T-LCM pedals randomly disconnecting when playing

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  1. MateLeLe

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    Hi,
    at the very beginning i'd like to say that this issue happens ONLY in rf2. I use T-LCM pedals connected via USB together with G29 wheel (i don't have a thrustmaster wheel though).

    The issue is that my pedals randomly disconnect from my PC when playing, usually after 1-5 mins. The throttle pedal gets stuck at either 0 or 100% and there is nothing I can do. The brake pedal remains working, though. There isn't even this characteristic windows sound of disconnecting a device. It just happens and it's all over. Calibration Software stops detecting them and I have to plug them again.
    But it happens over and over again.
    What I did:
    -reinstalled rf2 (no result)
    -changed USB ports (no result)
    -replaced the USB cable (it was even worse)
    -flashed my BIOS in case it's USB support problem (no result)
    The only thing that's left is to reinstall the system, but is it necessary?
    This happens ONLY in rf2, i can play F1 2020 or ETS2 for hours and not a single issue. Launch rF2 and this happens almost immediately.
    Please help.

    PC:
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    MOBO MSI B450M mortar
    RTX 2060
    2x8 GB RAM DDR4
     
  2. Richard Busch

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    Have you tried to update the drivers for the pedal set? Is there a new driver and bios for the pedals? Maybe a reinstall of the pedal software and re-calibration?
    Check Thrustmaster support page for new software and bios.
     
  3. MateLeLe

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    there are no drivers for these pedals, the thrustmaster website states that it's a "plug and play" device.
     
  4. Lazza

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    Which USB ports are the controllers connected to? Hub? Front of PC? Back of PC? USB 2, 3?
     
  5. MateLeLe

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    i tried all the USB ports, I think have I don't have any USB 2.0 ports. But literally tried all of them, even those at the front of PC.
     
  6. mesfigas

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    i have those pedals
    no problem with RF2
     
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  7. Richard Busch

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    Have you downloaded the manual and calibration software? I have this pedal set and have had no problem with rF2, but with some other Sims, I have had to restart the game, or at least go back the the start menu and check if the pedal set is recognized.
     
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    if i had such problem the 1st thing i would try would be
    Delete controler.json file
    but the user already said he reinstalled rf2
     
  9. lagg

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    The reinstallation of rF2 doesn't modify the UserData folder and therefore doesn't reinstall the controller files.
     
  10. MateLeLe

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    i installed rf2 in a different directory and created a new profile, only copied garage setups and replays from the old one.
     
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    it is recognised and works properly until I go out of the garage. I mean, it's ridiculous. Then after a while throttle gets stuck at 100% and calibration software either looks like in the photo or stops recognising them at all.

    I'll repeat, it happens only in rF2, I have no idea why. Other games work just fine. One thing I can mention is that is started happening not so long after I reinstalled my OS (win10 1909). But I used exactly the same ISO file as before and no problems back then.
     

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    oh shit same just happened in ets2, i'll come back here after reinstalling the OS
     
  13. Coutie

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    Have you tried a powered USB hub? Maybe it's drawing too much power or something like that.
     
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    I have this pedal set and the same issue. However my main sim is iracing. I have had my throttle stickj at 0, 50, and 100%. I also have had my clutch stick at 100%. I also thought maybe a powered usb hub would work, nope my throttle had issues twice in about 30 min. The only thing I haven't tried is plugging them into my thrustmaster wheel which I really don't want to lose resolution by doing so.
    Has anyone had any luck with thrustmaster?
     
  15. MateLeLe

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    I also had same issue with all the pedals stuck at 50% but plugging them again solved the problem.

    I reinstalled my system today and so far no problems, we will see.
     
  16. mesfigas

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    i m sure its hardware related problem or drivers updates for usb
     
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    If nothing else works, try plugging into the wheel. If that fixes it (I know it's no help to people with non-TM wheels, but...) I promise you won't be affected by the reduced resolution.
     
  18. MateLeLe

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    okay, reinstalling the OS didn't solve the problem. I think there is nothing left to do but to destroy them with a hammer. What a piece of junk.
     
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    Same happend here today. I use the LC pedals connected to my TS-XW ( 12bit resolution ) not through USB port. And I am very glad I purchased this combo together with the TM Sparco 310 GT weel.
    I use the set on : GTR2 (!) rF1, rF2, AC, ACC and, since Sunday, on AMS2 as well. It works fine with ALL of these products. Base is a Win 10 Ryzen9 3900K system with a 2070 Super Graphicscard. As display, I use a 43" LG OLED TV @ HD,60hz.

    Today ,while racing in rf2, I experienced loss of throttle while the car was in the box. I switched to controls and tried to calibrate the throttle controller ( pedal ). Didn't work. Only after having assgned all functions of the TS-XW again, I was able calibrate Throttle, brake and clutch pedal again. Also sensitive setting ( gamma curve ) of the brake didn't work initially, but after re-assigment of the brake pedal, it worked well. I use a value of 1.0 for the loadcell pedal. My gamma curve is in the leg muscles (;-) ). During re-calibration, there was brief moment when I couldn't calibrate the brake and the software switched brake and throttle pedal assignments, all by itself ! Very strange . I managed to re-assign and re-calibrate all pedals and did two restarts. All is fine now. I raced about 2hrs. this afternoon and hat no problems again. As in the initial thread here, I had no such experiences with any of the other sims I am running. And I am driving 3 stints of 3hrs. each every day since last friday. I do test drives to get familiar with the sims and make comparisons between their FFB and physics behaviour in different car-classes. Also for training ...coming back to sim racing after an almost 6 years brake.
     
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