How You Can Fix Your Drifting Joy-Con Stick – Nintendo Switch

Have you been plagued by the Joy-Con stick drift plague? We have literally some solutions that are guaranteed to maybe help.

Pro Controller Drift Fix Guide: https://youtu.be/Ey5lBlF0VWA

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50 Comments

  1. XMistycloudsX on March 9, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Nobody:

    Me: *leaves link on afk for 2 mins*

    My joy cons: *let’s take this character and take it towards a guardian*

    Link: *I have decided to die*

  2. Mystique ? on March 9, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    in breath of the wild I like to stand on cliffs and gaze at the beautiful wilderness around me. And then i fall off the cliff

  3. *BORUTO* / on March 9, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    How to fix this on lite version

  4. Xristiana Ian on March 9, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Switch was and it really is a remarkable console BUT the screen AND the analogs are the worst parts that have been implemented and used upon an console, they are literally the worst parts of the decade

    After 4 years of my switch very recently I had to buy a new joy con’s set for 80€

  5. Will T on March 9, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Just a quick note, if you open the switch or any of its controllers, your warranty will be voided.

  6. mark on March 9, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    about to install my second replacement left analog stick

  7. Zephyr or somethinh on March 9, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    So my left control stick doesn’t click down. Fucking nintendo cheap pricks

  8. Yargis Sigrius on March 9, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Guy has 20 joycons and doesn’t have a problem.

    Everyone I know who owns a switch has a problem. Yeah, ok.

  9. -0Marty0- on March 9, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Me:
    *Struggling with joy con drift for over a year, opens up joy cons to replace the analog sticks but nothing happens*

    *finds this video*

    …So you’re really telling me that all I needed to do was just recalibrate my stick?

    Anyway, IT WORKED! Thank you so so much, you saved my life! I’ve been struggling with this for a very long time and never seemed to find a way to fix this🥺❤️

  10. Gugelhoopf on March 9, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    One screw broke and I almost lost my mind. Did it with the other pair then. Now I can at least play the games on the console I paid way too much for. I will never in my life buy another product from Nintendo and I can’t recommend the switch to anyone.

  11. PikminPlayer 101 on March 9, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    My Left controller has drift. None of the methods have helped. im very stuck. Please help me

  12. Lizßee on March 9, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Low key thing the reason mine broke was cuz I didn’t do the calibrate after updating the controller

  13. Viper Gamer on March 9, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    No one:
    My left joy con:I’m bad, I’m bad you know it yeah!

  14. GoldCatcher on March 9, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    My wireless controller joycons instantly drifted in game play

  15. Esther M on March 9, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    What to do when the rubbery skirt thing is broken? Like my left joystick works just fine, but sometimes it’s a bit stuck. When i inspected my switch lite i came to the conclusion that the rubbery thing isn’t attatched to the joystick anymore.. Sorry if my
    English isn"t good.

  16. Ian Fairbanks on March 9, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    This video contains WAAAAYYYYY too much fluff. get to the farking point. jesus. i dont have all day. you’re fired.

  17. pomarence vor me on March 9, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Amazing! None of these helped! Still broken as before!

  18. Jaden Kipp on March 9, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    wii u would never………..

  19. Ian McAndrew on March 9, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    change to 1.5 speed. youre welcome

  20. Creations of Clay and Lego Studios R&C on March 9, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    The clean method works for me thx Nintendo life 😀😀😀😀😀

  21. Sophia Howard on March 9, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Ty I updated my controllers and they seem to be fine now I’ll come bk if it happens again

  22. Muratveli on March 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    _DualSense enters the chat_

  23. The SM Gamer on March 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    My drift if fixed

  24. Games Project Channel on March 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    my switch joycon is so bad that the drift points down

  25. Dan Romaine Meldrum on March 9, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Joycon Drift made me miss out on an Escavalier in Pokémon Sword because it made me hit Run when I wasn’t even doing anything.

  26. Ostry Cień Mgły on March 9, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Repeat after me.
    *There is no drift in Ba Sing Se*

  27. Sarah A on March 9, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Can confirm this worked for me!
    I bought a 2nd hand switch from someone on Facebook and they failed to mention the absolutely awful joy con drift in the left joy con. Tried the contact cleaner (‘WD-40 Specialist Contact Cleaner’ with the lil straw on it) method. 1 short blast and a nice massage and it works good as new! 😀 Thanks!
    Thumbs up and Subbed!

  28. Cody Tipton on March 9, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Okay so it didn’t totally fix it but I used a new toothbrush and lens cleaner and its soo much better. Before games were literally unplayable but now i barly notice it. I’ve got 2 sets and both have been doing this so I’m about to try with my old ones.

  29. The Mystic Furret on March 9, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    For some reason when I’m playing Mario kart, my joy cons decide to press the b button when I’m pressing the a button so it just makes my character drive but not drive

  30. SoMeister HD Show on March 9, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Two of my left joy cons have drift

  31. a crazed bruhify tank cat on March 9, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Luckily i do not have this problem, i dont what causes this problem but whatever it is ill be careful with my joycons.

  32. Toni Mckoewn on March 9, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Some snide cons have a reset on the back fuming official Nintendo one can’t have the same sorted drifting right out even when recalibration in setting didn’t work

  33. Honestly Kermit on March 9, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    For those of you who do not know you can go to the nintendo website and sign up to get your joycons fixed (they actually just replace them) they also only replace noncustom ones. Anyways you print the shipping label then you can either drop it off at a UPS or something or you can schedule for them to pick it up this is all completely FREE but it takes around a month or two to get shipped back reminder they DONT FIX it they REPLACE it

  34. uwo on March 9, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    in minecraft dungeons i constantly roll because of my joycon

  35. Parker Kurz on March 9, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I reccomend an air duster intead of liquid cleaing stuff it helped me fix it. now back to botw. great vid!

    EDIT: The joycon drift came back 45 mins later I suggest holding up the rubber flap and spraying the air into eache side of the joycon joystick for 10 seconds seems to be working for me.

  36. JKDOS on March 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Those who don’t speak English are probably gonna regret watching this :'(

  37. Niek Van der veen on March 9, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I Kant even play anymore because of it

  38. mega man on March 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Does the joycon replacement completely remove the drift and if I play on it for longer than 24+ hours?

  39. trekko on March 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    DRIFT IS GONE!!! edit: it’s back :/

  40. Isaiah Taylor on March 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Me: encounters shiny Pokémon
    Me: About to press items to use a Pokéball to catch it
    Left joy con: I SAY WE RUNNING TODAY

  41. Nicholas Anley on March 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks mate I fixed my boys controller very helpful, yep dad didn’t want to pay out for another one lol

  42. Muhammad Rivalsyah on March 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    What happened if you own a switch lite?

  43. jay on March 9, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    me playing dbd: lemme hide behind this wall
    meg thomas: i have chosen death

  44. Bryan Hernandez on March 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    None of these videos fucking work I’m fking done using a switch fk this

  45. Zephyr or somethinh on March 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    So my left control stick doesn’t click down. Fucking nintendo cheap pricks

  46. uberduberunta on March 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    My joycon when I’m trying to hold still: ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️❌⭕▶️

  47. Cyclone Jokesays on March 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    If over 2 million people watched this video, you know this is a bigger problem than it is.

  48. FB on March 9, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I’ve had mine broken for 3 years now and I just played ps4 instead because they just never worked

  49. Jose Saucedo on March 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Wow, so I had the drift problem, apparently all it took was for me to update and calibrate 🤷‍♂️

  50. Rey M on March 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Over 5K comments and not a single one stated that it worked… 🤦🏽‍♂️

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