I received my Simucube (SC1) about a month ago. Very happy with the wheel, but it seems to have developed an issue that I will try to describe below.
When I turn on the Simucube I can feel a slight vibration or ripple in the steering wheel, even when the wheel is completely still. It almost feels like when you touch an “old”-style, magnetic hard drive when it’s reading or writing, if you know what I mean? Sort of small, uneven vibrations or ripples/tingling. This slight vibration is more or less constant, even if the simucube is not connected to a PC and just powered on. Also when I turn the wheel there is some weird vibrational “noise” or bumps in the force feedback at what seems to be fixed locations on the steering wheel axis. It is almost like two bumps of electric-feeling “noise” at around 20 and 70 degrees for instance. Also the same at 200 to 250 ish degrees. When the wheel is unpowered it is completely smooth to turn, like a free ball bearing. I only notice this when the simcube is powered on.
Now when I connect the wheel to a PC and drive in for instance Assetto Corsa I can still feel the constant, slight vibration, but what is worse is when I turn the wheel over the mentioned specific locations on the axis there’s this same sort of “noise” in the feedback. It seems to get more pronounced with more power to the wheel. Also turning the wheel faster makes it stand out more. So everytime I go from 0 degrees lock to 90 degrees lock to the right for instance, it’s like a rumble I go over. Rumble is the wrong word I guess, it’s a very “noisy” feeling.
Has anyone experienced or heard of similar issues? Or any ideas where I could begin to look? Any help is much appreciated.