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GameCube Controller Sticks Not Responding on Nintendo Switch

Description:

  • The GameCube controller can register correctly on a Nintendo Switch console, but one or both control sticks are not responding correctly or are not responding at all.
  • The characters appear to be drifting, lagging or moving on their own while using the GameCube controller.

Additional Information:

  • The control stick calibration feature on the Nintendo Switch console is not available for GameCube controllers.

What to Do:

  1. Ensure your console has the latest system version.
    • If the console is already up to date, be sure to restart it by holding down the POWER Button for three seconds, then selecting “Power Options” > “Restart”.
  2. Unplug the GameCube controller and GameCube Controller Adapter from the Nintendo Switch dock, then plug them back in.
    • If a USB hub is being used with the dock, remove it momentarily and ensure that the Game Controller Adapter is connected directly to the dock.
  3. If the issue persists, or if it occurs with a specific game, try the following:
    • Check for any available software updates.
    • Use a different GameCube controller, if available.

Situation Not Resolved

If a different GameCube controller works, or if another one is unavailable, the original controller will need to be replaced.

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