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Microsoft Force Feedback 2 joystick


How can have my 5+ year old joystick repaired? It seems that MS no longer sells these sticks and makes it very hard to find an authorized repair location.

I have 2 of the older Force Feedback Pro also of the serial port types. Thank You

John Wyatt

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    When plugging-in the AC power cord there is no "power feedback" and there is no indication that the PC recognizes there is a componant plugged in either.

    Checked internally and the Fuse (encapsulated type) is good; the AC is moving from the input to the transformer and there is 24vDC out to the Control board. So, I suspect the control board has failed. Where can I purchase a new control board.

  • Grazz1 Nov 08, 2008

    I have same problem just wondering if you managed to fix yours i'm curretly searching for replacment parts , also you may have after sometime get problems with trigger switches iv'e been doing some reserch and found this > maybe helpfull to you in the future , I'll post back here if i find a source for parts .

    Grazz .

  • Mick Carmichael Nov 28, 2008

    There is no Feedback, when powered, nor any indication, by Windows, that it sees a USB device plugged-in. 1120v AC is applied internally, as well as the 24v is on the Main pcb.

    Is there anyone who knows the availability of the Main pcb as a replacement part?



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I have the same problem - have lost all stick forces (everything else works fine) and the Forces self test that can be run from the original CD software says there is no electrical power. Have changed the fuse etc. but problem remains. I think something inside the device hardware is bust. Like you I cannot find anything on the Internet as to how or where the device can be repaired!

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