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How to Fix Joy-Con Drift Without Disassembly

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    • Press and hold the black round button on the back of the Joy-Con, then slide it forward to remove.

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    • Open the 404B contact cleaner and insert the tube into the nozzle.

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    • Push the Joy Stick to the side and hold.

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    • Use tweezers to lift the rubber ring under the Joy Stick, and hold.

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    • Aim the contact cleaner's nozzle at the gap and spray 404B contact cleaner once or twice.

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    • Rotate the Joy Stick for 30 seconds to allow full penetration of the liquid inside.

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    • Wait 10 minutes for the liquid to dry completely.

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    • Insert the Joy-Con back into the Switch to test the Joy-Con.

    • Navigate to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Calibrate Control Sticks.

    • Follow the on-screen prompts on your Switch.

Conclusion

Enjoy your Joy-Con being able to work properly again!

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Weijie Chen

Member since: 01/16/22

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Muchas gracias.

AlmudenaPita - Reply

Process says it requires compressed air then goes on to use contact cleaner instead.

Mike Burr - Reply

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