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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:33 
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I found fixing the stick in my errant Joycon to be simple enough in theory, but fiddly as fuck in practice. Might just be my big facehugger hands, though.

Izzy's left-stick on her Switch Lite is fucked by the same problem, but of course replacing the stick in a Switch Lite is a much more involved endeavour.


Nah, its just not easy regardless of hand size, i nearly gave up and just bought a new one, but then I found it much easier when I used tweezers.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:49 
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GazChap wrote:
I found fixing the stick in my errant Joycon to be simple enough in theory, but fiddly as fuck in practice. Might just be my big facehugger hands, though.

Izzy's left-stick on her Switch Lite is fucked by the same problem, but of course replacing the stick in a Switch Lite is a much more involved endeavour.


Nah, its just not easy regardless of hand size, i nearly gave up and just bought a new one, but then I found it much easier when I used tweezers.

Regarding just buying a new one, if the joycons were cheaper I suspect thousands of people would just go "eh, ok I'll get a new set" and they are a massive sales boost.

They can't be selling them at cost already at that price, surely?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:32 
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They are stupidly expensive, but then the same applies to pretty much any modern game controller and I don't get it.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:23 
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Thanks for all the advice on this, folks. I used the kit that TheVision linked to and the guide that DBSnappa mentioned and changed both of the joycons. It didn’t take long, about 10-15 minutes for the pair and was less complicated and less fiddly than I’d expected, and now they work perfectly again. I’m so happy with them.

We don’t use them often (or at all, for about 2 years), but I’m glad to have the option at least for the sake of £10.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 22:03 
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GazChap wrote:
They are stupidly expensive, but then the same applies to pretty much any modern game controller and I don't get it.


They do seem expensive and I wish they were cheaper but then.... I genuinely don't know how much components cost, and seems to a simple soul like me that there's a lot of tech stuff inside the controller. I don't know how much of all this stuff can be on one circuit board, nor how complex the thingybobs are. I suppose I could watch a teardown video to learn about this but I hate the word 'teardown' and don't feel like watching a 30 minute youtube video unless the presenter is charismatic and entertaining.

Rumbly bits
batteries and charging connectors
accelerometer bits
sound things (headphone connector / speaker / mic)
Lots o'buttons, triggers too
thumbsticks
connectivity things (bluetooth or whatever)
other weird things (IR sensor in the joycon, touchpad for PS4)

All inside some plastic rigid enough to take a bit of rough handling

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:14 
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Speaking of the cost of joycons, has anyone tried any of the third party ones? I've got four proper ones, but minor surgery appears to have killed one, and another appears to have developed a deadzone when moving the stick exactly to the right.
It's a rare occasion we need more than 2, so I'm a bit reluctant to fork out £60, but would like to have 4 (working) ones for when the need arises.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 0:42 
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Speaking of the cost of joycons, has anyone tried any of the third party ones? I've got four proper ones, but minor surgery appears to have killed one, and another appears to have developed a deadzone when moving the stick exactly to the right.
It's a rare occasion we need more than 2, so I'm a bit reluctant to fork out £60, but would like to have 4 (working) ones for when the need arises.


I got one unwittingly from onbuy. It does the job but is very much inferior. Sticky + and - buttons, more noticeable buzzing from the motors. Works well enough, but you get what you pay for.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 22:16 
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We have sticky buttons, thanks to one of the kids playing Switch with food covered hands (I suspect chocolate). I'm considering taking the joycon apart to see if I can clean it out but I am a little reluctant (as it still works, it just heeds pressing hard a few times at the start of each play session to free it up, and then after that it's mostly OK for the rest of the sesh).

Do you think this is salvageable? Anyone got any particularly good tips or guides?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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We have sticky buttons, thanks to one of the kids playing Switch with food covered hands (I suspect chocolate). I'm considering taking the joycon apart to see if I can clean it out but I am a little reluctant (as it still works, it just heeds pressing hard a few times at the start of each play session to free it up, and then after that it's mostly OK for the rest of the sesh).

Do you think this is salvageable? Anyone got any particularly good tips or guides?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 22:17 
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It's the Y button that's worst affected. X is a tine bit sticky, all others are fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 23:20 
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You could try a little bit of isopropyl alcohol dripped into the buttons. Might be enough to dissolve the creamy muck muck. Failing that, some window cleaner might work


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 23:59 
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That's a good idea - I'll give that a little try

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2022 11:04 
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When I first got the Switch, I also bought some minecraft themed 3rd party controllers. You couldn't charge them on the switch, they had to be connected via bluetooth and they were generally a bit shit. I took them back and stumped up the extra for a set of proper joycons.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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The Madcatz controller I had for the N64 was mad bad enough that still to this day I am really wary of any 3rd party controller.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2023 1:35 
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I was pleased to see Gamboy stuff turn up on the Online Expansion pak thing. A bit of Mario Land 2 (6 golden coins) took me right back to being a young lad again.

An most importantly for me, finally I will get round to finishing Link's Awakening. It's been bugging me since the 90s, but never enough to actually go back and finish it properly, but now with the convenience of the Switch I will finally knock it over.

Then, if I can be bothered, I'll finish off Majora's Mask and Banjo Kazooie

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I've been playing Wario Ware all over the weekend and it's great. I have managed to unlock everything on the original apart from one extra mini game but now I have save states, I'm going to do it all again.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2023 22:22 
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My first Wario Ware experience was on the wii and it was really wild.

Going back to a game like Links Awakening is interesting, it's still a lot of fun but some of the jarring things stand out, like unskippable dialog, constant item switching (OK, the GB only had 2 buttons but still), being told for the hundreth time when I accidentally brush against a rock without the power bracelet equipped that "you can't lift that with your bare hands" - all things that are much better designed in games now. Despite those grumbles and the annoyance of backtracking I still really like it. The island really is a lot smaller than I remember it being 8)

It's surprising the bits I still remember, and how much I forgot too.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2023 10:06 
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I spent a very enjoyable hour playing OG Gameboy Tetris last night. Worth the price of admission on it's own


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liked playing Tetris with my son with two switches last week... really felt like the hallways of my Highschool for a moment

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