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  • XL319
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2008
    • 105

    Saitek X52 Problem

    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 Can anybody help?

    Cheers, Chris
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  • Sky High
    Always Hopeful
    • Oct 2009
    • 5003

    #2
    Don't know much about it but could it be that the X52 is not compatible with your PC/laptop operating system?
    What really matters is what you do with what you have.

    SKY HIGH

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    • notamuppet
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Oct 2006
      • 24

      #3
      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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      • 'lectra
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Feb 2005
        • 232

        #4
        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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        • notamuppet
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Oct 2006
          • 24

          #5
          Just noticed that mine looks the same until the drivers load
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          • Whiskey Magna
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2010
            • 88

            #6
            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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            • XL319
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2008
              • 105

              #7
              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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              • RobAnt
                Intruder
                • Jul 2003
                • 2059

                #8
                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.
                RobAnt
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