The ultimate list of mods to enter RCM

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Technicmaster0, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Technicmaster0
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It's required to short pin 10 (the lowest pin of the right joy con rail) to the ground in order to enter RCM. Ground can be found at pin 1 or 7 of the joy con rail, at the middle screw of the joy con rail or at the fan at the top of the switch.
    Currently I think that the best ways are to either use a paperclip or a 3D printed piece (from thingiverse) and a paper clip.
    You can also use these as inspiration and try to find another way that works best for you. An idea would be to stack cardboard and draw a conductive trace with a pencil on it, labo style ;)

    No soldering/ teardown/ 3D printer required

    Use a cable

    Use a paperclip

    Use screwdrivers

    AutoRCM

    reboot_to_rcm (software)

    3D printer required. No soldering/ teardown required

    f0f's 3D model

    thingiverse's 3D model

    Teardown required. No soldering/ 3d printer required

    Bend contacts of joy con

    Teardown and soldering required. No 3d printer required

    solder to joy con contacts

    solder to switch joy con rail contacts
     
    Last edited by Technicmaster0, May 21, 2018 at 10:13 AM
  2. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko O_o

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    Repair your cons in soldering method. The Switch will detect joy-con normally.
     
  3. Technicmaster0
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Huh? There are serveral reports that the joy cons get charged but not detected properly if line 10 is shorted to ground? Or did I understand something wrong?
     
  4. Kubas_inko

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    It is not confirmed, that it is caused by the pin being shorted to ground. More likely they screwed it somehow. I have it permanently solder on my joy-cons without any problem.
     
  5. Technicmaster0
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I removed it from the list, but I'd be happy about reports from other users.
     
  6. GotKrypto67

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    I’d like to mention that I have found an alternative area on the joycon rails, reached by unscrewing the rail.

    It seems safer, and is less likely to damage the joycon rail pins.

    I’d just like to show this area because I ended up damaging the pins in my joycon rail with other popularized methods, and don’t want anyone else to have to order another rail lol.

    Thanks for the post.
     

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  7. Milenko

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    Is there more details about reboot to rcm for 1.0.0?
     
  8. ken28

    ken28 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    using pin 1 or 2 instead of unscrewing or fiddeling with the placement in the fan is much more easier.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    http://taraftartekstil.com/threads/diy-joycon-pin-jumper-free-to-1.502139/
     
  9. rac

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    is the software mod gonna come to 3.0.0 eventually? i think i would just wait for that as an inexperienced user
     
  10. kombos

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    It has been confirmed by more people than who says different :)
     
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  11. Technicmaster0
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yeah, it's the second post under the video guide that I linked. I thought that that would be enough to find it.
    And it's not hard to stick a wire into the fan or onto the screw that's there.

    I unscrewed the rail and teared the ribbon cable by accident. And there is not much space for cables (or a switch). But I will probably add it to the solder methods, thanks.

    There will be a softmod for 3.0.0 sooner or later, sure.
     
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  12. Kubas_inko

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    Then those more people somehow screwed it. Because soldering or bending has the same effect, people should report it when they just bend the pins. So it is not confirmed.
     
  13. Technicmaster0
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    And you are sure that you didn't count the wireless connection between the switch and the console as detected?

    It's probably related to http://taraftartekstil.com/threads/fusee-payloads-and-not-a-wire-in-sight-1-0-0-only.502103/
     
  14. Kubas_inko

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    Pretty sure. It works the same as before, connected or bluetooth.
     
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  15. Deathscreton

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    Go into Airplane mode and test it that way. Post a picture/video. Then no one can say shit unless they're trolling like a moron.
     
  16. kombos

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    Have you seen my mod ? ;-) It's totally fine and I didn't screw anything. On daily basis I'm prototyping SMD PCB's with my solder and soldering was clean. I even installed 2 position switch so I'm pretty sure I didn't screw anything ;-) It just works as expected when not grounded, and doesn't appear as attached when shorted. However I had to use PIN 1 & 10 rather than 9 & 10. For some reason shorting 9 & 10 wasn't working for me at all. Enough said, I'm not gonna convince anyone, I just want to recommend people not doing permanent mods for different reasons.
     
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  17. Kubas_inko

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    Sure, here you go.
    http://imgur.com/gallery/iLGXjYk (one is 1.0.0, one is 4.1.0)

    That might be the problem. I used pin 9 and 10. And the image I and brycey have made shows pin 9 and 10 pads/test points, which works fine.
     
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  18. Deathscreton

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    It's not about me being happy. I knew this was a non-issue, but SOME folks here are ready to butt heads simply for the hell of it. Pictures are the number one way to piss'em off and prove'em wrong all in one fell swoop. :creep:
     
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  19. Kubas_inko

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    Sorry. Didn't understand your post at first (thats why I wrote "happy now?" :D )
     
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  20. Soluble

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    1 screwdriver shorting 9 and 10 does the trick for me.
     
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