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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....


Steve Giblin

 

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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.


Steve Giblin

 

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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?


Joel Murray @ CYVR (actually, somewhere between CYNJ and CZBB, but quite close to CSK8) 

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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!!


Steve Giblin

 

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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.


Frank Patton
MSI Z490 WiFi MOB;  i7 10700k Comet Lake 3.8 Ghz CPU; Ripjaws 32 gb DDR4 3600; ASUS GTX 1070 TI Turbo 8GB; MasterCase H500M; Corsair H100i Pro cooler; Corsair RMX850X PSU; ASUS VG289 4K 27"; Honeycomb Alpha Yoke A+.  Former USAF meteorologist & ground weather school instructor; AOPA Member #07379126 
                        There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit! - Benjamin Jowett

 

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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 ... :-)


Joel Murray @ CYVR (actually, somewhere between CYNJ and CZBB, but quite close to CSK8) 

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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!


Joel Murray @ CYVR (actually, somewhere between CYNJ and CZBB, but quite close to CSK8) 

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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...


Steve Giblin

 

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Will do. Hope I get it by Friday. ✈


Joel Murray @ CYVR (actually, somewhere between CYNJ and CZBB, but quite close to CSK8) 

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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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