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win7 fails to recognize Saitek pro yoke

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First time ever that I don't understand what has gone wrong with the pc and Win 7.  Everything was working fine until I disconnected the various devices to move the pc to another location.

After connecting all the devices again, only the joysticks are no longer recognized. Normally, in the device panel a new device shows up when it's hooked into a USB port. Now nothing happens.

It happens with only the joysticks.  If I connect a usb flash drive, or a camera, Windows recognizes it, so I know that the ports work.

I am totally puzzled.

I've googled for possible solutions and so far I found none.

Hope to hear some good ideas.

tony

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See if there's anything under "hidden devices"or "system devices" 

To view "hidden devices, open device manager -> "View" -> "Show hidden devices". 

Does the Saitek panel light up to show the clock time? 

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the light on the saitek stopped working a long time ago, so this is not a good indicator.  However, I have 3 joysticks, and none appear in it.  The hidden devices don't show anything.

What ever makes Windows scan for (some) new devices appears to be broken.  Windows solutions shows nothing. It's a real mystery.

tony

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Do you have another PC/Laptop to test the hardware on? 
More than likely if they work on another PC/friends Pc that a reinstall of Windows is in order. 

 

Jude 

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costly mistake.  I had inadvertently hooked up a 12v power supply to my usb hub port, which destroyed all devices plugged in. Oh, well...

tony

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Hello Tony,

 

I recognize the problem and solved it by follow up the instructions in this case by Saitek Admin.

 

First of all : make a backup of your Registry !

 

Unplug the yoke.

 

Go to Start/Run and type regedit.

 

The registry editor will have a list of folders on the left hand side. Go down into the following folders in order.

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

System

CurrentControlSet

Control

Media Properties

Private Properties

Direct Input

 

Inside the Direct Input folder, Delete any folder that begins with VID_06A3.

 

Once done, close the editor. Plug the yoke back in and move alle the axis (including throttle) through their full range of movement 4 times.

 

Now go to control panel/game controllers/properties to see if everything is ok on the test screen.

 

Çheers,

 

Ben

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