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Help! My Ducky Shine II has gone ducky on me!

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Dear OCN, What in the world do you make of this



It happens only on my computer, I've had the keyboard plugged in my ThinkPad W700DS at work for 5 hours, nothing happened. Come home, plug it in, within 20 minutes, this happens.

A little backstory too:

About 4.5 months ago, my QPAD MK-85 backlighting died all of a sudden. The keys would work, but I'd have no backlighting whatsoever. They just flicker out and never come back. No matter where I plugged em. I contacted QPAD, who are in Sweden, and they agreed to ship me a replacement. Well, the replacement comes in. Things are happy, no issues, for about 2 months. Then, you guessed it, the backlighting died AGAIN. And I had to contact QPAD yet again, and they were utterly surprised, as anyone would really. This is very odd. Anyway, they agree to ship me another replacement. I send, my original replacement back to them and now I'm waiting for their 2nd replacement unit to arrive here.

Meanwhile, frustrated with QPAD, I decided to opt for the Ducky Shine II, and after 2 days of my purchase. This starts happening. I am now wondering if there could be a voltage issue with my motherboard, that is causing a short, or a malfunction in these keyboards. But what doesn't make sense is my mouse has never had issues, nor did my external drives that are plugged in. Or my K400r.

So is it a mad coincidince that I get a triple whammy? Or do I have an evil motherboard burning any LED mechanical keyboard i plug into it... lol

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post #2 of 6
This happens sometimes with my blackwidow ultimate. It also happened when i had a deathadder 2013, whenever it was plugged in it would have the lights flash and the mouse would not work. I no longer use either of those peripherals and the problem is gone. Try uninstalling random drivers you have on your pc for other gear you might have.
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I'm waiting for a replacement that Josh from MK.com sent me. The exact same Ducky Shine II. It should be here this Monday.

If the replacement produces the same effects, here's my gameplan:

A. Re-image Windows 7 to a fresh state, and try.

if presists:

B. Swap current PSU with spare to eliminate it from the list of causes.

if presists:

C. Replace motherboard.

if presists.. well, I'm just going to dig a hole and bury myself in it.

That's pretty much all I have left up my sleeve. Replacing the motherboard will suck major nuts due to the fact that I cannot buy it anymore, and will more than likely have to move to a mediocre Z77 due to me needing a PCI slot for my Xonar ST.
post #4 of 6
I would look for Drivers and proper grounding.

I had a similar situation with my pc a while back. had the same " USB connect and disconnect" sound for my keyboard and front panel USB devices. Turned out to be that I had a grounding issue with my motherboard and case. I would also check to make sure the rear I/O is grounding propery as well.

One keybaord doing is could have been a QC slip through. but 2 doing that same thing? Let us know what happens with the third when it comes in.
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Originally Posted by mwl5apv View Post

I would also check to make sure the rear I/O is grounding propery as well.

I'm only aware of the fact that that PSU does all the grounding. I know the metal legs that I install between the case and the motherboard keep the motherboard away from any contact with the case. I also have installed the I/O Shield between the back ports and the case. Besides that I'm not away of any further methods of ground the motherboard.

Would love to know if there's something I have not done yet.

Cheers
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[quote name="xentrox"

I'm only aware of the fact that that PSU does all the grounding. I know the metal legs that I install between the case and the motherboard keep the motherboard away from any contact with the case. I also have installed the I/O Shield between the back ports and the case. Besides that I'm not away of any further methods of ground the motherboard.

Would love to know if there's something I have not done yet.

Cheers[/quote]

I am not sure where the bad ground was to be honest with you. I ended up taking the entire computer apart and putting it back together. Doing that stopped the random connect and disconnect.

A bit later I did have to replace my PSU due to random restarts and low voltage on the 12c rail.. However, the USB is powered by the motherboard. And if it was indeed the PSU acting up I'm sure there would be something else going on as well.

Any idea when your next replacement will arrive?

And you said you haven't had any issues with any other peripherals. Have you tried the keyboard in other USB ports? Or any other perphs in the port your keyboards have been/are connected to?
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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