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HOTAS Warthog Right Throttle switches dead (Short Circuit???)


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Dear Fellow Simulator Enthusiasts!

 

:helpsmilie:

 

I bought my Hotas Warthog a few days ago and I love(d) every aspect of it, until today when the switches on the right throttle control just died in a weird way.

 

There's a video about what happens.

 

 

I would appreciate any ideas and suggestions about it.

 

Thanks

TrailBlazer

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I would return it, to the place you bought it, for replacement. It may be an easy fix but I would just return it.

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I would return it, to the place you bought it, for replacement. It may be an easy fix but I would just return it.

 

Yeah I guess you're right since it's a recent purchase...I'm just so pissed off about it :(

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Yeah I guess you're right since it's a recent purchase...I'm just so pissed off about it :(

 

I get it, especially since it is so cool ;) but at that price, make it someone else's problem.

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So far, everything has been good. Nearly two years.

 

On a related subject, I did have a defective 'right out of the box' Cougar MFD once. I can't recall why I dealt with Thrustmaster directly but I did, and they took care of it fairly quickly.

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One day my slew nipple stopped working.

 

Tried a restart and was still not working so I started to panic.

 

I unplugged the throttle from its USB port, plugged it back in and it has worked fine ever since.

 

TM Warthog HOTAS is the only stick I would use, it's awesome.

 

As someone who works in the tech field, it has always amazed me how so many strange issues like this are solved by simply unplugging the USB device and plugging it back in.

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While its still under warranty return it for replacement its just to expensive to open up your self and start fiddling around inside.

Must be a bridged contact or bad ground I would think or a wire has just fallen off somewhere.

I feel your pain though my pinkie switch on my left throttle suddenly became all stiff and would not work, and then my wife confesed that she DROPPED it WHAT how well you never told me it was heavy I was just dusting your pit as you call it for you and it picked it up without realising how heavy it was and lost my grip.

Grrrrr I told you to never touch anything around my pit area I will deal with it.

Took it apart and inside the switch there are these ever so tiny pins with a small ball of ceramic on them which sit on top of a metal rocker so the current doesn't travel through the ceramic and up the pin to the surface of the switch, the pin had bent so I straightened it out popped it all back together and its worked ever since.

If it was the right throttle I would've bothered to much going on there with switches and hats to scary for me.

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As someone who works in the tech field, it has always amazed me how so many strange issues like this are solved by simply unplugging the USB device and plugging it back in.

 

That's a true statement, but I tried to unplug-replug, reinstall drivers, firmware update and even the bootloader installation so this could only be a hardware issue, most probably something mentioned in the previous post. I contacted my seller a few minutes ago ans asked for a replacement.

 

Thanks for the feedback however :)

 

Cheers

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send it back IMMEDIATELY!!! I would order a replacement every month with this money

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