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Q: Flight Sim Joystick

Can anybody recommend a good joystick for Flight Sim X - an all in one?

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A: Flight Sim Joystick

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I have a microsoft precision 2 joystick and combat flight sim. The combat flight sim works, but sometimes when I hook up joystick, it says to close something went wrong. The joystick shows up in controllers and I can calibrate it, but it does not work on flight sim. Any solutions?

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Hi. I have Windows 7 with Flight Simulator. I've just bought Speedlink's Joy-stick but even though it's installed it just keeps shutting down my simulator programme!
Any ideas why please?

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I changed over to Windows 10 and now I have lost the plane picture I have chosen when setting up the create a flight section . I was working fine after the initial switch over but now a few weeks after this has happened. Anyone have any ideas why?

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Hi guysI have been trying to install microsoft flight simulator x since yesterday and I was having errors all the time. (It was giving an error about Simconnect) and after doing some research, I resolved it by installing SDK and Simconnect manually, but now I have another problem...Whenever I click fsx.exe it says "This version of the file is not compatible with the version of windows you are running. Check your system information to determine if you need 32 bit or 64 bit version of the file and contact the publisher of the software"Also, I cannot install Acceleration expansion pack. As I click "setup" it says "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration requires english version of Flight Simulator X" and it quits installation. By the way I already have the english version of the game.I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (x64). I have Nvidia Geforce GTX 260, Intel Core i5 750, 4GB of DDR3 1333 RAMI also use Norton Internet Security 2010I wish I can find a solution here.

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Hi, I have a problem with my T430s, the flight mode button on the side is broken and flight mode is turned on.What to do? I can't turn flight mode off in settings (as it is "greyed out") and the slider button is completely broken.(I have fixed this button before)I want to avoid fixing the button, is it possible to just disable the flight mode in registry or something like that? 


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A:T430s flight mode button broke - Stuck in flight mode

Welcome to the forum!
There's no trick known to me bypass the wifi switch. I think you will need to remove the keyboard and palmrest and manually move the motherboard switch to the "on" position, (the button on the palmrest actually moves this switch)
I just hope the motherboard switch is not broken ...
Check the steps to remove the palmrest in the hardware maintenance manual from Lenovo: click here! Chapter 9 - 1100
Good luck!
Edit: I just opened one of my T430s yesterday and I saw/remembered the switch is not on the motherboard itself but to a small board which is connected to the motherboard via a ZIF cable... I hope you could fix the issue... ;-)

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hey, i have windows me...last year or so, i used my joystick to play xwing and tie fighter...worked fine...now i wanna reinstall them, but when i installed the disk, and plugged in my joystick, it did not work...windows said my magnum 6buttom was not connected...tho it was, drivers installed, and plug in, with the screws on hte sides fit inside...

in hte joysticks readme, it says:
5.2 If the error message " NO JOYSTICK " appears on your monitor,
ensure that your game port is enabled. You may need to enable it;
call the manufacturer of your game card or PC for assistance.

how do i enable my game port?


Does anybody know if there is anyway to convert a 15 pin Joystick conector to a USB?


A:Old Joystick ?

Yes there iz. I have it. It is called Eliminator Precision Pro, by Gravis(i think gravis is now kensigton for some reason). This is a really g00d stick. Best 1 i eva head.

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For some reason my computer no longer recognises my joystick. K6-2-500/voodoo 3 3000/ creative pci64 soundcard.
Windows ME. Ive tried to reinstall the stick but compy doesnt recognise it informing me that the joystick isnt connected,(Microsoft Sidewinder Pro). I have sidewinder software installed, connection is good but no joy..help please.

A:No Joystick !!!!!!!!

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My husband plays Kuma's Dogfight from the History Channel. He got a joystick for Christmas for the game. I'm having trouble setting it up.

It is a Logitech Attack 3. I need to know what parameters go where on the joy stick. I got the throttle, primary attack & secondary attack set up. I can't seem to set the rudders for L & R.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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i have a playstation joystick n the usb adapter, i use it to play
san andreas, need for speed,tonyhawk , n some other games, but i got
medal of honor airborne n call of duty 4 n there's no option to
use the control, n play with the keyboard is not fun for me
specially cuz i dnt have a mouse only the touchpad,
could some one plse tell me how can i make my playstation
joystick work in this kind of games, i really would appreciate it

A:how can i use a joystick?

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Here goes, I finally found Chuck Yeager Air Combat. Used to play it all the time about 8 years ago on an old 386.
Now with my puter, I have Wn 98, I can get the game to run in msdos, but the joystick can't be selected.
It's a Thrustmaster Top Gun Fox 2 Pro connected via gameport on a Creative 32 AWE.
Any ideas?

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Hi everyone, not sure if this topic is in the right subforum

Anyway, Im looking to get a joystick for flight sims and games that have aircraft in them, like DCS Blackshark, arma 2, etc..
Ive narrowed it down to 2 joysticks, but cant decide so I wanted to hear your opinion.
They are about the same price, though, one does come with a game.
Which one do you think I should get?
The main problem for me to decide is, Ive heard great stuff about Thrustmasters, but I have many great reliable logitech products, and more people reviewed the logitech one, as opposed to the thrustmasters 10.
Which one is easier to set up?
What is panoramic view?
Which one has a better set up in terms of functionality.
And what the heck is a hat switch?



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friend has a new USB 4- button joystick connected to a Sony p200mhz laptop. It recoginizes the joystick, but says it's "not connected". The stick does not have an 'on-off' switch. Many tries for tech help have not fixed it. It works fine on another PC (desktop). Any suggestions? Could situation bew caused by an open 'line/connection' in the laptop's USB port? Any idea would be helpful.


Does your frineds laptop have Win95 on it. Win95's USB support is shaky at best.

Just remember, i could be wrong.

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Hello Guys,

i have a special needs child who has a special joystick (that costs €450.00, talk about milking it,it looks like an old atari tv games joystick with 4 colored buttons) anyway the ps2 connector pins got crunched.

and i cut the wire and tried to join it directly to the wires on the ps2/usb wishbone. but the colors dont match on the joystick and the ps2/usb wishbone.

can i make this device USB...just join it to an old mouse usb connector.

there are 7 wires.

a plain stripped wire (silver)



the jerk at the special needs web site wants to repair it for €150.00 or sell me a new one for €...yes €500.00
this is actually quite sick...

please help me make a child smile again!!!

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oh by the way, im talking purely from a "wire joining" point of view...not using converters etc...as the wire for the joystick has been cut...

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when i connect my joystick and go to configure it it keeps on saying its not connected. why? please help.
i own a compaq and the port for the joystick was built in.


What type of joystick is it? Did you install the joystick software?

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microsoft sidewinder joystick will not work with vista fedup downloading drivers and calibrating

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Hey all, simple, does the PlayStation III joysticks work on vista pc ?

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Or Xbox 360. If both works what one do you suggest ?

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I have a xcm adapter attached to my playstation(,for my x box controller).,and i would like to know if it would work, also with my Avatar joystick ,which works with pc /x box.if I plug this in would it recognise it !

A:joystick for psn 3

Depends on the adapter model you are using I guess. The specs/description/reviews state it works for both: http://www.amazon.com/Cross-Battle-adapter-RUMBLE-Xbox-360/dp/B001O89YTU

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Hi all;
I am not sure if its the right place to post,but I hope so.

I have a Logitech Wingman Extreme 3D with profiler and all drivers.The joystick installs well and it works perfectly from the windows calibration.All keys works from min to max and also the centre is right.I played NFS carbon and it works well with this joystick.But when configuring the Joystick in BF2, it doesnt work.I mean for the front and back movement its detects Joy Axis 2,but also shows the same for right to left and hence shows an error.Any one has any idea why it happens?I also have a logitech Wireless key board and mouse.Could there be interference?Or is it a limitation with BF2?

Plz help and thanks.

A:Help with Joystick in BF2

Hi, I use the same Joystick in BF2 not a problem for me, Why not try resettings the settings in BF2 and trying again, if you have already done so i would say there is a prob with the joystick or BF2, to get around the problem try using the joystick on another pc with BF2 installed (if you can)

My stick works fine when putting in on to work with the chopper mode, be sure to keep every thing else still and move it slow.

Any more probs post back!


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Last night I was showing a young child my FSX, and all the things that you could do with it. Somehow he started playing with the keyboard and the next time I opened up FSX the joystick movements were not responding in the aircraft. I checked it out by using FS 2004, and no problem, it worked fine, so the connection wasn't the problem. I think it must have been due to the kid playing on the keyboard which made the jostick unresponsive when using FSX. Can you help please.


A:FSX - non responsive joystick

this happens to me alot using my flight stick and xbox360 controller. when you start up fsx keep your flight stick unplug till you get passed the loading screen. pause your fsx plug in the flight stick and wait for a minute for the computer to load it in now go to your controller and see if it is active you might have to select it rather then the mouse for controlles. also add if you have fsuipc. cause it could be the problem as well always good idea to add it when asking for assistance. because it has speacail key and joystick assignments as well

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I am reimaging a lab of computers, Windows 95, each computer has a SoundBlaster card (some ISA and some PCI) Some of the machines had no problem recognizing and installing the drivers for the souund card. Others (no pattern I can detect) show only "gamepost joystick" under the sound, video and game controllers in device manager. If I remove the joystick and reboot, only the joystick is redetected. Some of these worked before I formated and reimaged them, but I have had this problem other places too. I have tried installing the audio directly from the CD and everything looks OK but the devices/drivers never show up in device manager. I'm fairly certain a new sound card would solve it but since these worked just a couple of days ago, was wondering if anyone had a remedy for me.
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Thanks for any helpful ideas!

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Hi again!!! Will a microphone work when u recieve it with a computer on bf2 or bf2142? Also I want to know where i can get a good joystick and headset cheap for BF2 and BF2142 thx again!!!!! Post links if you have any of pictues of the joystick and headset and price and name of joystick and headset

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Hey everyone,
I have a SAITEK AV8R-02 joystick. I am trying to use it on FSX, but the controls are all screwed up. It worked just fine on FS2002, but on FSX, the controls are off-center and the throttle control does not even work. I tried going on the SAITEK website and they suggested a reconfig of the controller. I tried it, but it did not work. Any suggestions?


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A:FSX joystick issue

Before starting FSX, go into the properties of the flight stick in Windows (Control Panel). Make sure you move the throttle up and down completely and move the joystick, and the 4-way around completely. Everything should return to the center when you release the controls. Then start FSX. FSX will use the settings in Windows for the controls in the game. You should then be good.

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AMD 1.2 gig
512 meg ram
win 98 se
creative soundblaster
Every time I try to use my LOGITECH WINGMAN EXTREME joystick my comp freezes have to hard shut down ... havetryreloading logitech freezes device manager says i have NO problems humm
can any one get me pointed in the right direction

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I use a wingman joystick. When I am running different games, such as UT2K3, and I am moving in a direction (forward, left, right, backwards) my buttons dont work. Anyone know of a setting or a fix that I can do to get this to work? I am using Windows XP. If I go into control panel and to proeties of the stick, I can see that the lights light up when I have the stick forward and hit a button. So I am thinking it must be int he game itself.


A:Joystick & UT2K3

Hi Jammer,
Welcome to TSG!

First of all I'd say go HERE and update the driver/software for your stick.

Do you have the Wingman Profiler software?

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I am running Windows 7 64-bit. I have 2 game controllers connected via USB oports. these are seen in Devices and Printers and also inDevice Manager. However, when I try to run games that use these joysticks, the game will not see them
I have the latest drivers and the joysticks can be calibrated in Devices & Printers
There seems to be a glitch between the PC and the game - in the registry? I have cleaned that. What c an I try now?

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My Speedlink "Black Widow" game controller/joystick works perfectly on my laptop with Vista Home Premium but will not work fully on my Dell Dimension Desk top also running Vista Home Premium (SP1). That is everything works except the "vibration" effect. Laptop - yes, desktop - no!
Any suggestions gratefully received.

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I am having problems with games using a joystick or wheel.
Windows reports the joystick and I have calibrated it and it all tests are working fine, but when I try to play a game, the joystick goes wild, and when I go back to calibrate I can see that it is not working correctly, as if a button is stuck down.
I have tried several joysticks and a steering wheel but still have the same problem.
Hope I have made myself clear
Any ideas anybody?


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I have a saitek 290 that, when plugged into tower is not recognized. I've been to device manager to try to solve problem to no avail. Also been to saitek website with same results.
Any help would be greatly appreciated....

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Hi. I have a couple old joysticks. I'd like to use one for flight simulators (FSX, and Sturmovik and stuff.)

I've tried the one I got at a thrift store and it seems to be going up. It's hard to explain. Like, to keep my plane level I have to be pulling it down somewhat or else it'll dive. I'm having a hard time choosing what to say... when I say it goes "up", I mean it does what physically pushing UP would do. It pushes the plane DOWN. So it's tiring to be constantly pulling the stick down just to keep level.

Can this happen to old joysticks? Does it mean it's worn out? It's an oldie, I think... It has a hat, twist, up down (whatever that is), speed throttle thing, a trigger, two buttons on the base, and four buttons on the head. (I'm really not a joystick expert.)
It's called "Wingman Extreme". I'm not sure but it might be Logitech. Maybe.

Would I be better trying to fix this or to use another, but seemingly worse one I got at a garage sale that seems to work alright?
It's a smaller, orange one that's very light and doesn't have the "twist" function. It's the "Saitek ST 90". It seems very much like a budget Joystick but some reviews I read said it might be fine for a beginner and is surprisingly decent. I'm DEFINITELY a beginner. I'll probably go on an "easy" level on FSX if there is one.

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A:Joystick goes up unless I pull down

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I am trying to get a Logitech Freedom 2.4 joystick (I know, old joystick) to work with Novalogic's F22 Raptor (I know, old game)
The fire button works but the basic joystick does not control the flight path (pitch and roll). There was a post and answer to this question but the post had expired. Window xp system. Any help appreciated.


A:Logitech joystick


Make sure you have the proper drivers installed.

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Everyones been very helpfull today. I havr one last hardware question. I'm getting ready to hook up my joystick and a question arised. The Wingman Extreme has a 15 pin connector and also comes with a adaptor to convert to USB. My computer is a Dell and it doesn't have a 15 pin game port by it does have two USB ports. I went out and bought a game card ( five bucks ) and then I noticed the adaptor. The question is should I use the USB port or install the game card. I've never had a PC with a USB. For that matter I've never had a PC without a Game controller port either.
Thanks in advance for any help I can get.

A:Joystick in USB port ??

I would just use the usb connection, should work great and save you some work...Rhett

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My computer doesn't recognize my joystick is plugged in when I reconnect it after using my wheel for some games. It recognizes my wheel whenever I plug it in. How do I get the joystick to work again? It always worked fine before I got the wheel.

A:joystick won't work

start, settings, control panel,Gaming options,controller ID's, select the controller you want to use...Rhett.. P.S. post back if you have more problems

[This message has been edited by rhettman5 (edited 01-28-2001).]

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I was wondering how you change the name of attached devices in windows 7. I need to change the name of one of them for a game.

A:how to change name of a joystick

Why would you need to change the name of a hardware device, which I know of no way to do regardless.

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I have a mirosoft sidewinder 3d pro and a sound blaster sound card running on win 98.
My rudder just started to go in circles. I recalibrated several times and it won't calibrate the rudders. I have tryed the wingmen joystick it loads up fine,but when try and calibrate it I get the massage no joystick found. I have reinstalled all the the software all it didn't fix the problem, next is to reformat. any Ideas would be well come.


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Here's the kicker! I am getting this after I formated my harddrive and re-installed all my hardware and software. So how can any controllers be installed?

A:Can't install joystick

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I have been playing Aces High II, a WWII flight simulator online game for 3 years with my current PC. I originally played it with XP Home with no problems. This last year I upgraded to XP Pro. Currently have 1GB ram. I had my joystick setup a-ok until a few days ago. Mine is a Saitek AV8R-01, USB Plug and Play. I realized I never had loaded up the drivers off the CD, so I did. (If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Been kicking myself ever since.)

I cannot get the TEST phase of joy.cpl in Control Panel to calibrate it in Windows XP. The joystick is necessary to be calibrated 1st in Windows, then in Aces High II within the game program. I have a dead stick in AHII, some planes' cockpits the stick doesn't even appear.

Since, I uninstalled the Saitek program in Add/Remove Programs and also searched and removed all Saitek items I could find in SEARCH. When I go to "joy.cpl" in RUN, it takes me to Game Controllers in Control Panel and displays Saitek Aviator Stick Properties Test tab and there is no way to calibrate it there. I removed everything Saitek I could find and yet the Saitek Aviator Stick Properties is still there.

How do I get the Windows XP calibration utility to reappear, short of reinstalling Windows (ugh!) ?

I have spent several days in Google and other sources trying to find solution. I found guys with the similar problem, but nobody answered them with a solution.

Came across TechGuy.org through Google, searching out a differen... Read more

A:Cannot Calibrate Joystick

Found a solution to get my XP Restore to go back a week. In my Norton 360, under the SETTINGS dropdown is an item to uncheck in the right side column, bottom of list, titled: Tamper Protection. Uncheck that item for 15 minutes being off, allows Restore to function properly.

So, I get my joy.cpl back and the calibration wizard functions properly on the Windows side.

I still cannot get AHII http://www.hitechcreations.com/
to recognize my joystick.

Still working on the problem...

PCs are so much fun when they are working properly. Even more fun trying to get them to work properly in the 1st place! LOL


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I'm using a cut-down version of Windows XP Pro (up to date w/ all hotfixes service packs etc.) and I'm trying to install an old Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick

installing a sidewinder joystick is tricky as windows wants to auto-detect sidewinders, and doesn't recognize it when it is first plugged in.

I have the original CD which includes drivers and other utilities for the joystick, but i can't install those drivers as windows does not recognize the joystick is plugged in, 'add hardware' and 'add game controller' are no help at all.

add game controller' doesn't auto-detect, and there are no game devices at all in the add new hardware list.


I have the drivers i just need windows to notice there is a new joystick connected so i can install them.

A:Installing a Joystick

Look in device manager to see if its reading the joystick as an unknown device. If it is then you can go from there. If its not, and you have a USB gamepad, make sure that USB port is working. If you have a gameport interface gamepad make sure that your gameport is enabled in BIOS.

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I recently installed W2K Pro on my old PII 450 only to discover that Bill Gates decided not to support the Microsoft Force Feedback Sidewidner Pro joystick. I have able to make W2K recognize the stick but cannot install the software to set up profiles for games. Does anyone know if there is a utility out there somewhere that will allow me to work around this problem?

A:W2K vs Microsoft FF Pro joystick

have you tried the Sidewinder home page?


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My son just installed grand thieft auto on his pc and cannot get the joystick to work properly. When he tries to configure the joystick it won't move to the right of the box, just up, down and left. So we tried a second joystick and that does the same. Both joysticks are working fine when I look in control panel-gaming options. The cross moves around the box fine and all the buttons light up. Joystick also works on other games.

He's running windows me

A:GTA Joystick Problem

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What is a good joystick to get for under $30? I would be using it for Flight Simulator 2000.

A:Recommendation for Joystick

check out the SAITEK range

I have this version http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/cyborg_gold.htm and use it on flight sims

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I just recently purchased a Saitek Cyborg Rumble Joystick and it was working fine for the first week, now when I play Flight Simulator 2000 the plane turns to the left when on the ground, it doesn't do it in the air, but you can tell the wheels are turned to the left and I have calibrated the joystick many times, I uninstalled and re-installed the drivers and the game and that worked once. Then shortly thereafter it started doing the same thing again. Please help!

A:Joystick Problems

Can someone please help!

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I have a broken joystick. in the Gaming Options window it says Not Connected...
This joystick stopped functioning when a bunch of my young cousins were playing MSFS2002... first it wouldn't turn to the left, so we tried recalibration, which didn't work... when we restarted the game, the stick wouldn't work at all, and surprise surprise, it was Not Connected... but I'm sure this time it wasn't the main cord being ripped apart (that's how my previous joystick broke, after a dozen of times falling from the table, the cord catching it in mid-air...) This stick has never fallen and has a long enough cord to be child-safe... The stick does receive power, cause a led lights up when I turn on the turbo switch (turbo makes it click a button at a fast rate when holding it down)
However, if I turn the joystick down (as in takeoff), the led goes off... when I push it forward (crashlanding), the led stays on... so I presume it's a contact problem, and maybe fixable...
I've tried opening the joystick, but there's one more screw left that simply won't come off... I've been trying to get it off so hard that the screwdriver has almost completely worn out the hole in the screw (that's an example of my english vocabulary...) Now i've managed to get it moving a bit, but when I turn it, at one point it just says click and falls back in... I guess I might have to open it by force, unless you have any tips... the difficulty is the sc... Read more

A:fixing my joystick...

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Xp Home edition installed -joystick is installed and appears in game controller and works fine,
i have installed Flight Simulator 2004 and it will not pick up joystick. The joystick is USB and all USB controller are working and enabled.


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Be warned: I am an amateur working with the hardware component of computers so if I sound ignorant, I am! Anyway, we put all my sons games on a different computer and we just got a new sound card/port installed so my son could use a joystick on that computer. When I calibrated the joystick, the "X" jumped around in the box. When my son tried to fly (Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004), he cannot get the planes to turn right. The joystick is a couple years old (Wingman Attack) but I know it works because it was just taken off another computer in the home and was heavily used with all previous versions of Flight Simulators, etc. Has anyone else had this problem? I would appreciate any help you could give me!


Terri Siegel

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