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So i picked up a cheap Logitech Driving Force Pro Wheel from my local Gamestation but didn't notice till i got home that it was missing the power adapter. I have since found one on ebay which i've ordered.

In the mean time i connected it to my PC and downloaded the latest available drivers from the logitech website and have the wheel being recognised within windows. Thing is though that although it is detected nothing seems to work on it.

I go into the standard windows configuration but no matter how much i turn the wheel, push buttons or the pedals i can't seem to get anything happening on the screen. I should see the wheel movements displayed as well as anything else i do with the wheel to make it sure it's calibrated correctly but as i just said nothing happens.

I've tried going from front panel USB to one of the USB on the back of my motherboard but still no luck. I would try it on my PS2 as this is a PS2 branded Gran Turismo wheel that happens to be supported on PC but i don't have my PS2 with me at the moment so can't say if it works on that or not.

Should it work with no power of course minus and Force Feedback that may require the power source or is it one of these wheel that do need power to function 100%.
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Of course, if nothing's registering on the screen then it probably requires the power adapter to work.

Also, try taking the receipt into Gamestation, I've had friends work there before and they are usually quite reasonable. They might pay for the adapter if it didn't come with one, but required it.

If it doesn't work I'd probably just take it all back in for a full refund.

Hope that helps a bit.
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I have the same wheel and yes, it needs the power adapter to work. When it is connected to into a usb with the power adapter, the logo in the middle should blink. When it goes into a game it should start spinning around, calibrating itself.

But yeah you do need the power cable in order for it to function. I'd say just take Reflux's advice and try going back and getting the adapter.
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I have the same wheel and yes, it needs the power adapter to work. When it is connected to into a usb with the power adapter, the logo in the middle should blink. When it goes into a game it should start spinning around, calibrating itself.

But yeah you do need the power cable in order for it to function. I'd say just take Reflux's advice and try going back and getting the adapter.

My wheel doesn't have a light up logo in the middle, i think (could be wrong) the version you have is the Driving Force GT not Pro. The pro was for GT4 on the ps2 and the GT was for GT5 on the PS3 and has a bigger wheel size along with that red dial/switch thing whatever you call it.

Anyway i have an official power adapter (at least it should be official) coming from ebay so if it arrives in time i can test the wheel again and still have time to take it back should i need too
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Ok i was told by someone that this wheel shouldn't work without the power adapter plugged into it. Not sure how accurate that is but will find out when the power adapter i ordered arrives.
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It won't work without the power adapter. I lost mine but the one that came with my microsoft wireless wheel works fine.
     
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post #7 of 7
It 'should' work fine without the power adapter.

My momo is the same.

You could always try scouring the house for an adapter, just make sure you get the specs right. Or there is the possibility they sold you a 2nd hand wheel that was broken before you got it home.
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