Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,700
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,859 times in 635 posts

    Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    Many complain that the analogue joystick cursor drifts on screen, without any user input.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Long member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,333
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked
    245 times in 174 posts
    • philehidiot's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Father's bored
      • CPU:
      • Cockroach brain V0.1
      • Memory:
      • Innebriated, unwritten
      • Storage:
      • Big Yellow Self Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Semi chewed Crayola Mega Pack
      • PSU:
      • 20KW single phase direct grid supply
      • Case:
      • Closed, Open, Cold
      • Operating System:
      • Cockroach
      • Monitor(s):
      • The mental health nurses
      • Internet:
      • Please.

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    A company denying recurrent problems due to design flaws?

    Nintendo, you dropped your apple.

  3. #3
    <Insert witty one liner> Kanoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    734
    Thanks
    63
    Thanked
    74 times in 51 posts
    • Kanoe's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Z9PE-D8 WS
      • CPU:
      • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2667v2 @ Stock
      • Memory:
      • Samsung ECC RDIMM DDR3 PC-14900 128GB (8 x 16GB) @ Stock
      • Storage:
      • 240GB SanDisk Extreme II SSD, 960GB ADATA 8200 M.2, 960GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD, 1TB Samsung F3 HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Sea Hawk X 1080Ti (@2050/1501)
      • PSU:
      • Superflower 1200W
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Primo v2
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 28" ASUS PB287Q 4k + 24" Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • VM @ 500/35

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    You used to have this on the N64 control pads too on the analogue stick. I remember having to take them apart and clean them to get them operational again loads of times.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    266
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    12 times in 11 posts
    • PC-LAD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • X370 GT7
      • CPU:
      • R3 1200 @3.9
      • Memory:
      • 4*4 GB TG Delta @2666. Apparently a matching kit wont let me reach 2933
      • Storage:
      • 128gb Sandisk SSD plus, 1tb SeaGate Barracuda, 640GB WD Black, 500gb WD Blue sata ssd
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 970 died. Dropped to a 660ti, got a full refund from cex now on a rx 570
      • PSU:
      • Evga G+650w
      • Case:
      • MasterBox 5 Lite TemG
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • MSI Optix G24C
      • Internet:
      • 10 up 35 down :(

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    This has been a painful issue for me. the official sticks worked fine until about 600 hours. Cleaned stick internals, made no difference. So I have bulk bought replacement Chinese sticks which are going every 50 hours which is really annoying. I use the pro controller now anyway as it is far superior, But I would jump on this suit if i could. Nintendo wouldn't let me claim my warranty as i bought it from toys-r-us, so that's my warranty gone.

  5. #5
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    The issue is down to the carbon tracks in the joysticks are being worn away naturally from use, the dust can cause issues and drifting but the tracks mean loss of conductivity and other issues. All fixes short of replacement are temporary; the issue is with the hardware being used and unless nintendo address this with a different joystick supply then this will never be resolved longterm.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    275
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    8 times in 7 posts

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    Had this with my right joycon to a heavy degree and my left one to a very slight degree. I'm not impressed, particularly since my 3ds stick also broke. However we have at least 2 years warranty so I just sent them in for repairs.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    266
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    12 times in 11 posts
    • PC-LAD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • X370 GT7
      • CPU:
      • R3 1200 @3.9
      • Memory:
      • 4*4 GB TG Delta @2666. Apparently a matching kit wont let me reach 2933
      • Storage:
      • 128gb Sandisk SSD plus, 1tb SeaGate Barracuda, 640GB WD Black, 500gb WD Blue sata ssd
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 970 died. Dropped to a 660ti, got a full refund from cex now on a rx 570
      • PSU:
      • Evga G+650w
      • Case:
      • MasterBox 5 Lite TemG
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • MSI Optix G24C
      • Internet:
      • 10 up 35 down :(

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    Had this with my right joycon to a heavy degree and my left one to a very slight degree. I'm not impressed, particularly since my 3ds stick also broke. However we have at least 2 years warranty so I just sent them in for repairs.
    The point is though, you shouldn't have to. I mean if you are sending them to a repair center, you might as well fix them yourself for half the price of shipping, Its pretty easy.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    275
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    8 times in 7 posts

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    Quote Originally Posted by PC-LAD View Post
    The point is though, you shouldn't have to. I mean if you are sending them to a repair center, you might as well fix them yourself for half the price of shipping, Its pretty easy.
    Agree you shouldn't have to. Returns are via freepost in the UK though.

  9. #9
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    This whole thing quickly turned into a nightmare for Nintendo.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    266
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    12 times in 11 posts
    • PC-LAD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • X370 GT7
      • CPU:
      • R3 1200 @3.9
      • Memory:
      • 4*4 GB TG Delta @2666. Apparently a matching kit wont let me reach 2933
      • Storage:
      • 128gb Sandisk SSD plus, 1tb SeaGate Barracuda, 640GB WD Black, 500gb WD Blue sata ssd
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 970 died. Dropped to a 660ti, got a full refund from cex now on a rx 570
      • PSU:
      • Evga G+650w
      • Case:
      • MasterBox 5 Lite TemG
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • MSI Optix G24C
      • Internet:
      • 10 up 35 down :(

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrummy2395 View Post
    This whole thing quickly turned into a nightmare for Nintendo.
    So? it's been a nightmare for consumers since day one. I just want to have hassle free gaming when I play on a console.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    168
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    • chrism's system
      • CPU:
      • Pentium M 770
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 2GB PC3200
      • Storage:
      • Samsung HD501LJ
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX 9600GT 512MB
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SD11G5
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung XL20

    Re: Nintendo Switch 'Joy-Con drift' class action lawsuit filed in US

    I had this problem too but they replaced it promptly. I now have a pro controller, but I'm thinking I should go back to using the joycons so that if they fail again I have a chance of replacing them within warranty.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •