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Originally Posted by ck1974;14447506 
Is there anyway we can disable the media keys on this keyboard.

I use this keyboard for my work., I need to use F13,F14 keys ... for that I press SHIFT+F1 for F13, but if I do this on this keyboard it is muting and unmuting.

Any guidence for me?


Clearly this was a problem on the older Xarmors, fixed later with the FN key addition.

I suggest to use some remapping SW to use a different combination to get Shift +F1x, eg CTRL + Fx
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by claymanhb View Post
That's pretty cool you can make the LEDs light up with alittle mod. How much $$$ does this save?
50$ more or less
post #43 of 51
whats this keyboard cost?
    
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Hey guys,

I would like to know if the functions keys for the brightness etc. still work with this mod.

I've just ordered myself a U9PLus and i was wondering how to make the LED work (Thanks for this btw) and also like I said if the Functions keys for the brightness etc. would work.

Thanks.
post #46 of 51
Sorry for bumping this topic but I've recently bought one of these keyboards and attempted to power the LEDs.

I thought it'd be a good idea to use the USB Hub as a voltage source, and screw the ground wire into the easily accessible cable ground that's screwed into the keyboard (shielding ground?).

The keyboard lit up for maybe 2 minutes, and then shut off. I've suspected that something on the hub blew and was correct. The USB ports were no longer receiving power.

Can some experts explain to me why this occurred? I've measured that it was sourcing around a sufficient 5V source from the port I used.

I'm currently hesitant to try and use the incoming wire source without receiving an explanation for this.

Thanks
Edited by Riotblade - 4/28/12 at 7:17pm
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Put a multimeter on your circuit and check for a short somewhere.
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post #48 of 51
Any luck on using the USB cable that powers the USB hub to power backlit? I'm not using the USB hub at all, but I can't tell which wires belong to that USB. There are about 10 wires with different colors...
post #49 of 51
Hi Guys,

Just got this keyboard 2 days ago. Obviously first thing I noticed was the non functional leds as well.
"Hold Left Shift" to make function keys work. Numpad "brightness" is actually volume :/

From what I see, mindinversion is running the usb cable to the back of the pc. Would it not be possible to shorten the usb cable and plug the usb end into the usb hub?
Another thing is its soldered to his Pause/Break key, does pressing this key toggle the leds are are they permanent?

Will be trying these over the weekend once I get a soldering iron.
post #50 of 51
Back with my findings.
I managed to get a usb cable soldered exactly the same as mindinversion, and ran that to the back of my pc, all was working well.
So I tested it on the usb hub and it worked exactly the same. I decided to shorten the cable so it would only just reach the hub (kinda...).
Got everything soldered before remembering the hole needed on the back of the casing to thread the cable through. So i just drilled a small portion of the top and bottom of the casing off so a cable could fit through (not perfect but its good).

Once all was working I got to using it for the weekend. I cannot dim the leds, infact for the first few times i used the keyboard i simply could not use the leds as they were too bright. Luckily the cable is right next to me so all i needed to do was to pull it out the usb hub to switch the leds off, pressing the pause key will not toggle the leds. All function keys and the numpad brightness keys only work on system volume and not the light intensity. I didnt understand the jargon but sounds like "The Solutor" had an idea to fit a dimmer into the loop to control voltage output and adjust light intensity.

USB Cable shortened and plugged in.
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USB Cable Unplugged.
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Full Keyboard.
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My view on the keyboard :
Loud. The difference between the brown and blue switches of xarmor are night and day. The font itself is different for the translucent keys, as well as the positioning of the font on each key(for the led).
The keys on the U9W are already fading after about 6 months, they keys on this should never fade as its a different manufacturing process.
The keys have a slight wobble on them, side to side or up and down, and they don't all sit straight.
All that is fine, I don't mind the sound, My only 2 gripes :
The cable thats fitted to the board, on almost all other mechanical keyboards its a removable usb cable, on this one its a 1 ton steel wire, I feel insecure when moving the keyboard around cause the cable just feels so heavy its going to break something.
The response of the blues, just doesn't feel the same as other keyboards I'm used to (rubber dome). Lets say total travel is 8mm, they click and register after 3~4mm and the other 4mm is just wasting your time till you hit the bottom. The feel of it is also quite.... hollow or empty to me. The touch of the brown is soft and full and they don't have to make a loud click noise is you type softly and don't hit the bottom, The blues don't have to hit the bottom but they have to click loudly to register.

Also heard the wristpad had some issues being removed from the keyboard. My friend with the U9W has ended up breaking his. I still use it, I simply put the wristpad down on the table then lie the keyboard on to position, it will not clip in but it will still keep it relatively in position.

U9PLUS & U9W
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Edited by Ninjatsu - 6/18/12 at 9:01am
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