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hi, trying the "infinite" effect I realized that the LEDs do not light up in the right sequence.

Fans 1,2 and 3 (on the front of the case starting from the bottom (in pull)) work correctly.

Fans 3,4 and 5 (3 and 4 on the liquid cooling on top and 5 on the back (in push))do not work properly.

How can I set them correctly?

In theory they should be turned upside down ???

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Use the fan rotation function within "Lighting Set-up" for that RGB channel. It's a little "arrow turn" picture inside the fan UI element. It turns in 90 deg increments, so two clicks for the top fans.

 

See also:https://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=194853

 

Obviously I have tried in every possible position.

In neither position they coincide. the only position would be to put the liquid cooling fans upside down

if you have looked at the images you will have noticed that the leds on icue correspond to the positions on the fans :(

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Obviously I have tried in every possible position.

In neither position they coincide. the only position would be to put the liquid cooling fans upside down

if you have looked at the images you will have noticed that the leds on icue correspond to the positions on the fans

 

There is no explanation of what you have or have not tried in your original post. It's a circle with 4 possible enter/exit points. The fan rotation turns this 90 deg each time. This is not the most challenging of puzzles. You also have a horizontal/vertical toggle within the Infinity effect.

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If you are asking if you can essentially FLIP the fans in the iCUE software so the back of the fan acts like the front and the front like the back, the answer is no you would need to physically flip the fan at that point.

 

Trying every possible combination the 3 front fans work perfectly.

The 2 upper and the rear one work synchronized with each other but rotating them with the icue (in the way they are not physically positioned).

 

All together they do not work well unless as you say they physically turn, or rotate them on icue in a strange way. But so the infinite effect works almost correctly and the other effects don't work correctly.

I attach 2 videos (gif)

the first shows the fans correctly configured in icue.

In the second I configured them in the "wrong way"

 

It would be nice to be able to turn the fans upside down from icue, and be able to select the fans for each different profile

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Your "wrong way" is the correct set-up for that specific lighting effect.

 

The fan lighting works as you would expect. The pre-programmed effect starts at either the "top or bottom" of the fan in reference to the label sticker. Like most people, you have positioned your front fans with the cable on the MB wall side which puts them with the label right side up, "bottom of the fan" on the bottom and the "top" on top. You've done the same for the top fans with the cable on the MB side (as most would) but this puts the "top" of the fan meeting the top of the front fans and thus the problem (->-> <-<-). In your original CUE lighting set-up picture, you have the rear fan mis-aligned with the top fans. Since those three fans are physically going the same direction (bottom to top to bottom to top... etc), they need to have their rotation orientation going in the same direction, whatever you decide. This why your "iCUE OK" video is actually wrong and the effect is doing the wrong thing on the rear fan.

 

No matter how you physically orientate the fan, you always can rotate specific fan(s) to the chain correctly going bottom to top (or top to bottom) across your entire series. What you can't do is disassemble the fan and put the left on the right and the right on the left while also doing the same thing to top and bottom. It is not possible or practical to make each fan an exact geometric replica of another that is in a different physical position. While this easily remedied for sequence direction through the 1-6 fans, it cannot make them symmetrical on the left/right sides. I suspect that is what you are really trying to describe. Ironically, the Infinity effect you referenced is the one that does not matter in regard to left/right symmetry because it is a serpentine effect and that weaves through the fans. It does not really matter if the left side of the top fan is lit while the right side of the front fan is lit since that is the intended effect and these zones are never active at the same time. Where it gets more complicated is something like rotary stack. You can rotate the fans so the start/end point of the color change rotation is in the same point relative to your physical position. However, this would require you set the fan rotations specifically for that rotary stack effect and it would likely not be suitable for a different type of effect that moves sequentially though the fans. That makes it impractical for those users who cycle through a few dozen lighting profiles per day, but possible permissible for those that stick the one effect for a while.

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Your "wrong way" is the correct set-up for that specific lighting effect.

 

The fan lighting works as you would expect. The pre-programmed effect starts at either the "top or bottom" of the fan in reference to the label sticker. Like most people, you have positioned your front fans with the cable on the MB wall side which puts them with the label right side up, "bottom of the fan" on the bottom and the "top" on top. You've done the same for the top fans with the cable on the MB side (as most would) but this puts the "top" of the fan meeting the top of the front fans and thus the problem (->-> <-<-). In your original CUE lighting set-up picture, you have the rear fan mis-aligned with the top fans. Since those three fans are physically going the same direction (bottom to top to bottom to top... etc), they need to have their rotation orientation going in the same direction, whatever you decide. This why your "iCUE OK" video is actually wrong and the effect is doing the wrong thing on the rear fan.

 

No matter how you physically orientate the fan, you always can rotate specific fan(s) to the chain correctly going bottom to top (or top to bottom) across your entire series. What you can't do is disassemble the fan and put the left on the right and the right on the left while also doing the same thing to top and bottom. It is not possible or practical to make each fan an exact geometric replica of another that is in a different physical position. While this easily remedied for sequence direction through the 1-6 fans, it cannot make them symmetrical on the left/right sides. I suspect that is what you are really trying to describe. Ironically, the Infinity effect you referenced is the one that does not matter in regard to left/right symmetry because it is a serpentine effect and that weaves through the fans. It does not really matter if the left side of the top fan is lit while the right side of the front fan is lit since that is the intended effect and these zones are never active at the same time. Where it gets more complicated is something like rotary stack. You can rotate the fans so the start/end point of the color change rotation is in the same point relative to your physical position. However, this would require you set the fan rotations specifically for that rotary stack effect and it would likely not be suitable for a different type of effect that moves sequentially though the fans. That makes it impractical for those users who cycle through a few dozen lighting profiles per day, but possible permissible for those that stick the one effect for a while.

 

 

 

That's exactly what I meant :)

I have specific profiles for specific programs and therefore it is unthinkable to physically turn the fans.

It was something I was trying to do because I am compiling so many profiles to share and it would have been nice to add some effects but I will not add at this point.

Thanks a lot.

 

I take this opportunity. My LS100s when I turn off the PC no longer turn off automatically. Could you tell me why?

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I've had the LS100 get stuck on after a BIOS update. A lot of motherboard have a "USB charge while off" (S5 state) function and this can keep LED accessories turned on. On Asus boards this is in the Advanced BIOS -> Advanced Tab -> Onboard devices. I did not have a Z170 from Asus, so I can't be sure if that board features this or not.

 

It also could be a simple glitch. If it is still on after shutdown, try turning it off with the power switch on the small console where the USB plugs in. That should turn it off.

 

If it is really being difficult, set your Hardware lighting for the LS100 to 0,0,0 Static Black. Then it will turn off the moment CUE closes during the shutdown process.

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I've had the LS100 get stuck on after a BIOS update. A lot of motherboard have a "USB charge while off" (S5 state) function and this can keep LED accessories turned on. On Asus boards this is in the Advanced BIOS -> Advanced Tab -> Onboard devices. I did not have a Z170 from Asus, so I can't be sure if that board features this or not.

 

It also could be a simple glitch. If it is still on after shutdown, try turning it off with the power switch on the small console where the USB plugs in. That should turn it off.

 

If it is really being difficult, set your Hardware lighting for the LS100 to 0,0,0 Static Black. Then it will turn off the moment CUE closes during the shutdown process.

 

I try..On or OFF its the same :(

From one day to another LS100 dont turned on when shoutdown pc.

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