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Fix: Logitech G920, G923, or G29 Not Calibrating in PC

Logitech G920, G923, or G29 are one of the best gaming controllers for games like GRID (2019), Forza Horizon franchise, and a tonne of other games out there. It lets you feel the oomph of racing in a real-like world thanks to the pedals and the steering wheel attached to the PC or console. However, users are taking it to forums stating that they are unable to calibrate Logitech G920, G923, or G29 on their PC. Somehow, the controller has lost its calibration and that can be detrimental when playing fast-paced games like Forza Horizon where a wrong flick on the steering wheel and the game is likely over.

After due research and recording answers from various users who tried fixing the issue, here are some of the methods you can use to fix the calibration issue when connected to the PC.

Logitech G920 or G29 Controller Disconnected

Method #1: Check if the connection is secure

One of the important things that people often neglect is the fact that the controller requires constant power and thus, the cords must be attached firmly. It should be too taut or too loose but must have enough flex that it doesn’t tangle or dangle. Ensure all the points of connections between the power adapter and controller to the PC are secured. You can use a multimeter to check out power or if you need a change in the power adapter. If this doesn’t seem to fix the issue, you can proceed with the next method.

Method #2: Disconnect & Reconnect

This is another method that you can use in an attempt to fix the Logitech G920, G923, or G29 not calibrating on a PC issue.

  • Firstly, unplug the steering wheel from the computer and the power source.
  • Disconnect the pedals and let all these peripherals take a rest for a minute or so.
  • Now, attach the pedals to the wheel and connect it with the PC and the power source.
  • Check if this helped you in any way and if not, proceed with the next method.

Method #3: Calibrate LG G920, G923, or G29 using Control Panel

There are a few ways you can recalibrate the game controllers and here’s one of the many.

  • Firstly, open the Control Panel and head over to Hardware and Sounds >> Devices and Printers.
  • Next up, search for the Logitech game controller (G29, G920, G923, or others) and press right-click on it, and select “Game Controller Settings” from a menu.
  • Highlight the game controller you want to tweak and tap on “Properties” located on the bottom-right of the pop-up window.
  • Here, you can check the wheel axis and buttons and calibrate it if it doesn’t work for any XYZ reasons.
  • Head over to the “Test” tab and proceed to “Calibrate” and use your steering wheel to turn to the extreme right and extreme left trying to recalibrate it. Note that following on-screen instructions is much easier.
  • Once you have calibrated the wheel, the pop-up window will prompt you to calibrate the accelerator and pedals as well.
  • Hit Finish and hopefully, your Logitech G920, G923, or G29 will not face any calibration issue henceforth.

Method #4: Recalibrate using Logitech G Hub

This particular method lets you use Logitech G Hub to recalibrate your controller and use it without any hassle. Here’s how it works.
Launch Logitech G Hub on your computer. Tap here to download if you don’t have it already.
Once you launch the app, make sure you have connected both the steering wheel and the pedals to the PC and it is properly powered ON.

  • On the software, go to the “Steering Wheel” icon on the extreme left of the screen.
  • Turn the steering wheel in real to check if the on-screen steering wheel moves with it in real-time or not.
  • Next up, go to the “Pedal Sensitivity” option and check if pressing the pedals is reflected on the on-screen pedals or not. Once this is done, you can proceed to the next step.
  • Press Win+R and search for “joy.cpl” without the quotation mark. This will lead you to a dialog box titled Game Controllers.
  • Next, highlight on the controller you want to calibrate and hit “Properties”.
  • From now on, you can use Method #3 as the procedure is the same. You need to repeat steps 4 to 7 on Method #3 to ensure that the PC calibrates the steering wheel properly.

Method #5: Update the driver

When it comes to Windows, it uses a lot of drivers and pieces of software to enable various functionalities. Your game controller i.e. Logitech G29, G920, and G923 uses drivers to facilitate the connection between the PC and the controller. However, outdated drivers can cause a series of issues and unfortunately, Windows is prone to trouble due to outdated drivers. So, it is crucial to get all the drivers updated. Here’s how you can do it.

  • You can dive into the Device Manager via Windows Search >> Device Manager.
  • Next, scroll to find “Sound, video and game controllers”.

Device Manager

  • Check out when the Logitech G29, G920, or G923 (whichever you are using) is listed and right-click on it and select “Update Driver”.
  • This will open a pop-up menu prompting you to either let Windows search online for updates or you can browse the computer to select the updated driver you have downloaded earlier.
  • Once the update is done, you might be asked to restart the PC. Upon reboot, check if the Logitech G920, G923, or G29 not calibrating on PC issue is fixed or not.

Method #6: Ensure the game is updated

Depending upon which game you are playing or which gaming platform such as Steam, check if it is updated to the latest available patch or not. If not, go to the game’s website and check for updates.

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Method #7: Ensure that the Windows OS is updated

Windows Updates

Outdated apps can have a negative effect on the performance of the PC and this goes the same way for the Windows OS. It won’t take much time to make sure that the Windows firmware you are using is updated or not. If not, you can run the Windows Update service and install the latest update it could find with ease. There’s no rocket science involved here, you are basically using the simplest method to update the Windows OS here.

The final resort

If your problem persists even after pulling off a majority of the methods listed above, you can take the game controller to an authorized service center of Logitech to verify if the problem is because of their controllers. If not, take the PC to your manufacturer’s service center to fix the problem on the PC side.

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