12-31-2008 08:04 PM
My friend just picked himself up a new steering wheel for his racing game addiction while his old favorite wheel of many years languished in storage, broken, due to a nutter stomping pedals with work boots on..
Long story short, he bet me cash I couldn't get his old Driving Force working, and that I could have it anyways. _Everything_ works on it, after cleaning several years of abuse and gunk off from it.. even the brake. The brake was snapped down at the base of it's pedal, right where the bottom of the spring comes together.. but the sensor is there and connected. Now, what would be -cool- is if I could just get a replacement brake pedal.. then I just work the whole pedal unit apart, and swap things in. (Ahh, a perfect world and a niave mind).
What I -expect- is to be told that I cannot get them here at logitech (not feeling hopeful since I can't even email logitech directly it seems) and it's an old wheel so no one's got them. In which case, I need to not only rebuild the spring assembly with a bit of metal and industrial grade adhesives, but then create a wooden pedal to go with. That's a lot of time and effort I'd -rather- not do. ... Of course, I could just put my brake on one of the button bindings, but that's cheating.
Anyways, hopefully someone will have a solution, like an old dead Driving Force laying around that has a good break pedal, or Logitech suprising the pants off me. While the support I get on current products is great.. and almost never do I even -need- support, old products are a tad harder. Surprise me! ^_^
12-31-2008 10:55 PM
Further side note.. I actually seem to need to find a power adapter for it as well, for full functionality. I feel silly for not noticing that before, but 'eh. It still works pretty nice as is!
01-02-2009 03:34 PM
So far, so quiet.
Anyone know of a place that markets 24v, 0.5 mA power adapters in a variety of plug sizes, as an alternative possibility? That's -not- something I can cobble together out of wood, after all.