Question about Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System Flight Simulator
Hi, I have just bought the Pro flight yoke, throttle quadrant and rudder pedals to use with Flight Simulator X on Windows 7 professional 64-bit. the problem is that the yoke and throttle stop working within a few minutes. the clock panel resets and even though windows can still see them none of the inputs work and on the calibration screen there is no response. If I unplug the yoke and re-plug into a different USB port it will work for a few minutes again before failing. The rudder pedals keep working though even when the yoke and throttles don't. I have all the latest drivers. i would be grateful for any help you can give.
I had a similar problem with Vista Home 32. Finally tried an old external USB 1.1 hub that I had laying around and now everything works all the time in FSX and X-Plane. It is rock solid. Can't make it fail even when I try. I also tried a USB 2.0 hub but had the same problem with that. I can't say for sure it will fix your problem but it is worth a try.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
Seems to me va power problem if you have a lot of other usb components running then you will need auxillary power, you have two choices really, the aformentioned USB card and fit to your MB
Or purchase teh Saitek power supply, and power the yoke direct.
I had the same problem and solved it by removing one of the usb devices form the yoke and putting it a usb slot on the rear of the computer. Mind you I have all the saitek panels as well.
hope this helps
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
Q: Pro Flight Yoke and Windows 7 - 10 minute sleep issue
Windows 7 has similar settings as XP in the USB root HUB power management. If you notice that your Pro Flight Yoke becomes un-responsive after 10 minutes (usually to the second) then it is most likely to do with power the management settings in device manager.
Follow all the steps below to fix this issue
Firstly you will need to change the option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power for the Yoke:
To view the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box, follow these steps:
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
To work around this problem, enable the USB selective suspend option. To do this, follow these steps:
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
There is a problem with your USB ports, it can no longer provide enough power for your device being used for the Flight Simulator and probably it is malfunctioning. Buy an expansion USB card for your motherboard and then plug the usb devices there.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
Try updated drives. dont use the ones that came on a disk with the stick. go to saiteks website and search for updated drivers and make sure you get the 64bit windows drivers . if that does not help up date your USB drivers for your computer
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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