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Brand new Noppoo Choc Mini Reds from Amazon -- doesn't work?!

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Just got my Noppoo Choc Mini Reds after I noticed Amazon was carrying these.

Unfortunately some of the keys are not sending the correct keystroke!

For example, here's three rows of normal keystrokes with the Noppoo keystrokes below:

q w e r t y u i o p [ ] \
q w e r t y 4 5 6 * [ ] \

a s d f g h h j k l ; '
a s d f g h 1 2 3 - '

z x c v b n m , . /
z x c v b n 0 00 . +

I wonder if the Amazon keyboards are not legit?

Any advice if this can be fixed? I've tried using a PS/2 adapter, and tried the keyboard on 3 different Windows computers but they all do the same. (Windows 7, XP)

For some reason the Num Lock light is permanently on too once booted into into Windows.

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Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Noppoo-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard-Switches/dp/B0091QOCNA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1350707292&sr=8-2&keywords=noppoo+choc+mini
post #2 of 7
It might be a firmware bug or something you might want to try this on a different computer and see if the problem persists
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I figured it out!

My mind was fixated on how odd it was that the Num Lock was permanently on. Then it occurred to me. Why the hell does a tenkeyless keyboard have a Num Lock? So what would happen if I turned Num Lock off?

Well, all the keyboards I have are tenkeyless, so I opened up the Windows 7 on-screen keyboard and turned off Num Lock. Done deal!

Still weird that this keyboard has a Num Lock. That said, this thing is definitely sweet to type on. My Filco blues has some competition!

Edit -- I should follow up that my only complaint is space bar is not consistent like the rest of the keys. It's flimsy. Guess I'll need to find some dampeners O-rings or something..
Edited by velocd - 10/19/12 at 9:57pm
post #4 of 7
Just curious...won't Fn + PrtSc also toggle Num Lock? The way it works with my Noppoo (though mine's a Tank rather than a Mini) is that when a keycap has printing on the side, it refers to what it does with Fn pressed.
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post #5 of 7
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Ahhhh, I didn't even notice that. You're right it does toggle it.
post #6 of 7
Haha same thing happened to me when I first got it. I ended up just programming numpad to print screen so I wouldn't need the function key for it.
post #7 of 7
Hahaha same thing happened to me for a few minutes.

This thing is definately sweet though, my fingers are flying across the keyboard and the small footprint is nice not to mention the function keys lining up with the number keys makes it a breeze to hit all my hotkeys in MMOs.

Let me know when you find a set of o-rings and how they work, I would be interested in doing that myself if it helped tighten up some of the keys.
 
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