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Little tip for the Trustmaster TX base - USB Not Detected Resolution

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by JamesU, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. JamesU

    JamesU

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    Hi all,

    Thought i'd share this information as i've finally rectified my ongoing issue with my TX Base.

    The issue i was having:

    Whenever i'd plug my power/USB cable in the wheel would half calibrate and i'd get a "USB Not Recognised" error on my PC. Unplugging and plugging it back in sometimes sorted it - but not all the time and i'd just give up and not race.

    The fix i found (after 18 months of just dealing with it):

    Cut out the break-away part of the cable and re-solder the connections. USB connections are only 4 wires and the sheathing doesn't massively matter for the little part you're cutting away!

    Not had a single issue with my wheel since.. and i'm not sure how many other people have the same problem as me.
     
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  2. Wicked

    Wicked
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    The break away cable connection is a bit wonky. Getting a better break away does the same thing as you describe. I use the break away from my Xbox 360 controller.

    Not as confident in soldering myself haha.
     
  3. DowntownSIX

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    Same, my TX connection was wonky from day one. I changed to a 360 breakaway about a year ago and have had zero issues since.
     
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  4. JamesU

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    I guess if the other break-away works too thats a quicker fix!

    I used to have a lot of these with my old job, they were awesome and a lot quicker than soldering:

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