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12-12-2004 07:55 PM  13 years agoPost 1
sakisk

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Hi everyone.
The xtr sim is not working in my laptop
when the battery charger is pluged in.
I have two laptops and this problem is in
both of them.
Any help????

I know one that I know nothing

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12-12-2004 08:50 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Dsquared

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Hi,

I run Reflex XTR on my Acer laptop - it's a Centrino machine so I make sure it's running on mains when I'm using the sim to ensure the processor and graphics card are working at full speed.


What problems are you having?


David

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12-12-2004 09:15 PM  13 years agoPost 3
UKPete

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Wiered!
Are the laptops both the same make and model?
I would get the latest graphics card driver and install it.
Pete.


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12-12-2004 09:25 PM  13 years agoPost 4
sakisk

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Hi David

My two machines are Acers ,the first is centrino 1.3
and the other P4 3.2 In both of them when I use them
with the battery charger connected the sim is not
working at all .I even had problems centering the sticks
of my JR .In the begining i thougt i had problem with the sim
but from luck the other laptop was next to the other room
with its baterry fully charge so the install of the sim was
perfect and I begun to play. After some time when the battery
was off I connect the charger to continue playing
and suddenly the stiks of my JR gone crazy.
In beetwen the other laptop was fully charged
and when i connected my JR everything was perfect.
I did the test again . When the charger is pluged in
the lap the sim is not working.

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12-12-2004 09:33 PM  13 years agoPost 5
rotor- shark

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i'm going to take a guess here and suggest that maybe the chargers are not supplying enough current to the laptop,my laptop runs xtr fine on battery or charger.it's the strangest problem i've heard

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12-12-2004 09:44 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Dsquared

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Sounds really odd.

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

What are the power settings set to on your laptop? Make sure that they are set to provide full spec to the processor and graphics card when on main power.


The only problem I get (ocassionally) is that the Smart Card sercurity systems seems to conflict with the Reflex software and activates the security screen saver - I then have to take out the smart card and then put it back in to get back to the sim.

David

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12-12-2004 09:45 PM  13 years agoPost 7
UKPete

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Hmm when you installed XTR on both Laptops, were they running on the battery only?.
Might be a hardware profile issue.
Try this.
Uninstall XTR and re-install when the power supply is on.
Have you tried updating the Graphics card drivers yet?.
http://global.acer.com/support/index.htm.

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12-12-2004 09:50 PM  13 years agoPost 8
sakisk

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Hi rotor shark
I dont think that is from power suply
It is very difficult to admitt that both machines have
the same problem .In fact I think that its a kind of
glitch, I have a total loss of control of the heli
when the charger is pluged in.
I am going crazy with this problem.

I know one that I know nothing

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12-12-2004 09:56 PM  13 years agoPost 9
sakisk

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Hi UK Pete
I allready tried this and nothing changed.

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12-14-2004 10:19 PM  13 years agoPost 10
UKPete

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Any Joy Sakist?.

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12-15-2004 10:11 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Charlie

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I would get the latest graphics card driver and install it.
I had a problem running XTR on my new Dell laptop, come to find out it was the video driver (it was to new). I put an old driver in it and it worked great.
I just put a GeForce FX 5600 video card in my desktop and the same thing happened. I went in an got the latest driver and I couldn't get the sim to work, so I put an old driver in and it works great.
I have no idea what's up with that (strange but true).

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12-15-2004 10:43 AM  13 years agoPost 12
CrashExpert

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The 1st thing I would check is if the laptop has a battery saving mode setup, this is an option on some Dell laptops that run the processor at a much lower speeds to save batterys, if the processor is steped down enough it might just be enough to stop the sim running or make it run like a bag of spanners. Check the Bios and your user manual



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12-15-2004 11:08 AM  13 years agoPost 13
DenisS

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I would suggest it is an earthing issue, with the A.C. lead plugged in there is probably some kind of feedback from the transformer. How you solve it I don't know. I know on the earlier Reflex I had to take my shoe off and earth myself to the PC chassis with my foot otherwise all hell broke loose with the controls. You may find it difficult to get you foot on the laptop but try touching the casing with your hand while holding the transmitter. Don't laugh, this really is how I used to fly the old Reflex. XTR is fine., although my laptop isn't good enough for Reflex so I use CSM on that.
Good luck
Denis

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12-15-2004 05:50 PM  13 years agoPost 14
w.pasman

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On my laptop it crashes if I DO NOT connect the power supply.
It's a dell I think it has a very low level screen saver. During flying it notices that I'm not touching the keyboard and then decides to turn off the hardware accelerator crashing the sim of course .... That only happens if on battery mode. Never found where the apparent 5-minute limit can be changed (probably it can't dell has very simplistic bios )
Could it be something similar on your machine?

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12-15-2004 09:55 PM  13 years agoPost 15
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crashexpert
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