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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Buttons Are Not Responding or Respond Incorrectly

Description:

  • The buttons on the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller do not respond or respond incorrectly

Important:

If the unresponsive button issue is specifically for the +Control Pad, click here.

What to Do:

  1. Ensure your Nintendo Switch console has the latest system update.
  2. Verify that the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller has power and that it is paired to the console.
    • While in the HOME Menu, press any button on the Pro Controller.
      • If one or more of the player LEDs on the controller blink and then remain lit, the controller is paired to the console.
      • If the player LEDs momentarily light up in a sequence and then shut off, pair the Pro Controller to the console.
      • If none of the player LEDs light up, the Pro Controller is out of power and will need to be recharged.
  3. Once the controller is paired to the console, update the firmware.
  4. Reset the Pro Controller by pressing the SYNC Button once, then press any other button to wake it up again.
  5. Test the button input on the Pro Controller.
    • If the button test fails, skip to Situation Not Resolved.
  6. Test the Pro Controller buttons using a compatible game or application.
    • If the button test was successful but the buttons are not responding with a particular game or application, try the following:
      • Check the software manual or game packaging to ensure compatibility with the Pro Controller.
      • Decrease the distance between the Pro Controller and the console.
      • To minimise wireless interference, ensure that the console is not placed behind a TV, under a metal object, or within three to four feet of other wireless devices, such as wireless speakers, cordless phones, etc.
      • Test the Pro Controller buttons with a different compatible game or software.
      • If possible, test the Pro Controller on a different console.

Situation Not Resolved:

  • If the issue occurs intermittently, continue using the Pro Controller for a few weeks to see if it affects your gameplay.
  • If the button test fails, or if the issue becomes so severe that it impacts your ability to play a game or use the controller, then we are happy to inspect the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and repair or replace it if necessary.

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