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  1. I don't get why you are insulting me. I said before, your problem is not the same as mine, so this solution will most likely not work for you. Your problem has a different source, therefore make another topic. And after running a 10 hour test, I think it's safe to say that the solution Richard proposed works, which is buying a powered USB hub, and a saitek power adapter.
  2. The problem you described isn't the same as mine, and if you already have a powered USB hub, you know that this isn't a solution. You should make another topic for your problem, don't hijack this topic. Now now, let's not get our hopes up
  3. This was already posted, please read other replies before posting. Also, previously said that this wasn't a solution. An update for you guys: Well I bought the powered USB hub and the saitek pro flight power adapter. I connected them to the yoke, and there hasn't been a disconnect since. I'm not going to get my hopes up, since I only tested 3 long hauls, and tested FurMark + CPU Stress test for about 3 hours. No premature celebration yet. Powered USB hub I bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DQFGH80?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 (Comes with an external 5V 2.5A power adapter. Saitek Power Adapter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050BK1RQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 Power output on the adapter says 5V at 2 amps I will do another 5-8 long hauls and a 24 hour test of FurMark and CPU Stress Test to see if this is a solution that works. Cheers
  4. UPDATE: So I was running FurMark and a CPU stress test, basically maxing out the GPU and utilizing the CPU not 100% but slightly lower than that, and the yoke disconnected. Furmark froze, and everything else froze but I was still able to move the mouse very laggily. Under normal operation, like web browsing, the yoke does disconnect with the *ba-dum* sound that windows makes when hardware disconnects, and a second later, the yoke comes back alive. So my theory is that when the computer isn't under load, there is still ample power for the yoke to recover when it gets disconnected, but when the computer is under load, and the yoke disconnects, there is no power available for the yoke to reconnect. That is my theory. Note: Running FurMark and CPU stress test is the equivalent of running P3D, I took note of CPU usage and GPU usage, and they are about the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qakO2m6CF3c&
  5. Unfortunately the yoke disconnected, same problem as before, but this time it was when holding short of a runway. Sadly, this did not fix the problem. I will wait and hopefully the powered hub and adapter will fix the problem.
  6. As I said before, my configuration when this started happening was the saitek yoke connected to a USB port, and my rudder connected to another USB port on my computer. Nothing connected to the yoke's USB hub. I don't have CH throttles, I use the original saitek throttle quadrant, with the PS/2 connection to the saitek yoke. Nothing connected to the hub. However, when I did connect the CH rudder pedals to the saitek USB hub, the yoke would turn on for a few seconds, but once booted into windows, it would stay on for a few more seconds then disconnect. So I am thinking that my original configuration, the saitek yoke isn't receiving the power it needs at certain times, which causes the yoke to disconnect. I don't know how that's related to the PFD and EICAS of the PMDG aircraft freezing up, but at this point, I will try anything. Also may be useful to note, FSUIPC stops autosaving after the yoke disconnects. I have autosave to save every 25 seconds, keeping 30 of the files, but once the yoke disconnects, even if the plane is still in the air, FSUIPC stops autosaving. I had Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power checked, so I un-checked that. I will do a few flights to verify if this works.
  7. Well, I am afraid to say that it has happened again. Doing my 5th test long haul from NFFN to SCIP in the 777, and it happened again. I was going through some turbulence, so when it disconnected, the PFD and EICAS remained frozen, as if everything was normal, frozen at 35000 ft, artificial horizon frozen, engine display frozen. I checked the actual altitude using Shift + Z, and actual altitude was 26000 ft and descending. Well, I'm gonna buy a powered USB hub and a power adapter and see if that helps. Will report if problem is solved.
  8. Well, finished an 11 hour flight from Zurich and Hong Kong, and no hiccups/problems. I will do another 5 or so long hauls before I start celebrating, but this may (hopefully) be a solution.
  9. Thank you for both your replies. I downloaded the software, and followed the instructions. It did say that enhanced power management was already disabled, but did it anyways. I will see if this works by trying a long haul flight, and will report my findings. And as for the power adapter, it says it supplies power for the USB ports, but does it also supply extra power to the yoke as well? I have downloaded the drivers and installed them, but I've tried to plug in the CH rudder pedals into the saitek USB ports, but the yoke just doesn't work. Once windows boots up, no green display, nothing. I think that the CH pedals draws too much power for the yoke to work, as it is all connected to one USB port on my computer. I'm thinking that lack of power from the USB ports is the culprit, so I think I may have to buy a powered USB hub, if the long haul flight ends up in the yoke disconnecting.
  10. Hey, this problem has been going on for a while, and after searching the internet far and wide, I have no solution. Problem: My Saitek Yoke keeps disconnecting mid flight, doesn't happen all the time, about 40% of the time I'm able to do 1-4 hour flights on either the PMDG 777/737 without the yoke disconnecting. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNzQOhDE9Xg The yoke disconnects, the plane's PFD and EICAS freeze, it just freezes at the position they were at the moment the yoke disconnects. If the plane was in a turn during the disconnect, it will keep turning, A/P doesn't work. Mouse is not usable at ALL. Clicks won't register anywhere, and everytime the mouse moves, it lags very heavily, as well as making a beeping noise. Clicking left/right button and scroling will also result in a beep noise. Only way to fix it is to do a system reboot, and reload the flight. I've tried moving to 5 different USB ports, reinstalling USB drivers, and did a few Windows re-installs. (Lost count after 3) Strangely, it happens more often right after a clean windows reinstall, but after I install all drivers, including the new USB driver, it happens less frequently, but happens at the same frequency of that when I first had the problem. I know the yoke disconnects, because the green display turns black. Unplugging and re-plugging doesn't help. Also happens in FSX and in P3D. (I reinstalled windows, installed FSX, and the yoke disconnects, reinstalled, and installed P3D, also the problem persists. Problem happens in all aircraft, as far as I can tell. I flew the default King Air for a few hours on each sim, problem happened. Same for PMDG. Only PMDG aircraft + default were installed, no other addons.) My OC is stable, I tried running it at 4.2GHz, problem still persisted. I would appreciate any help, thanks. Specs: i7 4790k OC 4.9GHz GTX 980 4GB Asus Z97-A ATX 16GB DDR3 RAM Windows 7 Home Premium Saitek Pro Flight Yoke CH Rudder Pedals Saitek Throttle Quadrant
  11. Thank you, I did have to re-install Windows, but I didn't install Migration Tool, and ever since then, everything worked like a charm. I did use Process Explorer and Process Monitor to see my VAS usage, and the VAS doesn't hit 4GB, not even 2GB when P3D loads.
  12. I use the Flight Sim Estonia Migration Tool to install addons that are meant for FSX, into P3D. I've used it to install multiple scenery, many aircraft, and other addons that are meant for FSX. It saves a lot of time, saves the trouble of mucking around in the registry files. Best of all, any addons you have for FSX, you can install into P3D without buying a separate installer, that is dedicated for P3D, saving you some money.
  13. Addons Installed: FTX Global FTX Vector FlyTampa Dubai FlyTampa Copenhagen FlyTampa Sydney Wing Creation Narita PMDG 777 PMDG 737 NGX Active Sky Next IVAP + IVAO MTL FlightSim Estonia Migration Tool GSX Rex Soft Clouds I'm pretty much at a loss now. I tried everything, but to no avail. (This happened with P3D V3.0) It started when I was doing a flight from Narita to Copenhagen, in IVAO. After 10 hours, I contacted Sweden control, but P3D froze, and turned transparent white (like what happens when it doesn't respond) I then closed P3D, and reopened it to load the flight back up (had FSUIPC autosave enabled) I did this before with the PMDG 777 and the NGX, it worked fine, never had this happen before. Once loaded, I waited until the panel/systems loaded (waiting 23 seconds for it all to load) but soon after I switched to the frequency of Sweden control, P3D crashed to desktop. No error messages, just quit. I looked in event viewer, but there was no event. I looked in appcrashview, but no crash log there either. I restarted my computer, and when I tried to open P3D, it would show the box where it says "Prepar3D Academic" but a few seconds later, it quits. It doesn't even get to the scenario setup. At this point, I was a little ######, because P3D crashed after a 10 hour flight online, and would not start back up. I uninstalled all my addons and then I uninstalled P3D, deleted all folders related to it, in ProgramData, My Documents, and deleted any left over contents. I then ran CCcleaner for a registry clean, and reinstalled P3D, and after installing P3D, (no addons, just P3D itself) the same thing happened. But this time, it would generate a new scenery file, it generates new scenery indexes, and after that is all done, it quits, like before. No error messages in event viewer. What else can I do, apart from a full Windows Reinstall? (Last resort) Any help would be appreciated.
  14. I had the same problem, fuel decreasing over a short period of time. I tried what bryancheung said, let FSUIPC autosave and restart P3D, and try it again. After reloading the sim, I updated my winds aloft in the FMC, and after 2 hours of flying from VYYY - VIDP, the fuel at VIDP is remaining the same for the 2 hours. I can confirm this works. Thanks Bryan.
  15. I would greatly appreciate one black knob for the throttle. Will use paypal for payment/shipping.
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