a stronger rumble than the Left ones — plus they output a slightly different tone than the Left ones when using the 'Find Controllers' option in the new update.

    I think I'll try turning Vibration off, clearing the pairings, re-pairing my Joy-Con, and turning Vibration back on; if that fixes things, that'll be great. : D

    Edit: HM! As it turns out, that did — absolutely nothing, actually.

    But, interestingly, all but one of the four Joy-Con I have left — the Left one that came with my Switch was defective, so I no longer have it — have about the same vibration strength. The Right Joy-Con that came with my Switch is significantly weaker than the two Lefts and the other Right, though. And the Right Joy-Con from the extra box of 'em that I bought… it seems to be the loudest, but not any stronger than the two Lefts. o.O

    In conclusion: …I want a replacement for the Right Joy-Con that came with my Switch; its vibration is wimpy compared to the other three Joy-Cons'. >.>
     
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  19. Chizko

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    Well the right joy-Con emit a loud sound but the vibration is slightly identical, if we covered the right Joy-Con to cover the sound you feel the same vibration, maybe is a issue but the vibration for my is identical and the sound emited for the rigt Joy-Con is more loud.