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Are my pedals damaged?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by R Soul, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. R Soul

    R Soul

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    Hi. I went for a long time without playing any sims (rF2 is the one I use) and recently decided to get back into it. One some occasions going down the straights the car lost power/struggled to accelerate. At first I thought maybe the game was simulating a technical problem with the car I was using, but it happened in other cars too.

    Then I noticed the cable from the pedal unit had some damage to it: Damage1.jpg
    Side view: Side_view.jpg

    This has been caused by the way I store it. It's attached to a board with a slot for my chair wheel to go in (to stop it rolling): Attached.jpg

    There's hardly any clearance at the back. When not in use the pedals have been left like this: Not_in_use.jpg

    Until recently I had a hard floor, which meant there was nowhere for the cable to go.

    Does anyone think the damage to the cable could explain the loss of power in game? If the signal's being interrupted the game could interpret it as me getting off the power. Or is that purely cosmetic?

    Specs:
    Wheel: Logitech G27
    System: Windows 10 64bit
    Intel i5 Processor
    Graphics card: AMD Radeon R9 280 (I think, system reports it as R9 200 series).
     
  2. xopotl

    xopotl

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    It's possible, but my first guess would be dirty/dusty pots in the pedals. Get all the dust out of there with one of those air-duster-spray-cans and press and depress the pedals until it gets better. (Here's hoping it get's better)
     
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  3. R Soul

    R Soul

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    Bump.

    Your advice is appreciated, but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet. Just wanted to make it clear that I haven't forgotten about this.
     
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