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Geshausen
02-06-2004, 05:54 PM
Well, here I am, about to take off to get some japs in my P-40. But something doesnt feel right, I barely manage to get off the runway, and I can't pull up then BAM! big boom, i'm gone.

My elevator on my Microsoft precision 2 sidewinder isn't working correctly, i cant pull up, though I can go down. i went into the options, and indeed that is the case. Any tips to help me salvage her, or is she completley gone. I hope not, I don't think I can afford a new one. Any and all help is much appreciated.

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Geshausen
02-06-2004, 05:54 PM
Well, here I am, about to take off to get some japs in my P-40. But something doesnt feel right, I barely manage to get off the runway, and I can't pull up then BAM! big boom, i'm gone.

My elevator on my Microsoft precision 2 sidewinder isn't working correctly, i cant pull up, though I can go down. i went into the options, and indeed that is the case. Any tips to help me salvage her, or is she completley gone. I hope not, I don't think I can afford a new one. Any and all help is much appreciated.

Imperial Studmuffin

www.wtfiml33t.com (http://www.wtfiml33t.com)

FI-Aflak
02-06-2004, 06:08 PM
Calibrate it?

HH Quazi
02-06-2004, 06:15 PM
I am not familiar with your stick, but on my X-45, I have the elevator trim on a turn knob on the throttle. If it is fully trimmed for descent, I have trouble taking off also. But like I said, I am not familiar with your joystick so I don't know if the elevator trim is, or can be, mapped to your stick. Just a thought. S!

Geshausen
02-06-2004, 06:29 PM
I dont have trim mapped to my stick. Everything worked fine before, but now I don't get a response. It has a test function, and I have found out not only does pulling up not work, buton of my buttons on it does not work either. Hoping she ain't kaput...

Imperial Studmuffin

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reddevil49
02-06-2004, 06:39 PM
Try unplugging then re plugging back this sometimes works

JZG_Winter
02-06-2004, 06:40 PM
Sorry to say, I had a stick like that once.....it had to go into the bin http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Sounds like yours is heading the same way

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Geshausen
02-06-2004, 06:47 PM
I replugged it in. It worked Thanks alot!!! now, about those japs...

Imperial Studmuffin

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F19_Ob
02-08-2004, 04:53 AM
I know what U go through.........Ihacked and smashed mine to pieces and gave it back to the store......obs this way u cant get any money back, but I felt better, It was hard work to Break it too.


btw Im a pacifist. ( I like the "fist"part most)

Dmitri9mm
02-08-2004, 06:17 AM
I had some trouble unplugging mine once, since the back of my pc is hard to reach. the best way is to delete your joysticks calibration instead of making a new one. Windows will then generate a calibration that isn't screwed up.

tsisqua
02-08-2004, 07:35 AM
Control Panel/Game Controllers, then double left click on your controller, or highlight it and select properties. Then settings and calibrate. Follow on-screen instructions. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Inadaze
02-08-2004, 08:07 AM
Ms precision2 sticks seem rife with this kind of trouble. I've got one and it gets exactly the same behavior. It decalibrates seemingly at random and sometimes disapears from the game controlers configs.

It's due to static building up in the stick. I've had days where my stick wouldn't be detected by windows and then it would suddenly work again. I'd have thought it was a dud stick if I didn't know 3 other people with the same sticks and the same occasional troubles themselves.

A way to fix it if the stick is refusing to be detected is to unplug it and earth the usb plug on the end of the sticks cable. Give the plug a good tap or whatever against something that has a ground. A friend of mine uses his mantle piece which is made of metal. He's even had static sparks jump from the usb plug to the hearth when he's done it.

Mine decalibrated and then went dead this week too. After some earthing it was back to normal. Sometimes simply leaving the stick unplugged for a while will sort it. But try earthing it it if you can't be bothered to wait.

When they work they're not bad sticks, but all the little niggles are starting to get to me so I think I'll be upgrading to an X45 combo in the future.

Salute All and Hello http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif ~Inadaze

[This message was edited by Inadaze on Sun February 08 2004 at 07:17 AM.]

tsisqua
02-08-2004, 08:15 AM
My Saitek Cyborg Force is self calibrating. Also, XP only detects the stick if the power supply is plugged in. To disable the stick, I just unplug the power. When I plug up the power, it autodetects. To calibrate it before turning on a game I just move the controller around a few times, and it centers everything without having to open any calibration windows. The only time that I mess with it at all is if I want to crank up the forces, and then it really rocks! The best part is that you can get this stick for half the price of the M$ FFB, about 50 bucks.

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