Is your Joy-Con joyless? The fix is in
Subject: General Tech | March 22, 2017 - 01:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Joy-Con
The Nintendo Switch seems to be rather popular around these parts but it would seem that not all is wonderful in the land of Zelda. There have been a slew of reports that the Joy-Cons which Nintendo shipped initially have wireless connectivity issues which interfered with users abilities to use them. Some enterprising minds cracked the controller open and added a wire to enhance the range and reliability of the Joy-Con's connection. Ars Technica reports that Nintendo is now offering a fix to customers who are experiencing this issue, they will pay for the shipping back and forth to the repair depot and at least in one case the turnaround was five days. The fix is a piece of metal-coated conductive foam which should allow you to enjoy your new toy; Nintendo have modified the new models they are shipping to ensure new customers do not run into this problem.
"Opening up the fixed controller showed that Nintendo didn't have to do much to correct the connection issue. The only apparent difference is a small piece of black foam sitting on top of the corner of the controller board that houses the Bluetooth antenna trace."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- 6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies @ Linux.com
- What should password managers not do? Leak your passwords? What a great idea, LastPass @ The Register
- Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down @ The Register
- Fix-a-Brick: Fighting the Nexus 5X Bootloop @ Hack a Day
- Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware @ Slashdot
- Google's stock rating downgraded as YouTube ad boycott contagion goes global @ The Register
- Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 MU-MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router @ eTeknix
- Can Bixby and the Galaxy S8 Save Samsung? @ Hardware Secrets
- PC Customiser XSplit Streamer Pro X System @ Kitguru