While not a problem for everyone, some Switch owners have been having trouble with their left Joy-Con desyncing with the console during gameplay. Recognising the issue, CNET did a bit of detective work and took photos inside the Joy-Con before they sent it off to Nintendo to be fixed. Nintendo has yet to publically address the cause of the problem, but it seems a tiny piece of foam placed inside the controller is enough to solve it. When CNET opened the repaired Joy-Con they found the only difference was a tiny bit of sponge next to the sensor. This certainly makes it seem like it was a hardware error causing the issue. Check out the pictures below and spot the difference.

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    • I thought the sponge was the big rectangular white one on the left, but when I looked at it again it turned out to be the very tiny black sponge around the bottom right of the controller! I haven’t had any de-syncing problems, but if it does happen I will most certainly try this.

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  1. Thankfully I haven’t had this problem or any other. So far my switch has been working perfectly except for one minor thing that happened last night. I reset one of my amiibos on the Wii U and gave it a new owner mii so that I could transfer him to my switch but the switch detected no data on said amiibo. It hasn’t had any problems reading my old amiibo data on the other ones but for some reason when I make new data with the Wii U it won’t read it. I tried with 2 yarn yoshi’s and an 8-bit mario amiibo to no avail…

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  2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

    I only ever have sync issues when the batteries get low in my Joy-Cons.

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