20 Most Recent Saitek X52 Flight Control System Questions & Answers

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Whay is my Saitek X 52 flashing

Most likely a wire going thru the stick to the hat switches trigger button etc have been rubbing on the tube that makes up the base of the stick. I removed the four screws on the bottom and found the solid blue wire had completely broken. I ended up soldering back together and used some liquid insulation let it dry and put it back together and worked fine. I to just had flashing lights on the flight stick. And this is what I found
9/27/2014 5:55:10 AM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Sep 27, 2014
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My saitek x52 joystick wont

My X52 began doing this after hundreds of hours of use. Joystick lights flashing twice per second. Throttle operative but joystick (and buttons) not.The problem was 2 wires inside the joystick base that had eventually been sawed in half by the sharp edge of the metal tube that carries the wires up into the stick. I have no doubt that this same issue could cause intermittent operation if just the insulation is worn off of more than one wire.The fix: Remove the 4 screws from the base and lift the joystick assy out of the base. Inspect the wires where they emerge from the metal tube. You will find wires broken, or, insulation rubbed off. If you have broken wires, strip the ends and solder them together...you should have about 1/4 inch of "slop" up in the top end so you can pull the top wires down enough to strip and solder. If you re-insulate the solder splices with heat shrink or spaghetti tubing I would keep the amount used minimal...these wires need to remain somewhat flexible when the stick is being used.Finally, I fixed the engineering defect that caused this in the first place by immobilizing the wire bundle with hot glue at the tube opening to prevent future contact with the sharp tube end. If your only problem was skinned insulation, this hot glue application may be all you need to do to keep the exposed conductors from contacting each other or the tube.Speaking of "slop", you will also be contending with a bunch of silicone grease that lubricates the wire and mechanism.
3/20/2013 1:05:39 AM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Mar 20, 2013
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I have a X52 pro. Throttle

if your X52 is less than 2 years old and you have the receipt, it's under warranty. Call Saitek and they will take it back and fix it (no charge). Mine is more than 2 years old so I am out of luck.
9/19/2012 9:57:33 PM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Sep 19, 2012
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The joystick is not lighting up

Mine returned to life after I unplugged the T switches
8/9/2012 2:59:23 AM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Aug 09, 2012
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My joystick will not respond.

you have to plug the round tipped courd into the slot in both controllers, connecting both. you only plug one thing into your computer and that is the usb cord built into the throttle control.
8/2/2012 1:46:35 PM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Aug 02, 2012
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Hi. Just upgraded my computer and

I have provided a link for you below. It is a link to the drivers on the Saitek website.http://www.saitek.com/uk/down/drivers.php
6/3/2011 1:29:56 PM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Jun 03, 2011
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I need the cable from the stick to the throttle on

Yes the cable is a PS/2 cable at both ends.
It's a standard one you can get it anywhere, any electronic store, ebay...

Hope it helps...
4/29/2011 2:12:20 PM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Apr 29, 2011
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The official Saitek website only has the drivers

Saitek has drivers for the X52 on their website.

Here are some direct links.

XP 32bit: ftp://ftp.saitek.com/pub/software/full/Saitek_X52_Flight_Controller_SD6_32.exe
XP 64bit: ftp://ftp.saitek.com/pub/software/full/Saitek_X52_Flight_Controller_SD6_64.exe

If you need further help please let me know.

Hope it helps...
4/29/2011 2:08:31 PM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Apr 29, 2011
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I've downloaded the sst software

According to the manual you can choose your profile by using the clutch function. Are the profiles that you downloaded of the same file type as the one you have been able to make from scratch?
3/19/2011 11:09:06 PM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Mar 19, 2011
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I bought a new X52

Hello

Go to control panel.devices and printers.Find your joystick.right click on the icon then select game controller settings.then properties then settings then calibrate.

Once at calibrate follow the instructions on how to calibrate.

Also you may want to try shutting down your pc.Unplug your joystick.Restart the pc,once started plug your joystick back in, and let windows reinstall it.

Hope this helps

Thanks for using Fix ya
2/7/2011 12:07:38 AM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Feb 07, 2011
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I cant open the profiler-it says I need full

Hi: Try this try right clicking the program and click on properties, then click on security under permissions make sure all the allow options are checked, especially the User name of the computer, and system and Administrator....click ok when all is check for all premissions. If this does;nt work for you the right click on the program file and click on properties and run as administrator.
8/24/2010 4:09:40 AM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Aug 24, 2010
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Saitek X52 Flight Control Problem

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your operating system and graphics card, including direct X. Good luck
7/18/2010 7:43:58 AM • Saitek X52... • Answered on Jul 18, 2010
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