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Saitek Panels freeze during flight

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How can i stop my panels from freezing during flight? Ive read some forums before about power management but cant seem to solve my problem? can anyone help me?

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One question - are they plugged into USB ports on your computer, or a powered hub.  If they're using ports on the computer, pick up a good powered hub (generally available relatively cheaply) and plug into that.

 

Saitek's panels appear to draw a lot of current.  One of the 1st symptoms of a shortage of power is that they'll periodically lock up. 

 

Scott

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This has been happening to me too, out of the blue! Usually it occurs at the same time as my full screen dropping suddenely to windowed mode. I dont know which causes which. I have tried SPAD, no effect, and also reinstalling the drivers that cane with the panels. Didnt check that, though, I realised I could download the latest drivers from the Saitek website,

 

I havent had the freeze up problem since, and, I have a new feature ... When I turn my avionics off on the multipanel, my radios and autopilot switches off too...very neat :)

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One question - are they plugged into USB ports on your computer, or a powered hub.  If they're using ports on the computer, pick up a good powered hub (generally available relatively cheaply) and plug into that.

 

Saitek's panels appear to draw a lot of current.  One of the 1st symptoms of a shortage of power is that they'll periodically lock up. 

 

Scott

 Ill give it a try thanks :)

This has been happening to me too, out of the blue! Usually it occurs at the same time as my full screen dropping suddenely to windowed mode. I dont know which causes which. I have tried SPAD, no effect, and also reinstalling the drivers that cane with the panels. Didnt check that, though, I realised I could download the latest drivers from the Saitek website,

 

I havent had the freeze up problem since, and, I have a new feature ... When I turn my avionics off on the multipanel, my radios and autopilot switches off too...very neat :)

Ill try this too thanks alot :)

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All my panels, autopilot, radios and switch panel are plugged into the yoke, btw.

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