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Ok, found a major problem. When the computer is switched off, or power is cut to the keyboard for whatever reason, it will lose its configuration. By default it powers on without any lighting. This means you have to turn the lighting on and set the brightness every single time you turn the computer on, unless perhaps USB standy-by power could get around this? This REALLY sucks.
Edited by IronChef - 10/21/11 at 12:05am

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I am typing this post using my Ducky Shine right now. One fault, the caps key light is not working:(

Please ignore this post and my ignorance - my comment was incorrect.
Edited by Bundy - 10/21/11 at 6:13am
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It doesn't turn red when you press it? It should be unlit when it's off, same as ScrLk and NumLk.
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Originally Posted by IronChef;15390919 
Ok, found a major problem. When the computer is switched off, or power is cut to the keyboard for whatever reason, it will lose its configuration. By default it powers on without any lighting. This means you have to turn the lighting on and set the brightness every single time you turn the computer on, unless perhaps USB standy-by power could get around this? This REALLY sucks.

It is the same behavior as you can find by the new Mionix Zibal frown.gif
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Originally Posted by TheDuke990;15392139 
It is the same behavior as you can find by the new Mionix Zibal frown.gif

Yeah, well that's total bull****. I've already wired a micro-controller to the Fn, lighting mode and brightness switches from the bottom of the PCB and programmed it to automatically set the keyboard the way I want when power is applied. I only need to wait for smaller components to arrive so I can store it all inside the keyboard. It's such a great keyboard but I couldn't live with that stupid behaviour.
post #726 of 1497
Razer BWU Stealth remembers your setting of the backlighting.
I personally do not fancy backlit keyboard as the lighting is often a distracting when playing fast-pace FPS.

Mionix has the most comfortable brightness. The Blue from Razer and Ducky are very bright even at lowest setting.
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Deck remembers the settings too.
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Originally Posted by IronChef;15391209 
It doesn't turn red when you press it? It should be unlit when it's off, same as ScrLk and NumLk.

Yes I have not noticed it redface.gif

I feel I should add - this is an very good keyboard!!!!!!!
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Not saving the LED settings is pissing me off.

It looks like the onboard electronics turn off the LED driver circuitry when the USB host disconnects, so it won't stay lit when the computer is off even when the USB port is still supplying stand-by power. When the host connection is restored, it still resets the LEDs, even though power was never lost! This is just weak!

I can control the brightness and LED mode with a microcontroller, but it won't work after a soft reboot or with a system supplying stand-by power. This is because the keyboard is 'intelligently' pretending to turn on and off based on the data connection to the host. I'm using the application of power to the USB port to trigger the microcontroller, but power is never actually lost in typical usage, so the microcontroller never knows when to reapply the settings.

I can only get it to work the way I want by disabling USB stand-by power, or using a USB HID passthrough device, like a complicated micro-controller setup, a USB keylogger, or a KVM. This works by making the keyboard never lose its host connection, and a microcontroller can apply the LED setting at the first power on. The LEDs would be on even when the computer is turned off.

I think I'll just give up and return to the Deck once again. A real shame. This keyboard could have been great.
Edited by IronChef - 10/21/11 at 7:25am
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In case anyone is interested, here's a picture comparing the Ducky Shine with the Deck Legend.

ducky2.jpg
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