If you are the owner of a Nintendo Switch and have experienced drifting issues with the Joy-Con Controller(s), you may be able to have your controllers repaired by Nintendo completely FREE.
What exactly is drifting?
The “Joy-Con Drift” refers to the controllers randomly moving around and inputting commands to the console even when they are not being physically moved.
Know that there are variations of this defect that can occur so it is definitely worth following up with Nintendo (by following the steps below) if you’re experiencing anything that is not quite right.
We recently learned that if you follow Nintendo’s Joy-Con Troubleshooting guidelines provided here and nothing appears to be solving the drifting issue, Nintendo may offer to repair the Joy-Con free of charge including the shipping.
Follow these steps…
- Head over here.
- Click on the Joy-Con Troubleshooting button and follow the prompts.
- Watch for an email coming from Nintendo support at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org (it took a little over 24 hours for my email to arrive).
- Follow the instructions in this email to have your Nintendo Joy-Con(s) repaired.