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Saitek Pro Flight yoke and quadrant stop working

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.

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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

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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

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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:

  • Click Start , type device manager in the Start Search box, and then click Device Manager in the Programs list.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
  • In the Device Manager dialog box, expand Universal Serial Bus controllers, right-click USB Root Hub, and then click Properties.
  • In the USB Root Hub Properties dialog box, click the Power Management tab. The Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box is displayed.
After this you should no longer see the Yoke powering down after 10 minutes. If there are still problems then contact tech support. Note: Windows 7 by default will then reverse this setting when a device is unplugged from that USB port or the PC is restarted, you will need to follow these instructions to allow Windows 7 to remember the power management setting:
To work around this problem, enable the USB selective suspend option. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Click Start , type power options in the Start Search box, and then click Power Options in the Programs list.
  • If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
  • Click Change advanced power settings
  • In the Power Options dialog box, expand USB settings, and then expand USB selective suspend setting.
  • If you want to enable Windows Vista to turn off the USB root hub when the computer is running on battery power, click Enabled in the On battery list.
  • If you want to enable Windows Vista to turn off the USB root hub when the computer is plugged in to a power outlet, click Enabled in the Plugged in list, and then click OK.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930312 is the Microsoft Support page that relates to this:

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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

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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

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SOURCE: I had the Pro Flight

It's because your laptop USB port cannot supply sufficient power for both. Try buying a powered USB hub. it should do the trick. cheers.

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SOURCE: Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System stops working within

my problem is the same. yoke is canceled after 10 minutes. If you solve the problem , you tell us about?

Posted on Mar 06, 2011

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