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I have recently noticed that pulling the stick to its limit  (7-11 o'clock range) changes the weapon master mode.

By using the Windows property tool, I can clearly see that this kind of movement produces a button signal "5" alongside the axis input.
On the other hand, the master mode button works as expected.

I need some help to debug the problem, as I cannot figure out how this behavior is possible (possible shortcircuit in the base ?).

I must also add that I repaired the stick about 4 months ago  (replaced TMS and cable w/ original ones), but I have never opened the base since I bought the HOTAS set (6 years ago).
 

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If you opened the handle, there's a chance you pinched wires when putting it back together. Your discrepancy sounds exactly the same when I pinched a wire after replacing the stick connector with an offset one. 

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Hi

 

I hope someone can chime in as I need some inputs to rule out problems with my warthog stick that I have just created icon_sad.gif
Windows failed to detect stick after I opened a grip to do tailpiece mod(13-degree angle forward)

I reopened a stick and found a pinched wire at the main cable that connects the ps2 socket to a mainboard.
I fixed this issue but windows still failed to detect the stick.
I tried to connect to the stick base without a stick to verify if the problem stems from a stick but windows cannot detect the stick base either.

My question is,
Can stick base be detected by windows without a grip?
If so, I would assume that the mainboard of the stick base get damaged when I connected a stick base with pinched wire....

As you see from the attachment, wire was not broken and it may not be the culprit of the bricked stick base...

Kind of at a loss where to start...

 

Thanks

 

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Base is picked up by Windows without a grip on my end. That's the same wire I pinched when I swapped tailpiece as well.

 

Do you have another PC that you could test the base on e.g. laptop, neighbors?

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If the base is not detected then one of the wires in the base could have come loose. The wires connected to the base DIN plug are fragile and pulling the stick in and out loosens the DIN connector and it can move. I had this issue, unscrew the DIN gently pull it up and ensure all wires are connected. It is a delicate solder but once connected it worked again. I used some superglue to ensure DIN was held better in place. Worth a look to see if this is the base issue.


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Hi

Tested with two different laptops but no luck.

I will do one last check with DIN connector and then send the PCB to an ebayer who's offering  a repair service or request a new PCB to TM.

New stick base is selling at 150-ish so buying  a new PCB at 80-ish is not making much sense though....

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6 hours ago, Mudspike said:

New stick base is selling at 150-ish so buying a new PCB at 80-ish is not making much sense though....

 

If you're going (or need to go) for a new base, consider a Virpil WarBRD one (you can keep running Target profles with it). It's a bit more then 150 but oh so much better.

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16 hours ago, Lange_666 said:

 

If you're going (or need to go) for a new base, consider a Virpil WarBRD one (you can keep running Target profles with it). It's a bit more then 150 but oh so much better.

First time ever searched that product.

Looks solid... nevertheless I grew up on TM, I would potentially consider it if the repair doesn't go well.

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Even if you grew up on TM (i had a "modded" Cougar for 17 years and now a Warthog with Virpil Base+TM stick), your jaw will drop hard on the floor once you feel the smoothness of a Virpil (or VKB) gimbal. It will be like.... whaaaaat, no waaaaay... when you realize how crappy that TM gimbal really is compared to those. 

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