This guide will show you how to replace the battery in your Joy-Con controller.

There are a few minor differences between the left and right Joy-Cons. These steps apply to both Joy-Cons.


  1. Joy-Con Battery Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four Tri-Point Y00 screws from the back panel of the Joy-Con.

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    • Insert an Opening Pick into the bottom edge of the back panel (opposite the shoulder buttons).

    • Slowly slide the flat edge of your Opening Pick up the side of the Joy-Con.

    • Be careful not to slide the Opening Pick too far inside the Joy-Con. This may damage the inner components. The back panel loosens fairly easily, so not much pressure is needed.

  3. Joy-Con Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Joy-Con Battery Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Open the Joy-Con like a book, with the charging rail facing away from you.

    • Don’t try to fully remove the back panel yet. There are still two cables connecting the charging rail to the motherboard.

  4. Joy-Con Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Joy-Con Battery Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Joy-Con Battery Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Use a Spudger to gently pry the battery connector from its socket on the motherboard. This will keep the Joy-Con from powering on during the repair.

    • Use caution while working around the vibration motor cable that runs close to the battery connector. If you are replacing the battery in a right Joy-Con, you will also need to work around an antenna cable during this step.

  5. Joy-Con Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Joy-Con Battery Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Joy-Con Battery Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an Opening Pick between the battery and the Joy-Con housing.

    • Gently pry out the battery, which is lightly taped in place.

    • To install a new battery, press it into place and reconnect it. If the double-sided tape holding the battery in place came out with the battery, replace it before you install the new battery.


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.




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Bonjour, après avoir suivi les étapes tout fonctionne ,SAUF la recharge … à savoir également que je me suis trompé dans la commande de la nouvelle batterie, celle-ci étant d'une capacité plus faible

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Bonjour Ced ! Nous sommes désolés de l’apprendre. Avez-vous essayé de calibrer la batterie ? Veuillez prendre contact avec notre service client ( pour la boutique américaine ou pour la boutique européenne et française) en indiquant votre numéro de commande. Ce sera un plaisir de vous porter assistance !

Claire Miesch -

Bei mir ging beim roten Joy Con oder Akku nicht mehr, ich hab ihn jetzt auseinandergeschraubt, das Kabel vom Akku gelöst und wieder eingesteckt.

als ich alles zusammengebaut habe ging er. Es war wahrscheinlich nur das Kabel was nicht richtig drin war.

Tobias No name - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Hello, i'm unsure what to do now but I have replaced my battery but my switch still doesn't show the presence of my right joy-con. I opened up the joy-con while connected to the switch and the battery is only charging at 1.2v (without the battery the pins are the same) could it be the charging rail? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

Logan Marynowich - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Mir fiel der linke Joy Con bei einer wilden Play Session auf den Boden und funktioniert nicht mehr. Dank Anleitung und iFixit Set konnte ich den Joy Con öffnen und das Kabel des Akkus wieder fest einstecken - Problem gelöst. Danke ifixit!

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