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Track IR3 Stays On

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:05 am
by otto
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.

Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:11 pm
by Agent X20
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.

Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 1:04 am
by otto
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.

Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:58 am
by Wayne

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.

Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:50 am
by Agent X20
In my case the PC is completely off and the TIR is glowing blue... Never used to do that.

Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:42 am
by Magic Man
Is it on a powered USB hub?

Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:19 pm
by otto
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: ... 310285&p=1

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

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

Re: Track IR3 Stays On

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:55 am
by otto
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!