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Thrustmaster T300RS woes

nikh

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Nov 21, 2014
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Hello...
Just took delivery of a T300RS this morning and guess what? It doesn`t work.
The buttons work just fine, the wheel does it`s spinny thing, but Windows doesn`t recognise it as a wheel, just a gamepad.
The Games Controller calibration in Windows just shows the basic setup for a gamepad, not the Thrustmaster control panel. I`ve tried the whole uninstall/reinstall drivers business, but nothing. Also, the wheel isn`t recognised by the Thrustmaster updater.
Any ideas before I return it and go back to trusty old Logitech?
Thanks.
 

Andy_J

I hate VR. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Oct 2, 2010
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Jeez, another one? I am so glad I got a T500 now. Sorry to hear about it. Take it back. Spend a little extra on a much better product.
 

Skazz

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Sep 27, 2009
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No sarcasm provided... Your symptoms look a lot like accidentally leaving the wheel in PS4 mode.

The other standard check: have you tried USB2 ports on the back of your PC, rather than USB3 or unpowered hub or whatever?
 

Blkout

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Aug 2, 2010
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Have you tried checking and updating the firmware yet? It should be working on the PC regardless but the latest firmware is always a good start if you're having issues and I agree with Skazz, try a USB 2.0 port or even another port, also make sure you load the drivers before connecting the wheel.