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XArmor U9BL Backlight Off w/ Standby?

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Hello All. I have a backlit U9BL mech keyboard, running through a PS2 port and the backlight being powered through separate cable to a USB port.

I like to use hybrid sleep on Win7. When I put my PC to sleep, the LEDs on my keyboard stay on for some reason. (Conversely, the lights on my mouse turn off like I want them to.) And when the machine wakes, oddly the keyboard LEDs turn off, so there must be some sort of signaling going on.

Is there any way to have the backlight on my keyboard turn off on standby/sleep, and resume on wake?
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post #2 of 7
XArmor didn't program the controller right to deal with the PC turning off. An annoying oversight.

See what happens if you plug the keyboard itself in through a USB port.
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Huh. Well that did the trick. I thought all the power management went through the other cable so this was a bit unexpected. Thanks Phaedrus.
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Another WIN for USB.

In general USB allows you to better program in firmware things like macros, key remapping, and other nifty tricks like this.
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Another WIN for USB.

In general USB allows you to better program in firmware things like macros, key remapping, and other nifty tricks like this.
hard to do with PS2's interrupt based signaling.
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Too bad the OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide doesn't list any benefits of USB.
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Too bad the OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide doesn't list any benefits of USB.
Lot of advantages and lot of disadvantages.
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