Left or Right Joy-Con Completely Dead & Not Charging (FIXED!)
Left or right Joy-Con controllers are not charging and have been reported as completely dead by many gamers. So, what’s going on? This problem seems to stem from a manufacturing issue with the internal battery that powers the controllers. This battery is specifically designed to be replaced only by Nintendo, and so if your controller has suffered any damage (including being dropped), it is not possible to fix it without bringing the controller in for repair. Fortunately, there is a workaround that can fix this issue. If you have a left or right Joy-Con controller that is not charging, you can follow these simple steps: 1) Remove the batteries from both controllers. 2) Reconnect the controllers using the USB cable (if they were previously connected). 3) Press and hold the sync button on each controller for at least 10 seconds. 4) Reinsert the batteries into each controller and enjoy your fully charged controllers!
What is the issue with the left Joy-Con?
Many Switch owners have been having issues with the left Joy-Con not charging and being completely dead. Thankfully, a fix is available! Before we get into the specifics of the issue and how to fix it, let’s take a look at what could be causing it in the first place.
If you’re experiencing this problem, chances are your Joy-Con battery is either completely drained or not holding a charge very well. There are several potential reasons for this, but the two most common ones are too much use or improper storage. Here’s how to check if your Joy-Con battery is drained and how to recharge it if necessary:
The easiest way to tell if your Joy-Con battery is drained is to try and power them on. If they don’t turn on, then it’s likely that the battery is drained and needs to be charged. If you do manage to power them on, be sure to keep an eye on their charge level – if it starts dropping quickly, that means the battery needs to be recharged soon.
If your Joy-Con battery isn’t holding a charge very well, you can try recharging them using Nintendo’s AC adapter. Just make sure that you connect them directly into an outlet instead of using a USB dock – doing so will give them a better chance of receiving a full charge. And lastly, always keep your Joy-Cons stored in their cases
How to fix the issue with the left Joy-Con
If your left or right Joy-Con controller is completely dead and not charging, there is a fix! Follow these simple steps to get your controller back up and running:
1) Make sure that both controllers are correctly plugged into the Wii U console.
2) Ensure that both controllers have a full charge.
3) Try resetting the controllers by holding down the center button for five seconds while plugging in the controllers to the console.
4) If resetting the controllers doesn’t work, try replacing either of the controllers. If you’re experiencing issues with only one of your controllers, try replacing that one instead.
What is the issue with the right Joy-Con?
When the right Joy-Con controller doesn’t seem to be charging or working at all, there’s a fix. Here’s how to troubleshoot and fix the issue. First, make sure that you have correctly inserted both controllers into the Switch console. Press each of the joy-con buttons for about 10 seconds until they light up blue. If you see two lines appearing onscreen, then you’re good to go. If not, continue below…
If you still aren’t able to get either controller to work, try this: disconnect both controllers from the Switch console and reattach them in a different order (left Joy-Con first, then right). Once they’re connected again, press each button for about 10 seconds until they light up blue. If your problem persists after following these steps, it might be an issue with the console itself and not your controllers. You can bring it in for repairs or replacement at Nintendo’s support website.[/text_block]
When trying to use the right Joy-Con controller on Nintendo Switch Console, if it does not charge or behaves strangely this could be one of several issues including:
1)The batteries within the controller may be drained and need to be replaced – follow instructions HERE
2)The connection between the Joy-Con Controller and Console may be faulty – follow instructions HERE
3)The Nintendo Switch Console itself may need repair or replacement
How to fix the issue with the right Joy-Con
If you’re experiencing problems with your right Joy-Con controller not charging and generally being wonky, there is a fix!
1. Unplug the controller from the Nintendo Switch console
2. Hold down both shoulder buttons on the Joy-Con while plugging it back in
3. If everything goes well, you’ll get a flashing light and your controller should now be working properly.