Biggest flaw in the console: Joycon Drift? Page 2

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  • DJCopa 21 Nov 2018 15:27:47 1,927 posts
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    @UncleLou Yes please.
  • UncleLou Moderator 21 Nov 2018 15:36:00 40,158 posts
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    Think it was this one:

    You can wipe with pure alcohol under the "flap", and/or try to clean under there with compressed air.

  • Armoured_Bear 21 Nov 2018 15:38:54 26,739 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    The ergonomics of Nintendo controllers have always been pretty awful .
    Wavebird says STFU.
  • DJCopa 21 Nov 2018 15:43:11 1,927 posts
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    @UncleLou Cheers - Easier than I imagined, which is good :)
  • Frogofdoom 21 Nov 2018 15:55:52 13,269 posts
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    AHH the wavebird, the highlight of overrated controllers that Nintendo fans insist is the greatest thing ever. The second stick was shite.
  • Duffking 21 Nov 2018 16:08:25 16,160 posts
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    @DJCopa electric contact cleaner works best in my experience
  • DJCopa 21 Nov 2018 16:25:24 1,927 posts
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    @Duffking Nice one - Thanks!
  • Fake_Blood 21 Nov 2018 16:27:35 9,503 posts
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    Nobody likes a dirty flap.
  • Cappy 21 Nov 2018 17:10:16 14,082 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    The ergonomics of Nintendo controllers have always been pretty awful (though the current-gen Pro controller is mostly-ok). I think the worst was the Wii-U gamepad. For most of the Wii-U's lifespan, I never really sat down and played anything on it for long sessions. That changed with Xenoblade Chronicles X. After a Saturday spent playing that pretty heavily, I ended up with my hand so sore that it was tough to write or type for the next few days. A combination of the weight of the gamepad and how it distributed that weight across your hands made it an ergonomic nightmare.

    The Switch is pretty bad in handheld mode, though not as bad as the Wii-U gamepad was (and the joycons are awful). There is a reason why most modern controllers have "wings" on the side that you grip your hands around. They're there to prevent you from cramping your hands into positions that can cause serious discomfort.

    Handhelds have long struggled with this issue, as size is obviously a key issue for them and they don't really want bulky plastic "wings". Of the handhelds I've used, the Vita was the least-bad, as its grip positions encouraged you to grip it with your whole hand, rather than just the fingertips.
    The original soap bar Wii classic controller is a definite contender, I hate them, but do I hate them enough to pay over the odds to get a pro to replace them for a console like the Wii with so little content I'd be interested in?
  • GrandpaUlrira 22 Nov 2018 19:12:05 3,821 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87 Got you. I'm lucky enough not to have experienced that yet.
  • garsync 25 Nov 2018 20:46:23 167 posts
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    Have 6 controllers over two consoles in our house and two left hand joycons have the drift. Isn't corrected with calibration. Air blast seems to improve for a while but not a perm fix.
  • Ienjoysquid 1 Dec 2018 18:10:18 303 posts
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    Sent my left joycon back to Nintendo under warranty 7 months ago for this issue. 7 months on the replacement is doing exactly the same thing again.

    I think they just aren't very robust, or maybe I have epic thumb power.
  • Frogofdoom 1 Dec 2018 22:15:46 13,269 posts
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    Pretty sure it's poor design/quality as the problem is widespread.
  • fontgeeksogood 1 Dec 2018 22:46:51 6,093 posts
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    Are you keeping it in a sexy leather purse
  • THFourteen 1 Dec 2018 23:29:50 52,003 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Are you keeping it in a sexy leather purse
    Is he a director?
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