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Finally decided to upgrade to Windows 10 yesterday from Windows 7.  Right after the system booted into Windows 10 the USB disconnect tone kept repeating every few seconds.  After some detective work, I discovered that it was my PFC yoke that was repeatedly disconnecting.  Throttle quadrant and pedals seem fine.  Very aggravating.  Any suggestions would be appreciated but If I can't resolve this issue in the next day or two I will be reverting back to my Windows 7 image....

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Have rolled back to Windows 7 and the problem has gone away.  Spoke to the folks at Precision Flight Controls and they feel that there is still a USB issue with Windows 10.

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Hm. I'm thinking about buying a PFC yoke, but I've been running Windows 10--quite successfully, actually.

 

Anyone else with Windows 10 and a PFC yoke having similar issues?

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I did speak to the tech support folks at PFC.  I was told a board is available for $90 that would more than likely solve my problem.  I would assume that the newer PFC products already have the board in question.  As I have gone back to Windows 7 I'll wait to make the purchase until I don't have the choice in the matter.

 

As for buying a PFC yoke go for it!  It will totally change your flight simming experience.  They are awesome!!

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You likely just need to turn off Power Management for the device. At least worth a try. Go Device Manager, Human Interface Devices, identify the yoke in the list. It may not be clearly identified so you may have to unplug/plug/unplug to identify it. Right click on it and look at the Properties. If Power Management is checked then uncheck it.

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I also found That using the usb 3.0 port on my motherboard was giving me disconnect / reconnecting beeps win 10. in my motherboard manual it showed that say 3 out of the say 6 or 8 usb ports (not  sure now) still support usb 2.0 so i pluged my PFC yoke into the usb 2.0 port & no more disconnects.

Hope this helps you maybe.

   Cheers

      Riche

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I also found That using the usb 3.0 port on my motherboard was giving me disconnect / reconnecting beeps win 10. in my motherboard manual it showed that say 3 out of the say 6 or 8 usb ports (not  sure now) still support usb 2.0 so i pluged my PFC yoke into the usb 2.0 port & no more disconnects.

Hope this helps you maybe.

   Cheers

      Riche

 

Riche,

I had the USB 3.0 issue with my Saitek controls with my previous Windows 7 system. Switching to USB 2.0 also cured that issue. Now that I have a Windows 10 system, and had and fixed the Power Management issues, my Saitek devices work fine with USB 3.0 ports.  I now have no way to check my previous system as I cannibalized it to sell parts. However now I wonder if my Windows 7/USB 3.0 issue with that system was also a Windows Power Management issue related to USB 3.0 ports, and if power management related Regedits might have cured it.

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Thanks, everyone. Now I've just got to convince my money manager (my wife) that I need some new hardware. Well, Christmas and my birthday (Dec. 29) are coming up, so ... :-)

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... so I got the go-ahead!

 

Just ordered the PFC Cirrus Saab yoke! With some luck, it will arrive before Christmas!

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... so I got the go-ahead!

 

Just ordered the PFC Cirrus Saab yoke! With some luck, it will arrive before Christmas!

Let me know what you think.  They are soooo nice...

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Same here, my PFC Cirrus Saab Yoke from 2014 keeps disconnecting on Win10 (just updated the PC today). Tried Power management settings, USB 2.0/3.0 port, hub/no hub - it does not matter, device is unusable with Win10.

 

Will roll back to Win 7.

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Has anyone solved this problem for Windows 10 and the PFC Yoke?  I'm having constant connects and disconnects which makes it obviously impossible to use.  Rolling back to Windows 7 is possible but not at all practical for a multitude of reasons.

 

-stefan

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Stefan

Thanks for the link

This fix worked perfectly for me

Now I can use my PFC yoke, throttle in Win 10 without any issues

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Yeah, it seems to be working pretty well for me too at first blush.  I'd like to try to isolate the yoke and only disable it for that, because I've had some mouse weirdness since then, so disabling it may confuse other devices.

 

Incidentally I got a reply from PFC and they say that it's a Windows 10 issue that affects all joysticks and no joystick makers are treating it as warranty coverage.  They want to sell me a new PCB.  

 

Just say you want $100 to fix it because you mostly sell to corporations that can afford it or don't know better, PFC, and don't try to pretend that nobody makes new drivers or firmware updates for updated operating systems ever.  Plenty of joysticks even have windows 10 drivers. I just downloaded some for my trim wheel.

 

-stefan

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I got my PFC Cirrus Saab yoke last week, and it's ... GREAT! Really made a big difference in the control of my aircraft. A big difference.

 

By the way, I don't know whether it's because my yoke is new or whether it's because I set power options long ago under Windows 7 and they carried through during my upgrade to Windows 10, but I haven't had any issues.

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I have PFC rudder and Column Yoke, this was happening to me. After some hair-pulling, I bought a powered USB hub and all problems went away. Using Windows 10.

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For what it's worth, I too had a powered USB hub.  No joy on that.  Nor on USB 3.0 ports.  Nor on the other USB 2.0 ports from the different chipset.  Nor any combination thereof.  I had set power options too, outside of the registry settings long ago.  At least in my specific case, the registry setting (not editable outside registry via normal means) was the only fix.  And I'm glad it was, too.  Wasn't looking forward to giving $90 to PFC for what really should be a driver or firmware upgrade.

 

-stefan

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this worked really well and is still relevant in 2018 for Windows 10. 

 

PFC Saab yoke!

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