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Nintendo Switch - drifting joycons, solution?

Good morning all. My boys are getting some good use out of their Nintendo switch over the last year. Unfortunately we’ve got a bunch of joy cons that seem to exhibit analog drift.

Is there a solution available that would allow me to fix these? Or do they have to be sent back? I need to jump on Google but figured this is been covered at some point and I would start here first. Thanks in advance for any insight.
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Is there a solution available that would allow me to fix these? Or do they have to be sent back?
Nintendo is offering free repair, that's probably your best option if you can live without them for a little while:

https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/home
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Nintendo is offering free repair, that's probably your best option if you can live without them for a little while:



https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/home


Very helpful Joshua it’s greatly appreciated!
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Very helpful Joshua it’s greatly appreciated!
I also have one drifting joy-con. Any idea what the turn around time is now during COVID?
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I also have one drifting joy-con. Any idea what the turn around time is now during COVID?
Not sure, it may be longer than normal. I also offer repair in my Etsy shop (see my signature) but obviously if you can get it from Nintendo for free that's the better option.
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I also have one drifting joy-con. Any idea what the turn around time is now during COVID?


Couldn’t begin to guess during this odd time kfaiman, sorry.
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Couldn’t begin to guess during this odd time kfaiman, sorry.
According to a Slashgear article, it sounds like repair centers will just now “gradually restart services.” As they've been shut down for two months, there is a large backlog of repairs. I'm going to get my repair request in and get in line. Absolutely no rush, worker safety is waaaay more important than my joy-con issues.
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It looks like repair centers are closed for pandemic reasons, but a google search will turn up some youtube videos with claimed methods to repair the controller at home by cleaning the contacts with alcohol.
These techniques may hold you over until repair centers reopen, or may fully solve the problem

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Good morning all. My boys are getting some good use out of their Nintendo switch over the last year. Unfortunately we’ve got a bunch of joy cons that seem to exhibit analog drift.

Is there a solution available that would allow me to fix these? Or do they have to be sent back? I need to jump on Google but figured this is been covered at some point and I would start here first. Thanks in advance for any insight.
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