Track IR3 Stays On

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otto
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Track IR3 Stays On

Post by otto » Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:05 am

Just received my Track IR3 a few days ago, and I have to say it has changed my flight sim experience for the better. I can finally fly in cockpit view comfortably. Software works fine, too.

However, I have noticed that when I shut down Windows XP and turn off my PC, the Track IR stays powered on. Is this normal? My A7N8X mainboard has wake-on-USB, but that is disabled. Will the device be damaged by leaving it on like this?

Thanks for any help, and congratulations to ECT on a fine product.

Agent X20
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Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Post by Agent X20 » Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:11 pm

Same here with the new 3.11 software and my TIR2.

Might have to check those new Registry keys... not that I've fiddled with any of 'em.

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Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Post by otto » Fri Jun 18, 2004 1:04 am

I've noticed that the device stays on after Windows XP shutdown if it was first disabled by keying F9. Stays on only sometimes if shut down after running normally.

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Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Post by Wayne » Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:58 am

otto,

No too sure that I understand your question correctly, but you say that the unit remains on after you have shut your operating system down.

It might be a good idea to check your power management settings for your USB, or the settings in your bios.

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Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Post by Agent X20 » Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:50 am

In my case the PC is completely off and the TIR is glowing blue... Never used to do that.

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Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Post by Magic Man » Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:42 am

Is it on a powered USB hub?

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Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Post by otto » Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:19 pm

No, the unit is powered to the mainboard port USB3. My BIOS power settings are OK, and no wake-on-USB is enabled.

The problem seems to be solved if I use the Track IR3 and the NP software while flying, then shut down the OS and the PC. However, if I first disable the Track IR3 (F9), then shutdown, the device stays on (lit) with the red disabled light on.

I just have to remember to enable the device before shutdown if for any reason I have disabled it after flying. I guess the status "no data" is just as good as "disabled". That's the message I get when I remove my "dot" from the unit's FOV.

BTW: I am using a "cheap fix" Track IR3 setup developed by a virtual pilot. See here:

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/6/ubb.x?q=Y&a ... 310285&p=1

This method works great, it's worth a try.

[ June 19, 2004, 06:22 AM: Message edited by: otto ]

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Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Post by otto » Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:55 am

OK. Figured out I must exit NP software before Windows shutdown, then device goes off and stays off. Because it was minimized to system tray, I forgot software was still running.

BTW: I enjoy this Track IR3 more everyday. Now I realize how important visibility is in a/c design. I feel blind in the early 109's!

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