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SideWinder Force Feedback 2 loss of stick forces and electrical power

Complete loss of stick forces and joystick does not centre itself like it use to when switched on (everything else on it works including joystick other than it is "floppy" without any resistance from the normal forces that used to be generated by the device). Have reloaded software etc. and tried to run Forces test. Message says "No power" and the red light just in front of stick under M of Microsoft label blinks all the time. Have changed mains plug fuse and also lead but no difference. Think somehting inside the device has failed. Any idea where I can get it fixed?

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    Same here dude!



    Hope someone knows......


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There are two x sensor holes in the grip , one top one bottom, they control the force feed back gimbals in the base you need from time to time make sure they are clear just spray them with some alcohol base solution and give them i light probe with a tooth pick to make sure there is no gunk blocking up the holes .

Good luck.

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Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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After reinstalling XP sidewinder came back working as it suppouse to

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How cam install my SiderWinder Force Feedback inVista

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SOURCE: drivers for windows vista 64 bit

I am sorry, but I have to tell you that the Sidewinder II is not Vista 64 bit compatible.

Here Microsoft page for Vista compatibility, when they say unknown it means it does not work on Vista 64.

I hope this can save you some time.

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You should be able to download them from the Microsoft web site.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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