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Nintendo Switch know that the analog sticksgics will eventually drift away, but an aspiring game developer claims to have definitely solved the problem with a piece of paper.
Nintendo 's design of the Switch Joy-Cons led to a class- lawsuit and president from the company Shuntaro Furukawa apologizes . This is because of the so-called Joy-Con drift issue, which sees analog sticks recording input even when they aren't touched.
Victorstk, who runs the VK YouTube channel 's Channel, yesterday posted a video where it explains why drift occurs before showing how to fix it. Start watching from the six minute mark to see how the fix works:
As the video above shows, the hardest part of this fix isdisassemble the Joy-Con in order to place a piece of paper inside. And all the paper does is increase the pressure on the internal components. As Victorstk explains, drift occurs because the l flaps at the base of each stick loosen, and in turn, the l pins used to register input lose contact with their pads, resulting in a lack of precision and a drift.
A piece of paper or a section of business card about 1mm thick prevents the l flaps from loosening, which solves the problem. In Victorstk's experience adding paper to his two Joy-Cons, the fix is permanent. He also suggests that Nintendo could easily fix the issue at the point of manufacture by adding one more screw or adjusting the plastic housing of the Joy-Con to add the same extra pressure as the piece of paper.
Switch Lite will be happy to learn that the paper patch also works for their analog sticks, although opening a Switch Lite is a bit trickier. And if you decide to try this fix yourself, remember that it will void your warranty with Nintendo (assuming your Switch is still under warranty). We can only hope that Nintendo has put the finishing touches to the design of the OLED switch coming soon otherwise we will also open these Joy-Cons.
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