05-26-2006 07:51 AM
I recently purchased a Force 3d Pro joystick and I've found it quite good, barring one issue. It seems to intermittently lose power for a split second, with the blue LED turning off and then quickly back on. The Logitech Profiler software pops up with a message saying it cannot detect any joysticks, and gives an option to retry. Hitting retry, the connection is established again, and all is well, until another 15 minutes or so when the issue repeats itself.
I've tried using different USB ports, and also testing to see whether it happens even when idle in Windows (it does). I can only speculate that it's something to do with the adapter. The unit is brand new and had this issue straight out of the box.
Any help would be appreciated.
05-26-2006 08:05 AM - edited 05-26-2006 08:05 AM
Message Edited by EdNorton on 05-26-200608:05 AM
Message Edited by EdNorton on 05-26-200608:06 AM
05-26-2006 04:28 PM - edited 05-26-2006 04:28 PM
EDIT: A new problem has surfaced. The connection cut-out happened again, but this time more severely. Windows came up saying how a USB device had malfunctioned and the joystick LED stayed off. I restarted the computer, reconnected the unit to the USB port and now my handle twist calibration is wrong. It goes straight from 0 to 100%. I tried the Calibration Clearing utility but apparently it can't find any calibration information.
Message Edited by Ermz on 05-26-200605:47 PM
EDIT: I just tested out the joystick on another PC. It doesn't seem to suffer from the disconnection issues that it does on this one. However the joystick did maintain the twist handle issues until I tried out some of the force feedbacks and then as if by magic the twist handle started working normally again.
I'm not really sure what to make of this, but I would like to try out getting new USB drivers on this system. Failing that, a reformat.
Message Edited by Ermz on 05-26-200606:49 PM