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Warthog Problem

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:08 pm

Thought I would post this....Just incase someone wants to see inside the joystick......

My 4 way + Push button has gawn tits up on one axis......I use this button for menu navigation and it was the down axis....

Putupable with in station menus as I can use the mouse......But a complete pain in the arse for ship panels....

This is why I have not been playing....Pisses me off no end.

Anyway I've mailed Thrustmaster about a week ago enquiring about a new switch, but as yet no reply......

Anyway this is the button I'm on about....The grey one.....

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Now to look at how it comes apart.......

This circlip will have to come off as the bar for the pinky switch spans both halves of the stick.....

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And 4 hex bolts on the top......2.5mm by the way......

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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:11 pm

There are also 4 bolts on the side......

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And 2 at the bottom......

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So take the top 4 off first and have a look.....

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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:24 pm

Remove the circlip and take the pinky switch off.....

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4 side bolts and 2 bottom ones out and halves seperated......This is what it look like inside......

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And where is the dodgy switch......Yep right under the bloody pcb....With what looks like hot glue blobs....Probably to stop it rotating....

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Now this is going to be a nightmare as the cable ties will have to be cut and all the connections removed from the PCB just to get at the thing.....Gawd knows how it comes out......

If I cannot get a direct replacement it is going to be an even bigger nightmare trying to jury rig something in there that works.....

I did have a quick glance at joystick navigation switches.....And beleive me it was a very quick glance.....

Ranging from £120-£437....I keed you not........

I have just got a couple of 4 way + push 10mm tactile switches....but how to mount them I have not got a clue yet.....

Mucho thinking required......

Oh and Thrustmaster must have sensed I'm writing this.......Inbox has just gone ping with an email from them.....

Now lets see what they say.....

Toodily pip......

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They don't want much.......

Video of the problem with windows controller settings in the background.......

Photo of serial number.....

Photo of invoice.......

Name.....Address and Telephone Number.....

What I had for dinner......

And the length of my penis..........





Ok I made the last two up........

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Guess what I'll be doing tonight.......
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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby SockFiddler » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:42 pm

Dunno, but will it involve Max Thrust's joystick or yours?

Seriously, good luck.
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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby TorTorden » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:45 pm

Ordering
https://www.amazon.co.uk/CH-Products-20 ... ro+fighter
Instead ?

Identical button layout, granted missing the lever over the pinky, and has slightly less resolution in the sensors.
But it is light as fooking feather.
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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:49 pm

PLASTIC.....................................

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.......

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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby TorTorden » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:53 pm

Cmdr Kharma wrote:PLASTIC.....................................

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.......

:D


The kind of plastic that could survive a belted tank driving over it.
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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:34 pm

It's WARM for chrissake...........................

I like COLD metal in my hands.............

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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby LeDoyen » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:50 am

you fool ^^ daring saying warthogs too get issues !
the thrustmaster fanbois are going after your ass :p

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Re: Warthog Problem

Postby *Al* » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:32 pm

Marrow?


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