Question about Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick
The rudder keeps moving away from centre even after re-calibration, unplugging the joystick, using the clear calibration whatsit. Can anybody help??!!
Meanwhile the solution is EASY.
I had the same problem after a year or so. Trying to steer to the right, no response. Couldn't get worse, so i had to buy a new one, that gave me the possibility to experiment. This is what i did, and it worked. Turn the stick up side down, remove the bottom plate, only that. Put it on your desk and lift the grey plate up. There you see the x and y axis roll-contacts (excuse my tech-english). These are the little black rectangular contacts, you can recognise them by the multicolor wiring atttached. Theres 2 of them, one for pushing forward/back, and one for pushing left/right. Now be carefull, and spray a LITTLE contact spray on the middle of this roll-contact. It will lubricate the contact,which has dried up during use/time. For me it worked like a charm, as NEW! Do NOT unscrew the stick itself, otherwise you have to puzzle a lot to assemble it again (believe me, you don't need it and don't like it). Screw the bottom plate back and enjoy the flight again for months.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
The only solution is to by another jostick, thats what you get for 30 dollers, there are much better logitech products on the website that are qualty and last for a good deal of time. I have a new one i just got in the mail today ^_^. Tested it out, it works fine, but a friend of mine had the same joystick for about 11 mounths and it started to become erratic, after recalibration, reinatalation, everything, he sent it back to logitech and they said that a part had worn out and for some reason they couldnt replace for god knows why, they assemble it, so the warrenty was still good so he go a full refund and used that money towards another better quality joystick from logitech. This joystick i intend to replace eventualy after i get a job. Anyway just to tell you the truth, the only thing to do is to get a refund (if your warenty is still good, it last about a year) or toss it in the trash and buy a new one.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
Don't waste you time on your comp. ....... it's the joystick! i'll tell you why. I too have the Log.extreme 3d pro. and after about 4 years of use, i ended up with the same problem.So one day i got fed up with this and investigated..... easy enough, i used another joystick and pluged it in,in mid flight with msfs 2004.and guess what i found! No problem! So..... i dissassembled the joystick and inspected the components, including doing a Ohm test on all the potentiometers. This found that the component that controls the bank left was shorting out badly, and was well worn as the shaft of the component was wably. Why just the right hand side though are you asking? Probably cause your right handed like me! always a little pressure to the right side component. Anyways, i've sent an email to Logitech about the problem and asked for a quote on a price for 4 new ones (never know when another one goes!) Bout has only been 2 days and still waiting, i'll give them a week. But it might be in there best interest to respond, the internet is a powerfull tool when it comes to bad business.But thats my point of view. So if your up to the task, borrow another joystick from a friend or neibour and give it a try! I think you'll be surprised as i was. I will be in touch here again in a week to let you know my findings from Logitech. Good Luck! JLS
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
The first comment by erik33 is great. I opened the case , I even did not have contact spray. I said what the heck, I have olive oil , and before I throw the Logitech away let me try olive oil. So I saturated a cotton swab with olive oil and rubbed against the central plastic axix and the spring around the plastic axix. and moved the stick several times in different directions, so the oil works its way well with the spring and the middle plastic axix. I can not believe. The problem fixed ,and the Logitech Joy stick now is working like a charm. Do not waste your money by throwing your joy stick away.
Posted on Apr 20, 2013
No solution ! I eventually just gave up and bought a new joystick - problem solved. Expensive, but worthwhile. not a good reflection on logitech,though.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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Posted on Dec 20, 2007
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