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Hi guys ! I bought a Thrustmaster TMX 2 days ago and played with it during a day, everything was fine. Yesterday I didn't played with it but he stayed plugged (Into USB port + mains). Today I turned on my computer (With the Thrustmaster TMX plugged into the USB port and the alimentation cable plugged into the mains) and a very high-pitched noise came out from the interior of the wheel. I decided to unplug it for the day. This evening I tried to plug it again and the noise remains. It's loud and very annoying. I joined to this message a recording of the sound. Do you have any idea where this sound comes from ? Thanks ! tmx_weird_sound.mp3
Mark_McQ posted a topic in Thrustmaster ModificationsThis is an easy mod to do and it cuts down the clacky noise from the paddles significantly. This is literally a 5 min job, or 2 if you've opened the wheel before and know where all the right screws are.The tact switches on the board are not that loud, but because the wheel uses a spring to actuate them, the spring resonates the sound and increases the volume. I spent a couple of hours trying to find all sorts of things to replace the springs with but I couldn't find anything that would compress enough to give a decent amount of paddle travel plus retain some of the tactile feeling of the button. In the end the solution turned out to be quite simple. Get some 10mm heatshrink, cut it to just a few mm shorter than the spring height, and apply it to the outside of the spring with a heat gun/hairdryer/lighter/dragon breath. To get to the springs you just need to remove 3 of the front bolts (Top left, top right and centre bottom, like an upside down triangle. If you have 3 long bolts, you've done it right. If you have any shorts ones, you've got the wrong bolt.), the two very small bolts on the front at the bottom, and then the 4 main screws on the back, and then the back cover will come off easily. Springs just pop off of the switches, might need to work them off from side to side, it's a very tight interference fit. Also, while you're inside, do the magnet mod as well, makes the paddle action feel better. I'll link to a video of that mod at the bottom too. Pics and a video: MAGNET MOD:
I'm running a thrustmaster TX and wonder if anyone knows if its possible and relatively easy to reduce/remove the clickiness noise of the paddle shifters. thanks in advance for any suggestions. edit: sorry should have highlighted i'm using the F1 style wheel addon.