Joy-Con Drift on Switch: a simple trick could solve the problem

Joy-Con Drift is a recurring issue that plagues the lives of gamers plaguing Nintendo Switch. Good news, a YouTuber claims to have found a solution to correct this dysfunction. A simple fix that could take a good thorn out of your side. Here’s how to do it.

Joy-Con Drift Nintendo Switch

This is probably the biggest flaw of the Nintendo Switch. The Joy-Con Drift is a major malfunction that mainly affects the left joystick of the Big N console. Concretely, the analog stick acts as if you had activated it – when it is not. As a result, your character will move unexpectedly, for example. A very annoying dysfunction that will make your games tedious. Denouncing the Joy-Con Drift, the UFC-Que Choisir has notably lodged a complaint against Nintendo.

Cleaning the stick may solve the problem. It is also possible to disassemble the controller to integrate a new stick and thoroughly scrub the inside of the Joy-Con. Be careful, however, such manipulation will void your warranty. For his part, YouTube channel VK’s Channel claims to have found the miracle solution to the Joy-Con Drift problem.

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According to the videographer, all you have to do is open a Joy-Con and insert a small piece of paper or cardboard (about 1 mm) into it where the analog stick is located. This will allow you to exert constant and stronger pressure on it. A devilishly effective trick, according to the YouTubeur. The latter says that the drift problem has literally disappeared for two months thanks to the addition of the little piece of paper.

If you still have not succeeded in solving the problem, you could try to test this manipulation, which does not involve having great technical skills. Go to the video at the end of the article (from 5:55 minutes) to observe how the videographer does it. Keep in mind, however, that opening the Joy-Con and adding an exterior element to it will likely void your warranty. Are you still going to take the risk and try the experiment? Tell us in the comments.


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