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Hello all,

 

I have done some research but no real answer as yet so here I am.

 

I have recently purchased some Saitek gear.

 

Yoke

Pedals

Switch Panel

Radio Panel &

Multi Panel

 

All is good except for the Multi Panel which I can not get to work.

 

Most of the time, windows says it does not recognise the USB device. I can use the test program and it seems to work but in game, sometimes the pitch wheel and flaps will work only and other times not.

 

Randomly when I replug it in it seems to be all ok but that does not last long.

 

Any thoughts appreciated.

 

Paul...

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Are you using SPAD?

 

I never had any problems with my panels, but I never used the Saitek drivers. Saitek drivers for the panels can give a lot of problems.

For basic aircraft I'm using SPAD and for more complex aircraft, I use LINDA.

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Try plugging it in directly to the computer. For some reason it doesn't work that well through a USB hub.

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Hi

Allways use a powered hub for your saitek gear. ALso forget the saitek drivers and has been suggested use SPAD. I also use Linda for the saitek controls "www.fs-linda.com".

 

Ken

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I will try a powered hub and see...I installed SPAD but it did not recognise the Multi Panel so I think that it might be faulty.

 

I did notice when I opened the box that it was already assembled so maybe it was the shop display or demo. If no joy I will do as return.

 

Also 3 of the led segments in my radio panel are also dim. They are the same 3 in each number...

 

*sigh*

 

Cheers...

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OK, with the powered hub, either using default or SOAD checking program, when I push/move a button on the multi panel I see it move on screen .

 

However I see nothing on the panel led display that I see in the software display...

 

I think I still have some troubles as when in the FS, I still get no display. When I hit the AP button I do get the warning tone tho...

 

I might start a product return today and get a new one,

 

Appreciate your help guys.

 

Cheers...

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Sounds like you need to make sure you have no usb power saving settings on in windows

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Well, it seems that when I arc up FSX the unplug and plug in the multi panel, it decides to work. This is in a computer USB and not the USB hub that I have plugged in.

 

So it seems a power issue but no idea how to check any USB power settings,,,ideas?

 

Thanks heaps.

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That's the fault, do the registry fix I described to cure the problem.

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Is SPAD.next released???

 

I'm on the mailing list for test versions and to be kept up to date with development and I had just one email with a first draft and after that I heard nothing. I've been waiting for a proper test version for months...

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Not being a guru at this..

I think I have found up to:

 

Where it says :Finally set "EnhancedPowerManagementEnabled" to 0

 

I have no idea where that is :(

 

Would getting another powered USB Hub help?

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I've got 8 controllers divided over 2 powered hubs and I dont have any problems whatsoever.

Just some simple hubs from like 15 euros a piece, works fine for me.

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The only problem i had was with the trim that diden't recognize in fsx only upon moving before boot fsx.

 

I'm having the same problem with P3D2. Did you find a solution for this problem?

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It is very frustrating to say the least...

 

I know I will work it out at some stage :(

 

Trying the full SPAD but not having much luck either...


I will see if another USB Hub helps but yes, might be worth logging a ticket....

 

Cheers...

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I'm having the same problem with P3D2. Did you find a solution for this problem?

the only way I found

When I initially start FSX-P3D, I too have to spin the trim wheel until it "registers" as a controller.

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the only way I found

When I initially start FSX-P3D, I too have to spin the trim wheel until it "registers" as a controller.

 

That's what I do, indeed. With start-up Windows doesnt 'see' the trim wheel, for some reason, and spinning the wheel/sending a signal gives Windows the wake-up call to find and connect the trim wheel. Thing is that, no matter how often I walked into that trap, I keep forgetting to do this and once P3D is running, it doesnt work anymore. I have to shut down P3D, spin the trim wheel and start P3D again. I seem to be just as bullheaded as Windows is, when it comes to dealing with this problem. :P

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Cheers for the link.

 

I did that but alas it is still not playing properly.

 

A newly purchased USB hub had no effect. It does not even light up the light of the port I plug it into.

 

Last night I had it semi working where all the functions were working and I could see the led display in SPAD but today even SPAD in not recognising the panel.

 

I am going to ask for a replacement from PC Case Gear unless there is an Aussie who lives in Canberra who has the time and good will to come and fault find for me for a beer :)

 

I am appreciative of all the replies and help tho.

 

Cheers...

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Cheers for the link.

 

I did that but alas it is still not playing properly.

 

Sorry to hear but I think you may have a faulty panel as it should be working fine after all of these suggestions - good luck

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After the registry fix (setting those "EnhancedPowerManagementEnabled" to 0) Be sure to actually power off the lot before booting up again. If the red segment display showed some numbers at some point in the proceedings, then it probably is working ok, and a replacement won't help.

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