Flashing buttons

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Eetsjone
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Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Tue Nov 26, 2019 17:42

Hello,

My MFG Pro MKII is triggering buttons when I move the stick around the axis. In the DefConfig screen I see that buttons 9, 18 and 23 are flashing as if they are momentarily pushed.
This happens on an irregular time interval, not something that happens all the time.

I tried already opening the base and reconnecting wires. Sometimes it goes away but after a few days it is back again.

I was able to get it in a small video in the VKBDefConfig screen and also of the Windows Game Controllers screen. The last one shows the axis movement together with the flashing buttons.

Can you please advise?

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby fallout9 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43

Clean up the contacts - the 3 pads on the base shaft and the pins on the bottom of the grip. Use cotton and (just a little) bit of alcohol. Make sure the springs are pushing down the pins in the bottom of the grip so it would make contact when installed on the base.
It would also help if you'd post some screenshots, as per section's requirements.

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:47

Thanks for the reply, tried the cleaning but didn't help.

To give full information:
- Gunfighter Mk.II Base (Rev.B) version 1.94B
- MCG PRO grip (3-pin Rev.B) EN
- 1 #40 spring on each axis
- #30 cams on both axis.

I've added screenshots from both DevConfig and Windows Game Controllers because the latter shows the axis position together with the buttons. I also made .avi videos but they cannot be uploaded to this forum.
Please let me know if more information is required.
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Windows screenshot.JPG
DevConfig screenshot 2.JPG
DevConfig screenshot 1.JPG

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Ron61 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:29

I recommend that you follow paragraph 1 of this message.
Then you need to update the firmware so that a simple rule is observed - the firmware should be the one recommended in brackets in the very first line of the configurator ("header").
Above the recommended - it is possible, below - it is impossible.
And only after these actions we carry out item 2 of the message.
Everything extreme lies here.

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Thu Nov 28, 2019 17:52

Ok, thank you for your help.
All the steps are done.
At the moment everything looks good. I'll wait a couple of days to see if the problem is gone and report back.
Unless of course if you want more information now.

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Mon Dec 02, 2019 17:57

Hello,

The problem has returned again. It was a bit better for a few days but now it is the same as before.

The screenshots show the buttons & axis in DevCconfig without touching the stick so you can see that all looks normal.
In the Windows screenshot you also see a screenshot without movement and then one were you see that the same three buttons (9, 18 & 23) are flashing when the stick is moving around.
(I have added the Windows screenshot in the next reply as only 3 attachments can be added to a post)
Can you please advise?
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DevConfig screenshot 20191202_1.JPG
DevConfig screenshot 20191202_2.JPG

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Mon Dec 02, 2019 17:58

Here are the Windows screenshots.
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Windows screenshot 20191202_1.JPG
Windows screenshot 20191202_2.JPG

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby fallout9 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 20:04

Your both firmware and software are outdated. You could find download latest version for both from here: https://vkbcontrollers.com/?page_id=4609. Here's a guide for flashing and calibrating your device: https://youtu.be/8Ht8yMsdlCQ
Also you should stop using Window's joy, it's messing up your device.

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:14

@fallout9, could you please explain? As mentioned in a previous post I updated to the latest versions as recommended by Ron6.

And the Windows game controllers is not used for calibration but only to show both axis movement and buttons press in one screen.

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby fallout9 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 17:58

Forget about that, I noticed you're on different version than the stable firmware and software and I assumed you're behind it, but looks like you're on beta which is good.
Are those button flashes showing up in the VKBDevCfg/ Test/ Buttons too or only in Windows controller window?

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Tue Dec 03, 2019 18:14

The three buttons show in both DevConfig as in Windows. As shown in my previous post.

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby fallout9 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 20:03

Next time when your buttons are flashing open up the Joy Tester (https://vkbcontrollers.com/wp-content/u ... Tester.zip) and see if your axes are spiking at the same time.
Looks like a poor connection somewhere.

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:19

To me the JoyTester does not show spikes but you can see in the buttons window that several buttons give a signal.
If you want I could send you a .avi file of the operation of the stick in JoyTester.
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JoyTester_20191204.JPG

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Ron61 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 15:01

Show screenshots of the Global, Profile-Axes, Buttons, Profile-Povs tabs. During the operation of the buttons, communication with the green dial in Test-External Devices?
Disable (temporarily) other joysticks and game devices.

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Re: Flashing buttons

Postby Eetsjone » Wed Dec 04, 2019 17:45

These are my screenshots:
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External Devices.JPG
External Devices MCG.JPG
External Devices GF.JPG


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