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Hi i just got my first corsair product and i decided to get the corsair strafe RGB from recommendation from a friend. I'm really excited about it and i'm loving the light customization. I've noticed from the beginning of playing with the lights on rare occasion a seemingly random key will flicker off and then back on, or sometimes a random color that isn't involved on the key. It only occurs for a split second when it goes off/on but it concerns me. Is my product defective? I've ready online that it might be a firmware issue since its in beta? I notice this happening maybe once or twice every 20-30 minutes. Looking for any and all help because I am LOVING this keyboard otherwise and would really like it to be perfect.

 

Thanks for any and all help

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My firmware is 2.20.72, I wasn't actually sure if that was a beta version or not, I downloaded it off the corsair website.

 

Just like MrThreat said above, there is no flicker issue on any static color. When using rainbow waves is when i see the occasional flicker.

 

Is this a firmware issue? Loving this keyboard so much btw i really don't want it to be a problem with it.

 

Thanks

 

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Here is a profile i am noticing the flickering on, for example. It is a very small profile with a soft rainbow gradient and a soft rainbow wave, as well as one on-key ripple layer.

https://ufile.io/ye8zs

 

 

Edit#2:

 

I'm starting to think it might be happening only when the CUE software is open & being tinkered with or was recently tinkered with. Will keep looking for more signs.

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My firmware is 2.20.72, I wasn't actually sure if that was a beta version or not, I downloaded it off the corsair website.

 

Just like MrThreat said above, there is no flicker issue on any static color. When using rainbow waves is when i see the occasional flicker.

 

Is this a firmware issue? Loving this keyboard so much btw i really don't want it to be a problem with it.

 

Thanks

 

Edit:

 

Here is a profile i am noticing the flickering on, for example. It is a very small profile with a soft rainbow gradient and a soft rainbow wave, as well as one on-key ripple layer.

https://ufile.io/ye8zs

 

 

Edit#2:

 

I'm starting to think it might be happening only when the CUE software is open & being tinkered with or was recently tinkered with. Will keep looking for more signs.

Keep me informed I am curious to know if the flickering can go away.

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It not on the same keys its random, but it appears to depend on the rainbow wave or rainbow gradient. Static is no issue.

 

To be honest I haven't seen it happen in a while and coincidentally haven't toyed with the software in a while. I think its correlated and i'm probably speaking too soon but i hope i never see it again lol

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It not on the same keys its random, but it appears to depend on the rainbow wave or rainbow gradient. Static is no issue.

 

To be honest I haven't seen it happen in a while and coincidentally haven't toyed with the software in a while. I think its correlated and i'm probably speaking too soon but i hope i never see it again lol

 

same for me, haven't put a rainbow effect on the keyboard so I would not know if its a temporary issue like midget4567 said.

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Hey MrThreat,

 

It sounds like we have the exact same problem. I am using soft rainbow waves and gradients in custom profiles. You should try a soft rainbow profile like the one i posted above and then restart your PC after tinkering in the software and check it out for a while after to see if you notice any flickering still. Im thinking its a firmware issue because the keys are random when they do flicker, and I don't notice it happening after a restart from tinkering with the software. Although, its still possible that its a hardware issue with the circuitry that dictates all of the light patterns with the keys. I'm still keeping a close eye and I hope it never becomes an issue again.

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I'm getting this for over 2 years on my Strafe RGB. It seriously tilts me that Corsair don't seem to care either... After being a firm corsair customer since the days they only did memory. I have to say that I'll have to go for a brand change, as I had problems with my Void headset too.
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