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How to Attach/Detach the NES Controllers from a Nintendo Switch Console

Complete These Steps:

To Attach the NES Controllers:

  1. Ensure the NES controllers are properly oriented.
  2. Use the rail on the side of the console and slide the NES controllers down from top to bottom until you hear a click.
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    • Once the NES controllers are attached to the console, they are synced and can now be detached and used wirelessly.

To Detach the NES controllers:
Press the release button on the back of each NES controller while sliding the controller up from bottom to top.

  • The NES controller syncing information is not deleted when they are detached from the console.