I recently found myself a used Saitek x45 joystick, and everything works just fine except the throttle barely gives me a response. When moving it the test screen shows nothing more than a little blip at one spot, and after moving the throttle occasionally the entire thing, joystick, buttons and all will simply stop working; have to move the throttle a bit more to get it working again.
In fact, when I first installed it nothing would work, except the throttle which was shooting all over the place at the slightest movement. I tried reinstalling the driver and deleting the "VID_06A3&PID_2541" folder in the registry to have it recalibrate, and now I have a working joystick with mostly dead throttle. Note, the rest of the throttle section works just fine; rudder, buttons and everything.
So, is there anything else I can do, or am I just going to have to find a new one?