Nintendo Switch: An easy way to repair Joy-Con levers

A “fast and furious” method to repair the “Kyoto drift”: here’s an easy way to fix the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con levers

Despite their loyalty, the players most loyal to the Big N find themselves looking for an easy way to repair Nintendo Switch Joy-Con more often than they would like. The slippage of the analogue levers is one of the biggest worries of the owners of the hybrid console, and given the absence of differences in the variants of the OLED version we can assume that the Kyoto giant is in no hurry to remedy it. However, it is possible to bypass an expensive repair (or even more expensive replacement) in a few simple steps.

How to repair the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con levers: an easy method… with cardboard ?!

To provide us with a simple method to repair the Joy-Con of Nintendo Switch, which apparently is anything but easy, is the youtuber VK. According to him, it’s all a matter of pressure, which over time tends to fade near the analogue levers. In the video below, at 5:55, you can find the solution to the age-old question. The thickness necessary to put the lever back in shape can be obtained from the simple cardboard, if it is around the millimeter of thickness. You will need the proper screwdrivers to remove the body, but once you have the cardboard and have stripped the base of the contacts, you just have to put it down.

Of course, it is a simple method but we would like to advise you only up to a certain point. There guarantee it will inevitably fail even faster than the grip on the road of the levers, so keep in mind the risks you face. If you want a guarantee from VK yourself, however, you might like to know that the method has been tested properly. The YouTube user has in fact waited no less than two months, during which the controllers worked very well, before sharing his discovery with us.

Now it’s up to you to tell us yours: what do you think of the trick? Let us know below, and as always don’t forget to stay on for all the most important news for gamers and more. For your purely gaming needs, you can instead find the best discounts in digital format on Instant Gaming.