Well, I still want to check the gamepad is working or not. I searched the web. There are many answers to the same question. So I decided to write a guide since I didn’t find any written guide about this gamepad vibration.
So how to check the gamepad and vibration are working or not?
I’m currently using Windows 7 – 32 bit. The steps are same for Windows 8. But the interface looks different on different OS.
1. First, connect your USB gamepad into your computer
2. In the ‘Start” menu search “Set up USB game controllers” or “USB game.”
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Next step is to select the “Set up USB game controllers.”
Then a window will open like this
You can see the type of controller listed in there. In my case, it’s “USB Vibration Joystick”. Next select the Properties button
Then a new window will open like this
Here you can see the function test, calibration function, and vibration Test.
Now move the analog sticks and press every button on the gamepad. You can see the colors of the corresponding button flashes if it works
The instruction on how to calibrate is already there. So don't need explanation
First we need to set the vibration strength. I set it to 80% since that’s convenient for me. You can set it to any other value you prefer. Next, move the analog stick on your gamepad. You can feel the vibration on hands if it works properly.
To check vibration is working precisely, first select “Left force” then “Right force” finally “both force.” You can feel the vibration if the motor inside joystick is working. If the vibration is not working, then there is something wrong with your gamepad or motor/circuit inside.
Some games do not support gamepad vibration. It depends on the game. So if the gamepad vibration is not working during gaming, then it does not mean the gamepad is faulty. Check the game description to see it supports vibration or not
It seems a lot of people having issues with gamepad vibration and right analog stick is not working issue. If it's not working, it's either due to software (driver) issues or hardware issues.
Steps to solve this issues
1. Uninstall the current driver software. Download the latest and new driver from the official site.
2. Try running the clear calibration utility (can be used for all gamepads) which can be downloaded from here - Click Here
3. Check gamepad is working properly
4. If not then calibrate again. the option to calibrate is under 'settings' tab.
If the problem is still not resolved and persists, it might be due to faulty hardware. Then contact official support for warranty.
If you're using quantum QHM7468-2VA controller or any quantum QH... controller, I see a lot people having issues with it where it works in test but not in games.I think this issue is generally plagued to that particular brand. the driver is not updated in ages as well which shows poor support and no words from their sides either.