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How to fix a drifting Joycon


  • Unknown
    Posted May 11, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    Has this permanently solved your drift problem, or does it still require a cleaning every so often?

  • Gamer By Mistake
    Posted May 11, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    It's been a bit over a year since I've done this and my Joycons haven't drift since then!

  • irrational moon
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    How long should I wait after applying the contact cleaner and rotating the joycon to power on and recalibrate?

  • Gamer By Mistake
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I'd say a minute or two should be enough!

  • guy
    Posted March 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    another youtuber says the joy-cons wear out from eccsive play and not dust, so will this also fix that?

  • Gamer By Mistake
    Posted March 9, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Can't say for sure if it will solve the problem in that case. However, I've used my joycons a lot for about two years when it started drifting and this solved my problem. Maybe it was because it actually just needed a good cleaning or it just needed some extra lubrification. Hard to say.

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