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Nintendo: "Manufacturing Variation" Causing Sync Issue In Some Joy-Cons

by Donald Theriault - March 23, 2017, 10:31 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Kotaku

The process has apparently been refined.

Nintendo has issued an amended comment regarding sync issues with some of the Joy-Con controllers.

In a statement issued to Kotaku, Nintendo has identified a variation at the factory level which has been corrected.

There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway. A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con. Moving forward this will not be an issue, as the manufacturing variation has been addressed and corrected at the factory level.

We have determined a simple fix can be made to any affected Joy-Con to improve connectivity.

Nintendo is encouraging anyone affected by the sync issue to contact them for troubleshooting and if necessary, a no-charge replacement. Some repairs in Europe and Australia are coming with an additional piece of conducting foam in the Joy-Con.

Image of Joy-Con with conducting foam courtesy The Verge.


EnnerMarch 23, 2017

Conductive foam saves the joy.

Mop it upMarch 25, 2017

I hope the issue really is solved.

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