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  1. Like 3 weeks ago the locking mechanism for my left joycon became so 'loose' that I am hesitant to use the switch just holding it with my left hand. So I ordered those metal replacement locking mechanisms after one of my friends made me aware of them

    Turns out My Mate VINCE needed them too about 2 years ago http://rainbowdash.net/url/875328 ( Near perfect amount of looseness between Vince's joycon and mine too )

    So I ordered some though Amazon ( only place I could find them really )

    So talking about the Switch as I did, I just checked on the delivery details of my order. Turns out I could see in real-time how they went from "being delivered in 1 mintue" to "Oh hey it is late, it was expected Thursday"

    As for the original plastic locking mechanism, I am not even sure if that is thanks to my roughness, thanks to where I work, or thanks to Nintendo. I think I heard some good things about the design being plastic from fanboys, but then explain the Switch Lite to me ?

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    1. @drinkingpony Compliant and flexible mechanics are cool and have a lot of benefits (like not totally destroying everything on a failure like a fall) but in this case of a load-bearing mechanism plastic is rubbish and cheaper to produce. The Switch Lite only exists to cut costs and increase the yield and profit.

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      1. @adiwan *mechanisms

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      2. @adiwan I agree, but, load-bearing, what a weird word. I mean, the device does not bear the load, it suffers the load

        Also I heard that Nintendo made the Switch Lite because it wanted to curbstomp blatant piracy and just throw the upgraded analog stick design in a obvious 'new' Switch.

        Then again, forced 'new' makes me shiver. For instance, just how many games came out exclusively for the New 3DS XL ?

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        1. @drinkingpony Instead of 'new' you can use 'hardware update' or 'revision'. Nintendo (and all other gaming console manufacturers) always made updates of their hardware to make it better (lower production costs, increase reliability...). Although the worst revisions were those of the original Wii, first revision had no gamecube support, and then the Wii Mini got rid off all internet features. For instance game controllers have the most revisions and they are all hidden. I've opened a dozen of PS2 controllers and only few pairs of controllers were from the same revision. Even the rather simple SNES controller has at least 3 different variants.

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          1. @adiwan Man, I tried to Frankenstein two Genesis controllers, same part and model numbers and all, but it wouldn't work. Circuit board and internal support beams and junk were cut differently. It's crazy, man.

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            1. @scribus That's what I tried to do with a heap of defunct SNES and PS2 controllers too. IMPOSSIBLE.

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            2. @scribus The Sega consoles are a minefield with that. IIRC the Genesis was called the Mega Drive outside of North America because it was being carried by a different company abroad. I believe it is called the Tec Toy in Brazil. In Korea by Samsung and it was called the Super Gameaboyo or something like that.

              Then later with things like the Mega CD addon ( Sega CD in NA ) it got really confusing as some units were assembled in different area's than their intended audience that shipped together with controllers. Now for SOME reason the regional controlers were all different on the inside ( and I still have no idea why ) but I do know there is a real possibility that one of your controler has Samsung somewhere written on the circuit board, and the other reading Virgin Mastertronic or something. There is no doubt a bigger nerd than I am out there who knows that all by head.

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          2. @adiwan Oh man, this just makes me remember OtherOS on the PS3 and that whole Class Action Lawsuit kerfuffle.

            Not to mention the PS2 backwards compatibility that I believe only the first PS3 release had through hardware support, and then some later through software support. untill it disapeared somewhere. It was a mess.

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            1. @drinkingpony The first Japanese release had it implemented in hardware. Very quickly it went away by emulating that in software and then altogether. Also the flash card readers were gone faster than anyone noticed that it even existed. When I bought my used PS3 I tried to open the flap to the reader until I realized that the amount of force I put onto the plastic was unreasonable and figured out that it was removed after the first revisions.

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              1. @adiwan Huh, weird. My PS3 does NOT look like what the model number says it should look like, As such I have no idea if it has full hardware, partial software, full software, or none when it comes to PS2 game support. I'll look into that later. Somewhere and when after I fixed my PC speakers and cleaned my room.

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