Can a track IR wear out?

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luap
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Can a track IR wear out?

Post by luap » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:41 pm

I don't know exactly how long I have had my TIR3, but it's been a while. It gets used alot. I am wondering, even thought it is a solid state device, does it have a fineite life span? Can it wear out? Plastics break down, capacitors leak. Nothing lasts for ever.

The reason I ask is that my TIR seems to be getting progressively more tempermental. Some times it's there on boot, sometimes not. I have to always check the view screen to make sure it is working before I play a game. Sometimes it will start (lights and all) but the view screen (green track indicators on black background) will be nothing but a plain gray box. Unplug, replug and all is fine. I have had driver issues and comflicts in the past that I have always been able to resolve but this is getting to the point of being overly problematic. Yes, I have tried different USB ports and that has no effect on the problem.

JAB
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Re: Can a track IR wear out?

Post by JAB » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:39 am

Hello,

Exactly the same for me !
And today, it refuses any service.
Here is what the view screen shows :
Image

Any idea how to solve the problem ?
I simply can't imagine flying without Track-IR !

A+
Jacky
(Sorry for my frenglish)

VincentG
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Re: Can a track IR wear out?

Post by VincentG » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:21 pm

Sometimes devices fail, it can be the nature of electronic devices.

JAB- have you tried moving USB ports?

On another system?

luap
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Re: Can a track IR wear out?

Post by luap » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:53 am

JAB, do what I do and see if that helps. Close the TIR software, unplug, wait 10 seconds, Plug it back in.

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