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I've read a lot about it on forums. And now some of the keys of my friend's K95 leds just got busted as well. I don't want this to happen with my K70.. Is this pretty common?
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its not common, but it is a potential issue.

good news is they are fixable if you have the tools and are brave enough to try it.

I would check through your warranty first.
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its not common, but it is a potential issue.

good news is they are fixable if you have the tools and are brave enough to try it.

I would check through your warranty first.
Yeah but i have a cheap A4tech keyboard with blue leds that still works after 2 years of use, no signs of failing. But this $130 keyboard with dying leds.. smh

I just bought my K70 recently but thinking of selling it after reading a lot of this issue.

Do you think Ducky keyboards have this same issue?
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Yeah but i have a cheap A4tech keyboard with blue leds that still works after 2 years of use, no signs of failing. But this $130 keyboard with dying leds.. smh

I just bought my K70 recently but thinking of selling it after reading a lot of this issue.

Do you think Ducky keyboards have this same issue?

I'm not sure about the Corsairs as not many people I know have them.
Both my mate and I haven't really had any "Dying" problems with our Duckies though and my mate has had 2 (He didn't like the cherry red's in the end and went with browns).

Mine has the occasional issue where it doesn't get enough power and cuts out, but you just replug it. It's probably a motherboard issue moreso to be honest.

I love the quality of mine, but really the LED's fall under warranty and you should just send it back if anything happens.
 
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I'm not sure about the Corsairs as not many people I know have them.
Both my mate and I haven't really had any "Dying" problems with our Duckies though and my mate has had 2 (He didn't like the cherry red's in the end and went with browns).

Mine has the occasional issue where it doesn't get enough power and cuts out, but you just replug it. It's probably a motherboard issue moreso to be honest.

I love the quality of mine, but really the LED's fall under warranty and you should just send it back if anything happens.

for your dying ducky issue, plug it into a powered usb hub first, should be a cheap and easy fix.

ducky has better build quality and a better PCB, so no. I would say issues would be much less with them.
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for your dying ducky issue, plug it into a powered usb hub first, should be a cheap and easy fix.

ducky has better build quality and a better PCB, so no. I would say issues would be much less with them.

Yeah, it's because it needs more power. It only happens if i leave the PC on overnight with the light cycle on, or if i have the brightness up. Neither of which i really do as the keyboard is SUPER bright even on the second lowest setting.

And I turn it off overnight to save the LED's.

Thanks for the help + idea though. +Rep
 
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hey guys so i bought a ducky mx brown but i feel like the keys are harder to press than the k70 mx brown. and the spacebar/backspace keys feels like clunky. i don't know how to describe it but its not smooth like the k70.

also i'm not sure if the keycaps coating of the ducky is better than the k70, but the feel is slippery unlike the ones in k70 that has a rubberized feel like in my g400 mouse.
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There might be a slight difference in the stabilizers. But I think they both use the cherry style stabs. But since it's new it does need a little bit of a break in period to lighten up a bit.

As for the key caps. Both stock caps suck. Get some nice pue plastic ones.
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There might be a slight difference in the stabilizers. But I think they both use the cherry style stabs. But since it's new it does need a little bit of a break in period to lighten up a bit.

As for the key caps. Both stock caps suck. Get some nice pue plastic ones.
Ok i'll give it a time. I hope this one doesn't have the LED issues.
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