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Hi everyone,

Installed the Logitech drivers for the yoke. During flight, at various times, the yoke freezes and won’t respond. I did recently install a new 1080ti. I am wondering if this is creating a power issue. I have a 750w power source. I have the yoke plugged directly into the pc. Maybe i need to try a powered usb hub. However, I’ve never had any problems before. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Have you addressed Windows Advanced Power Management?  Its a known issue with Saitek products. https://community.logitech.com/s/question/0D55A000073Xou5SAC/saitek-pro-flight-yoke-disconnection-windows-10-64bit  Do a search for "Saitek" and "Windows Advanced Power Management".  Or for "SaitekUSBFix" You should find a small .exe program that will change the Windows Registry settings to disable the feature for Saitek products. 

Also, in Device Manager, under Human Interface Devices, locate the yoke among the devices by disconnecting and then reconnecting it. Then check that device's Properties/Power Management.  If selected then unselect.  May need to reboot afterwards. 

Really hope that is your issue and that this will solve it.  That from personal experience.

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So, I tried with a powered usb hub and disabled power management as suggest. Still have the issue. It's strange because the sound briefly cuts out and comes back and then the yoke has no control and the time freezes. Even updated Realtek sound drivers. Didn't help. The only thing that's different was the installation of a new video card. Drivers updated.

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Did you find and run the "SaitekUSBFix.exe" fix?  The power draw from USB is a fraction of the power supply output of 750W.

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Good luck. My issues with my Saitek products was more with their Multipanel. But the issue clearly turned out to be the Windows APM.  The Multipanel was most often USB connected to the ports on the back of the yoke. My yoke stayed live for flights, but the multipanel would die. Turned after some frustration that the panel functions did not die, but just the display.  I added the Saitek brand power supply to the yoke, and unbelievably the multipanel display actually started out very dim before going dark.  Without the power supply the panel display was bright before eventually going dark.  It seemed to make no sense.  That was under Windows 7.

I upgraded to Windows 10 and had multiple issues I do not have time to detail here. The yoke/multipanel issue and the accessory power supply issues continued.  I was able at times to power the multipanel from a separate powered hub, but still experienced occasional blackouts.  The continued issues led to the discovery of the advanced power management problem.  In my new system, when I applied the .exe fix and made the selections in Device Manager, the issues vanished.  Not only vanished, but I then found I could connect my multipanel to the yoke's USB hub, with NO power supply, and it became and continues as perfect.  No need for the accessory power supply.  What a difference!

I sincerely hope you find a solution.  I know the frustration.

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