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post #1 of 6
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Hey guys, just hooked up the BWU....my god its a dream to type on. With the keyboard you get four connectors - 2 USB, one mic jack and one headphone jack. However i plugged in only the two USBs (thinking that is all it needs to power it.....actually one USB is for the hub so technically i thought i should only have to plug in one USB) as i am not going to be using a mic or headphones and the darn thing didnt work. It only worked once i had plugged in the headphone and mic jacks too?? My headphone and mic are set to be in the front panel of the case too so i cant even use them as they are plugged in anyway. This is a little annoying. Am i doing something wrong here? Should i need all four cables connected or has someone only got one or the two USBs?

I also have onboard sound disabled in BIOS as i have a soundcard so i have no need for the mic and headset.

Thanks!
Edited by 8564dan - 7/21/11 at 6:09am
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post #2 of 6
You should only need the USB cables plugged in. You can usually get away with only plugging in the keyboards USB cable, the other one tends to be a passthrough to the USB ports... they aren't interchangeable, you'd need the correct one plugged in. I don't own a BW, so it's possible they are still using the second USB to draw power and want it plugged in.

However, the audio cables should not need to be plugged in for the keyboard to work... try unplugging them with the PC on and see if the keyboard stops working.
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That's pretty strange I just got my BWU and it works perfectly with just the main usb plugged in.
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post #4 of 6
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That's pretty strange I just got my BWU and it works perfectly with just the main usb plugged in.
Same here. I've had my BWU for a while now and never had to plug the headphone or mic in.
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post #5 of 6
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Just updating you all here. I only have one USB plugged in. Its wierd though that when i put one in at first it didnt work. Maybe i had to allow Windows to recognise it properly 1st. Oh well, all is good now
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post #6 of 6
same here
all u need is the one for the keyboard to work, still lights up
the usb pass through doesn't detect all devices, most should work though
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