Joy-Con Drifting Issues on the Switch Lite

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#1 TomSharp
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So the Switch Lite has only been out a week or so and there are already reports of it having Joy-Con drifting. This is a bit disappointing really and I was hoping that they would have fixed this issue before releasing the console, especially as the Joy-Cons can't be removed on the Lite to be repaired. Has anyone had any issues with this personally yet?

For those not in the know, Joy-Con drift is where the control stick slowly starts moving by itself, causing your characters etc to move by themselves.

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#2 Speeny
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I've had it happen to me a few times while playing Fortnite on my regular Switch. (Don't own a Switch Lite.)

I think it's to do with me pressing down on the joystick to run while playing in portable mode. Which, in my opinion, you do have to press quite hard because I find that it isn't very responsive otherwise. I've found that my Joy-Cons at least aren't...clicky enough I guess.

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#3 Blazepanzer24
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I haven't noticed any on mine yet... hopefully it isn't as bad as people think but it's the main thing I worry about as a switch lite owner.

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#4 DEVILinIRON
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I hope they fix it soon. I was close to buying one until I heard about the problem. Now I'm just going to wait and see how Nintendo fixes the problem.

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#5 TomSharp
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@DEVILinIRON: They have got to fix it now surely, they can't keep producing a product that is defective.

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#6 robert_sparkes
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I'm surprised they used the same parts in the lite. I thought they would avoid the same problem.

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#7 KBFloYd
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i had it happen on my launch joycons after almost a year of use.

however since i bought the pro controller i havnt touched my joy cons in a year.

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#8 TomSharp
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@robert_sparkes: Same here, supposedly there is a rumour that they have begun manufacturing a new model with a fix but I'm not sure how true that is.

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#9 robert_sparkes
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I've held off for the time being but that would be interesting if there is a new model.