Saitek X52 Problem

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11 years 3 months

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Hi,

Just got my new X52 but the joystick doesn't work. The power light comes on but the blue LED's don't. I have installed the drivers and connected it in the correct way but nothing :mad: Can anybody help?

Cheers, Chris

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10 years 2 months

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Don't know much about it but could it be that the X52 is not compatible with your PC/laptop operating system?

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13 years 1 month

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Check the cable that links the stick to the throttle. Does it work when you test it on the control panel/game controllers?

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My guess would be the cable too, try the cable both ways around and check for bent pins. A replacement should be easy enough to try, I think it's a standard PS2 lead.

Good luck,

Bruce

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13 years 1 month

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Just noticed that mine looks the same until the drivers load :)

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It is my belief that the X52 is quite a power hog with regard to the dc supply from the USB socket. On my system, if I plug it into the wrong socket the panel on the throttle and some of the LEDs refuse to come on. A swap to the other socket and away we go. I don't have any problems at all with either socket with other stuff so it's possible that one of them is just a bit marginal for power. One of these days I will try a powered USB hub to see if that makes any difference. On the other hand I am saving up for the yoke to go with the pedals so I may not bother.

Bottom line, if leads check out OK try your joystick on another USB port, possibly on another computer.

HTH

Rod

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11 years 3 months

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Turned out to be a faulty unit. PC World replaced it with a new unit, working fine now :) Thanks for your suggestions. Chris.

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I picked up a "catalogue" return for (read it and weep) £34 (X52 Pro) RRP is about £115. The supplied PS2 cable seems to be a weak link, as others have mentioned it.

When my stick isn't working, there's a single green led glowing, but only the throttle works. If you have an old KVM switch lying around, you might have a spare PS2 cable - try that, but pushing the supplied cable in is usually enough for me.