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Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas 4 Troubleshooting

How to fix common issues with the Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas 4 joystick controller.

Trigger is Nonresponsive ¶ 

Pulling the trigger does nothing.

Calibration Issue ¶ 

Your controller may not be calibrated correctly. If calibration is set up incorrectly then various buttons and trigger may not function correctly. To fix this, first make sure your controller is recognized by the console. Then proceed to the controller settings in your game. Lastly, select return to default settings.

Controller Not Installed ¶ 

The Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas 4 requires installation to work correctly. To install your controller plug in the USB cable to the USB port on your PlayStation 4. Once your controller is recognized, there will be a light on your controller that turns red. Then you must sign into your Sony Entertainment Network account. Lastly, start your game.

Controller Not Connected ¶ 

Your controller needs to be plugged in to work. Plug in the USB cable into the USB port on your PlayStation 4.

Sticky Trigger ¶ 

Your trigger may be stuck due to dirt or food residue impeding its movement. You will want to visit out Trigger Replacement Guide to see how to properly clean and/or replace your trigger.

Controller Not Supported by Game ¶ 

The Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas 4 is only compatible with certain games. If the game is not compatible, the controller will not work.

Unresponsive Buttons ¶ 

Pushing one or more buttons has no response.

Calibration Issue ¶ 

Your controller may not be calibrated correctly. If calibration is set up incorrectly then various buttons and trigger may not function correctly. To fix this, first make sure your controller is recognized by the console. Then proceed to the controller settings in your game. Lastly, you may select return to default settings.

Controller Not Installed ¶ 

The Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas 4 requires installation to work correctly. To install your controller plug in the USB cable to the USB port on your PlayStation 4. Once your controller is recognized, there will be a light on your controller that turns red. Then you must sign into your Sony Entertainment Network account. Lastly, start your game.

Controller Not Connected ¶ 

Your controller needs to be plugged in to work. Plug in the USB cable into the USB port on your PlayStation 4.

Controller May Not Be Supported by Game ¶ 

The Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas 4 is only compatible with certain games. If the game is not compatible, the controller will not work.

Buttons Are Stuck ¶ 

Your buttons may be stuck due to dirt or food residue impeding its movement. You will want to visit our Button Replacement Guide to see how to properly clean and/or replace your trigger.

Buttons Are Missing ¶ 

A button may have fallen out or is not secure in place. If so you will want to see our Button Replacement Guide so you can return to saving the world as soon as possible.

USB Cable Doesn’t Work ¶ 

The USB cable is not charging.

Faulty USB Cable ¶ 

USB cable may be damaged beyond repair, warranting the replacement of the USB cable.

USB Cable Not Going In ¶ 

Be aware of where and how the cable has been plugged in. Double check to make sure it is plugged in the correct spot and that it is inserted all the way. If it is in the correct spot, but does not insert all the way, there may be something blocking the process or it may not be the correct USB Cable for the device.

USB Cable Needs to be Cleaned ¶ 

Inspect the USB Cable for any kind of debris or dirt that may be present on either the inside or outside of the cable as well as in the jack of the Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas 4. If there is any present, it may be affecting the connection and can simply be cleaned out.

Throttle is Impaired ¶ 

The throttle doesn’t move properly and/or doesn’t match on screen movements.

Calibration Issue ¶ 

Your controller may not be calibrated correctly. If calibration is set up incorrectly then various buttons and trigger may not function correctly. To fix this, first make sure your controller is recognized by the console. Then proceed to the controller settings in your game. Lastly, you may select return to default settings.

Throttle Sticking ¶ 

The throttle stick may be dirty which will reduce the movement of stick. The throttle may also stick due to old lubricant that requires replacing. Please refer to our Throttle Repair Guide to see how to properly clean the throttle stick and/or replace the lubricant.

Crooked Joystick ¶ 

The joystick does not return to an upright position and/or moves on it’s own.

Calibration Issue ¶ 

Your controller may not be calibrated correctly. If calibration is set up incorrectly then various buttons and trigger may not function correctly. To fix this, first make sure your controller is recognized by the console. Then proceed to the controller settings in your game. Lastly, you may select return to default settings.

Joystick is Stuck ¶ 

The joystick may be stuck due to it being dirty or due to old lubricant that needs to be replaced. Please refer to our Joystick Repair Guide to see how to properly clean the joystick and/or replace the lubricant.

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