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G25 Wheel No Longer Responsive

OK. I've had the G25 for about 4 months, use it frequently and I'm as gentle as possible with it. It has never seen any abuse or drops. Just today, I noticed that for the first time ever, the whell doesn't calibrate itself when I turn on my computer. So, I go through all the settings, etc. check all of the cables and wires, etc., etc. ALL of the buttons and pedals are fully responsive; the wheel still has no functionality. I can turn it the full 900 degrees, but it turns freely, i.e. it does not center or provide input in my games or in the control panel. Now, I removed the wheel from the desk to check connections, etc. and I noticed that the power wire does have a severe crimp in it; apparently I didn't have the wire fully out of the way when clamping it down. However, it has been secured to my desk for some time. Why all of a sudden does the wheel not work? Like I said, all of the buttons, etc. are fully functional. It's only the wheel that doesn't do anything. Please help! I'm a racing sim junkie and need my driving fix!

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    mine stopped working and i have a crimp in the cord too

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I have this problem and i emailed logitech, they told me to send the wheel back to the dealer for a replacement :(

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

  • simrob72 Feb 22, 2011

    You have probably answered your own question, it's likely the cable has been damaged. It could have been partially cut when it first got clamped and left very little wire to carry the power. It may have burnt out over time if it was transmitting all the power over just a few strands of wire. Try to borrow a power supply and see if that fixes your problem. It really does sound like your wheel is not getting any mains power. The electronics are powered via the usb connection but the motors are powered directly from the mains via the adapter.

    If it is the power cable you can get a new power supply or fix the original cable. Just cut out the crimped section and strip back the wires and rejoin them.

    While other logitech wheels have a similar power pack, the G25 has dual motors and uses a higher capacity power supply than all the other force feedback devices. It would be ok to use something from another model just for testing but don't continuously use it with anything other than another G25 power pack or something that has similar performance specifications.

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