After a failed repair attempt on a drifting Joy-Con using an air blower, I figured why not take it apart and try to replace the drifting joystick. I didn’t want to wait for Nintendo’s warranty service any longer as I had already been waiting for 2 months at this point.
A quick search on Amazon and I found a fairly cheap joystick replacement kit for the Joy-Cons that was only $14.99. The kit includes everything you need to replace the drifty joystick for the Nintendo Switch. Taking the Joy-Con apart was very easy with the included tools.
- 2 x Replacement Joystick for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con
- 4 x Replacement “Y” Screws
- 1 x “Y” Tri-wing Screwdriver
- 1 x “+” Cross Screwdriver
- 1 x Tweezers
- 2 x Pry Tools
This failed repair attempt on a drifting Joy-Con, as you’ll see, had nothing to do with the kit but my own lack of knowledge of the internal components of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con. I hope this video will help you avoid the common pitfalls of working with tiny electronics and not damage it further during a repair attempt.
Check out our previous video where I attempt to fix this drifting Joy-Con. The method in the previous video utilized an air blower that worked on a previously repaired Joy-Con. This method should be your first option as it is the cheapest, least intrusive, and will not void any warranty.
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