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Vista cant find my Joystick

I have a mIcrosoft Sidewinder 3D Pro 2.0 Joystcik. i used it for a log time. now i have vista and that darn thing wont even detect. the farthest it gets is when it detects that there is a USB device that is flagged as unknown. No one has vista drivers for it and Microsoft says theyre no longer supporting it. Which is assinine since they have no new joystic of flight stick to take its place. So can you please help me to find a way to make it work?

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  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    I GUESS THEY WANT US TO REPLACE IT!! O.K. I WILL BUT NOT WITH A MICROSOFT PRODUCT....YOU CAN BET ON THAT!!!!!!!!!! B.B.

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Its a problem with the unit's charging pins..you will have to get it replaced it shouldn't cost you more than 10$..

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