I have a Saitek / Logitech Pro flight Yoke. It comes with a throttle quadrant that plugs directly into the yoke. I also have another Saitek throttle quadrant and the Saitek rudder pedals.
Very often, my yoke (and the throttle quadrant which is connected to it) cease to work in the sim and become totally unresponsive. The only solution ? To unplug the yoke, and plug it again. But it never works for long…
When I have this issue I can still see the Yoke as being detected by Windows (it doesn’t totally disappear from the computer), however it is unresponsive if I try to test it in the Windows calibration tool.
This issue only affects the yoke and the throttle quadrant directly plugged into it. I don’t have any issue with the rudder pedals or the second throttle quadrant (USB), they keep working when the issue arises.
I tried to plug the yoke into a powered USB hub, no effect.
I tried to plug the yoke directly into a USB 2.0 port on my computer, no effect.
I tried to disable the Windows Power Saving options for all my Saitek (now Logitech) USB controllers (even the ones not showing any issue), no effect.
I tried to disable the XHCI handoff into my BIOS, no effect.
Note that I only have one throttle quadrant plugged into my “faulty” yoke (the one which came with the Yoke), I am not using the yoke integrated USB hub to connect the rudder pedals or the second throttle quadrant.
I doubt it is an issue with the yoke itself, it used to work just fine with FSX on my previous computer.
I think it has something to do with my new hardware (it is a new PC), or the latest versions of Windows 10. I also noticed that the Yoke no longer displays system time, a feature that I had on my previous computer (which was also running Windows 10 but an earlier version).
*It seems that there are no Logitech drivers for my current OS, or I couldn't find them, which is annoying as I suspect it may solve my issues.*
I am on Windows 10 Professional 20H2.
My motherboard is a Gigabyte B460M.
I have an Intel Core i5.
Can you guys think of anything ?
Thank you very much, any help or feedback is much appreciated.
*Edit: I have found some drivers on the Logitech website, the issue was that it tried to install 32bit drivers on a 64 bit system but you can bypass the automatic OS detection and select other driver versions -- I will need to test if it changes anything, standby for an update :) *
*Edit 2 : Even after the 64 bit driver installation the Yoke bug is still present. However the time is now shown on the Yoke (but it resets to 00:00:00 with no reason, then works again, then resets, then works... Which is probably related to the issue I am experiencing in the sim)... So problem not solved despite fresh drivers installation. Any idea ? *