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Gamecontroller problems

by spurs41 / July 3, 2007 2:48 AM PDT


I'm having a problem with my Logitech Dual-Action game pad (which i've had since november). I recently bought a new PC with vista installed last week. Yesterday I went to play a game using the gamepad, it was deteced and the software was getting installed by windows. However when I went to the gamecontroller settings (in control panel) it wasn't detected. About a couple of hours later I went to use it and this time it was detected and I could play the game. However today it's not being detected at all by gamecontroller settings. I don't have a clue what's going on so i tried it on my laptop and it wasn't getting deteced at all. So i plugged it back into the PC it was detected by Windows which installed it, but as before it's not detected by gamecontroller settings.

Any ideas as to what the problem is?

Any help would be well appreciated.

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by ozos / July 5, 2007 12:10 AM PDT

I'd consider checking Logitech's website for a Vista driver. If its going in and out of being "seen" by the system, it could be a hardware problem with the controller itself, which would then hopefully still be under warranty coverage.

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thanks for the reply
by spurs41 / July 5, 2007 1:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Consider...

I've checked the Logitech website but they don't have a Vista driver. But I don't think the problem is to do with the fact that the operating sytem is Windows Vista because I've tried the gamepad on a laptop which runs on XP and the gamepad had worked on there previously.

I bought the gamepad in Nov 2006 from Amazon, if the controller who could I contact regarding an exchange. Amazon or Logitech?

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Right, but...
by ikjadoon / July 5, 2007 2:40 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks for the reply

Just because it will run on XP doesn't mean it will run on Vista without problems. Sometimes, they are plug and play, but I guess this time they it wasn't that easy. Try contacting Logitech to see if they have an updated time line for a Vista driver.

If you want to try the replacement, it would be Amazon.

Try uninstalling it from the Device Manager. Then unplug it. Restart. Plug it in. That should reinstall those built-in drivers. Maybe that'll work.


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by spurs41 / July 5, 2007 3:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Right, but...

As a said before, I tried the gamepad on my laptop which runs on XP and it doesn't get detected anymore however before it use to work without any problems but not so anymore.


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by ikjadoon / July 5, 2007 4:47 AM PDT
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Right, Amazon is then the right choice.


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Maybe not...
by ozos / July 5, 2007 8:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Ohhh...

November is probably beyond the 30 or 90 day return policy of Amazon, however it probably has a 1 to 3 year warranty with Logitech, so you might consider looking into that.

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