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Repair and disassembly guides for the Nintendo Switch OLED Model, announced and released in 2021.

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Joy con is not recognized when attached to console, but works detached

Can you fix or repair a device when the console does not recognize a joy con when attached, but works if dettached? I have tried mutiple joy cons and the console will not recongize the one on the right. i have done all trouble shooting i can ... i think its a hardware issue.

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You could replace the joy-con rails or try cleaning the bit with the arrows on it with isopropyl alcohol

Joy cons rails can be fairly easily replaced

There’s plenty of YouTube videos showing how to do it or guides on the internet

You could find the parts on eBay or AliExpress for a reasonable price

Hopefully this helps

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Definitely sounds like a problem with the joy con connector on the Switch itself. On the original Switch, that connector isn't too difficult to change out and parts are easily obtainable; I know, I've done that replacement myself.

Unfortunately, there aren't any repair guides out for the OLED Switch yet. From watching the OLED teardown, I believe a combination of using the original Nintendo Switch Right Joy Con Sensor Rail Replacement guide, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model Teardown, plus a healthy dose of common sense, you should be able to accomplish that repair.

However, the big problem appears to be availability of parts. I've poked around at my usual sources for parts, and none of them have much of anything in the way of OLED Switch parts, and definitely no joy con rails. iFixit has the part listed, Nintendo Switch OLED Right Joy-Con Sensor Rail, but show them as out of stock; i.e., they don't have any.

Nintendo Switch OLED Right Joy-Con Sensor Rail Image

Product

Nintendo Switch OLED Right Joy-Con Sensor Rail

$24.99

Nintendo Switch Right Joy Con Sensor Rail Image

Guide

Nintendo Switch Right Joy Con Sensor Rail Replacement

Difficulty:

Moderate

30 minutes - 1 hour

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Image

Guide

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Teardown

Difficulty:

Moderate

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