The wheel is definitely f#cked. However, I have contacted logitech support, I see no reason why they cant swap it out for me. They have told me its under warranty, I just cant supply them with an invoice/proof or purchase seen as I got it second hand. Surely they should still be obliged to help? Other than that, the people I bought it from seem friendly enough, and have offered me a three month warranty when I first got the thing. If worst comes to worst, Ill return it and ask for my money back.