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03-14-2003 01:17 AM  14 years agoPost 1
corey11

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For some reason, my controler stoped working......yes its connected. i went to the gaming options to be sure it was working, it said it wasnt connected, so i removed it, and then added it again. then it said "ok" . so i went to play g2, and the heli just sat on the ground, about quarter throttle, some rudder, and some elavater. i wasnt doing that cause i was looking at the sticks to be sure. i moved them and i didnt get any control. tried to colaberate it, still nothing. then i went back to gaming options, and it says its not connected. so i removed, then added it. I also took the plug out of the comp, blowed in it, then put it back in. everytime i go on g2, the same thing happens. it seems g2 some how every time disconnects my radio for g2. The radio is the one that came with g2. i have no idea why this started. i didnt mess with anything....please help me

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03-14-2003 01:57 AM  14 years agoPost 2
HelicopterJohn

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Broken Wire

I believe I read on this site that someone had an issue with broken wires inside the G2 controller that caused the transmitter to stop working. Look at where the wire enters the top of the transmitter (mine fits loose-G2/USB Version) and it is allowed to move in and out, which can ultimately break the wire(s).

Disconnect the G2 transmitter USB plug from the computer and remove the back from the G2 transmitter and check to see if any of the wires that connect to the circuit board inside the "G2 transmitter" are broken due to the wire being allowed to move freely instead of being held steady.

I was thinking about putting a dab of silicone on the wire where it passes through the transmitter case to help hold it steady and provide necessary strain relief for the wiring.

Just something you "MAY" want to look at. Let us know what you find if you decide to take a look.

OC Bob's Gathering #2 was a Premiere Event. Pictures in my Gallery

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03-14-2003 02:26 AM  14 years agoPost 3
corey11

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Thats sounds like it would be it, but. its not. when i calaberate the controller in the gaming options, it moves the little cross and everything. so it has to ge some thing with g2 itself

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03-14-2003 02:35 AM  14 years agoPost 4
corey11

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QUOTE]Also, in the calibration menu of G2, make sure it is selected to the software controller also.[/QUOTE]

witch one is that?

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03-14-2003 03:53 AM  14 years agoPost 5
rickc

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Creve Coeur IL. (Peoria Area)

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I had one die on me when the InterLink upgrade first came out. Static electricity was the cause, I was flying and a friend walked up and grabbed the InterLink from me and we heard a snap! The controller was dead; it was only a couple days old. I was able to return it via the LHS. I have not had any problems with the new one that replaced it.

Rick

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03-14-2003 06:02 AM  14 years agoPost 6
corey11

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anyone else??

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03-14-2003 08:44 AM  14 years agoPost 7
Jim C

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take a small zip tie and secrue it to the little handle thing so that you cannot tug on the wire and it will take the stress off of the wire where it goes into the controler works great


jim

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03-14-2003 11:34 AM  14 years agoPost 8
nheather

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Hang on guys,

corey11 states quite clearly that when he uses the calibration option, the on screen channels move in accorandance with stick movements.

So,

* the electrical connection is fine

* the interface is talking to G2 okay

Therefore, the problem must lie with some configuration which is telling G2 not to use the interface when controlling the helis. Have a look more closely at the configuration settings (not hardware setup - from what your saying that is fine).

I'm at work at the moment but I'll have a look tonight to see if I can spot anything.

Cheers,

Nigel

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03-14-2003 11:36 AM  14 years agoPost 9
HelicopterJohn

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Stress Relief

budc

Thanks for the tip on stress relief utilizing a tie-tie to secure the USB cord to the transmitter handle. I like your suggestion. I am headed for the toolbox right now.

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03-14-2003 05:14 PM  14 years agoPost 10
nheather

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corey11

I've had a play with my G2 and must admit I can't spot any config that would make G2 aircraft not respond to your interface.

To recap

* you have the interface unit
* when you select calibration the on-screen channel move with
your stick movements
* you have interface controller selected (LPT1 say)
* when you select an aircraft the controller has no effect

I would say that:

i) electronically, your interface is working
ii) G2 can see it's working (calibration screen)
iii) there doesn't seem to be anyway to connect an aircraft with a controller other than the one selected in the config screen

One last question - do you have the joystick driver installed. If so there is a faint possibility you have this selected on the config but I doubt it.

My best bet is that the G2 software is 'throwing its toys out of the pram'. I know its a cliche but its worthing uninstalling and reinstalling G2 - given what you have said, I'd put money on it not being an interface problem.

Cheers,

Nigel

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03-14-2003 05:39 PM  14 years agoPost 11
gwallace1

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Susanville, CA

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I had the exact problem with my USB controller. Unfortunately I had to completely uninstall my entire program and then reinstall it along with updating the Control Panel on the GP website. Ensuring that all of the program components were removed was the biggest pain in the butt part, but once reinstalled I have had no other problems. Have you gone this route yet? If you want to try this route pm me & I'll give you detailed instructions on the complete uninstall that I went through. Other than that I cannot think of anything else that caused your problem, much less mine, but it's working now.

Greg

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