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Old 11-14-2014, 07:51 PM
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Default Firmware Discussion (RGB Keyboards 1.15 / RGB Mice 1.16)

Hi all, we have a new firmware available.

Please go to Settings -> Device -> Update Firmware and your device will be updated with new firmware. For K65/K70/K95 RGB keyboards, this will be version 1.15 and M65 RGB/Sabre Optical/Sabre Laser mice will be version 1.16.

This is a significant firmware update that resolves many of the issues that have been commonly reported including LED(s) staying on during PC Sleep Mode. We recommend that everyone update their peripheral(s).

Corsair Gaming RGB Keyboards (K65 RGB / K70 RGB / K95 RGB)
Firmware 1.15 Release Notes

  • Disabled keyboard lighting when no USB activity and system is off or asleep (an issue for systems with USB ports powered when shut down).
  • Resolved issue with keyboard waking system from sleep.
  • Rapid Caps/Num/Scroll key presses will no longer cause a CUE malfunction.
  • Resolved CUE timeout issues.
  • Resolved issue with LED brightness changing on key press while the keyboard is in BIOS mode.
  • Resolved issue with the firmware update process and certain USB drivers (that are also handling slow USB devices like card readers).
  • Resolved issues between CUE and Steam application with certain system configurations.
  • Miscellaneous improvements to keyboard integration with CUE.

Corsair Gaming RGB Mice (M65 RGB/Sabre Optical RGB/Sabre Laser RGB)
Firmware 1.16 Release Notes

  • Corrected Angle Snapping issue.
  • All mice should now wake system from sleep on left/right button press.
  • M65 RGB scroll wheel now displays the proper color on both sides of the wheel.
  • Resolved issues between CUE and Steam application with certain system configurations.
  • Miscellaneous improvements to mouse integration with CUE

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Old 11-14-2014, 08:05 PM
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Awesome, installed on my K70 RGB, going to go boot up Linux and see if it resolves the issues with BIOS and GRUB.

EDIT:
Nope.
The keyboard didn't work in BIOS or GRUB. I spammed DEL at the BIOS logo screen after rebooting from Windows but to no avail, it booted normally into GRUB where the keyboard provided no input and I had to fall back on an old Dell to select Linux. I then flipped the selector switch (from "1" all the way to "BIOS") but the keyboard did not appear to do anything and key input was still ignored. Flipped switch back to "1" and booted Linux, no response at the login prompt. I waited at least a minute as it often takes 10+ seconds to identify but still nothing. Unplugged and plugged back in (USB 3.0 port, single connector) and it was detected after reconnecting. Still took 10+ seconds to become functional, but I am typing on it now.

I have the old K70 as well, and it has no issues operating in BIOS at all, even in "1" mode. I never have to switch the BIOS selector switch on it to do anything, and when I do switch it it seems to respond immediately while the RGB does not. I read that Scroll Lock LED should blink in BIOS mode, but switching the selector switch causes no such behavior. At least the brightness didn't randomly cycle while trying to type, that is fixed.

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In Linux I m ble to switch into BIOS mode, but certn letter isn't working for some reson. Guess which one it is? It still took severl seconds to be detected. Cn I type cpitl ? Guess not. QWERTYUIOPSDFGHJKL:ZXCVBNM<>? qwertyuiopsdfjkl;zxcvbnm,./

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Old 11-14-2014, 08:38 PM
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I might be wrong but most computers I work with on a daily basis does not support a keyboard in the USB3 port during system boot up.

So doing things like entering the bios or choosing OS on startup simply doesn't work with any keyboard in a USB3 port.

Have you tried doing the 2x USB2 port option and then see what happens?
*edit* Looked at your sys specs and if you are still on the old X58 platform it for sure shouldn't let you use the keyboard in the usb3 port. I have the same issue on a daily(hourly) basis hooking up my kvm to usb by accident and not being able to do anything on computers during boot up.
The rest of the problems you have I can't speak for but I hope that little bit helps?

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Old 11-14-2014, 08:48 PM
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Ok, I plugged it into a USB2.0 port and it does work in BIOS mode. It's still flaky though, it seems that it won't actually reset into BIOS mode by flipping the switch, I have to flip the switch and then reconnect for it to actually take affect. I'm left it in BIOS mode and it worked in Linux right away, but the scroll light flashing makes this not a suitable permanent option. It also doesn't respond to LED commands in BIOS mode.

So I just flipped the switch to the "1" position and am now typing on my spare KB because it's not responding. It did appear to "reboot" (LEDs shut off and came back on, Scroll Lock stopped blinking) but now it's unresponsive. Kernel log (dmesg) shows:

Code:
[  252.971936] usb 5-2: USB disconnect, device number 2
[  253.338978] usb 5-2: new full-speed USB device number 3 using uhci_hcd
[  254.012109] usb 5-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1b1c, idProduct=1b13
[  254.012112] usb 5-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  254.012114] usb 5-2: Product: Corsair K70 RGB Gaming Keyboard
[  254.012115] usb 5-2: Manufacturer: Corsair
[  254.012116] usb 5-2: SerialNumber: 0703E027AE399127533F44B6F5001942
[  254.221119] input: Corsair Corsair K70 RGB Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.2/usb5/5-2/5-2:1.0/0003:1B1C:1B13.0009/input/input20
[  254.221217] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B13.0009: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair K70 RGB Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1a.2-2/input0
[  289.158874] usbhid 5-2:1.1: can't add hid device: -110
[  289.158887] usbhid: probe of 5-2:1.1 failed with error -110
[  324.101821] usbhid 5-2:1.2: can't add hid device: -110
[  324.101834] usbhid: probe of 5-2:1.2 failed with error -110
So I can either have it work in BIOS by connecting it to USB2.0 or I can have it work in Linux by connecting it to USB3.0, or I can have it work in both with no LED control. Why can't it just work in all 3? There's obviously still some USB initialization issue going on.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:59 PM
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Sidenote, Pretty sure its by design that you have to unplug it before/after making any changes to the hw mode switch for it to take effect.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:08 PM
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Not on the original K70. Just plugged mine in. It's currently in "1". Now to switch tio BIOS. Now it's back up and running almost instantly. LEDs flickered briefly and Scroll Lock is now flashing. Now switching back...And we're back, another brief flicker and Scroll Lock is off. Kernel log says:

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[ 1519.060700] usb 7-2: new full-speed USB device number 4 using uhci_hcd
[ 1519.221678] usb 7-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1b1c, idProduct=1b09
[ 1519.221681] usb 7-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 1519.221683] usb 7-2: Product: Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard
[ 1519.221684] usb 7-2: Manufacturer: Corsair
[ 1519.226830] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.0/0003:1B1C:1B09.000A/input/input21
[ 1519.226921] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.000A: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input0
[ 1519.229766] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.1/0003:1B1C:1B09.000B/input/input22
[ 1519.229854] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.000B: input,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Device [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input1
[ 1519.232723] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.2/0003:1B1C:1B09.000C/input/input23
[ 1519.232853] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.000C: input,hidraw5: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input2
[ 1546.663196] usb 7-2: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 1547.650071] usb 7-2: new full-speed USB device number 5 using uhci_hcd
[ 1547.809073] usb 7-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1b1c, idProduct=1b09
[ 1547.809076] usb 7-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 1547.809078] usb 7-2: Product: Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard
[ 1547.809079] usb 7-2: Manufacturer: Corsair
[ 1547.813246] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.0/0003:1B1C:1B09.000D/input/input24
[ 1547.813433] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.000D: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input0
[ 1547.816154] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.1/0003:1B1C:1B09.000E/input/input25
[ 1547.816397] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.000E: input,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Device [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input1
[ 1547.819094] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.2/0003:1B1C:1B09.000F/input/input26
[ 1547.819238] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.000F: input,hidraw5: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input2
[ 1572.431159] usb 7-2: USB disconnect, device number 5
[ 1573.358150] usb 7-2: new full-speed USB device number 6 using uhci_hcd
[ 1573.519084] usb 7-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1b1c, idProduct=1b09
[ 1573.519087] usb 7-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 1573.519089] usb 7-2: Product: Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard
[ 1573.519091] usb 7-2: Manufacturer: Corsair
[ 1573.524253] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.0/0003:1B1C:1B09.0010/input/input27
[ 1573.524359] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.0010: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input0
[ 1573.527163] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.1/0003:1B1C:1B09.0011/input/input28
[ 1573.527247] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.0011: input,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Device [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input1
[ 1573.530124] input: Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb7/7-2/7-2:1.2/0003:1B1C:1B09.0012/input/input29
[ 1573.530230] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B09.0012: input,hidraw5: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair K70B Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-2/input2
Which shows it clearly disconnects/reconnects when I flip the switch even though I didn't unplug it. This is on USB2.0.
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yeah steam keeps crashing on me on start up as well
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Suggestion: The software should notify you when a firmware update is available.
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Suggestion: The software should notify you when a firmware update is available.
It does (Or did for me)
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:47 AM
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Suggestion: The software should notify you when a firmware update is available.
It didn't notify me? I check the corsair forums everyday though.

Wanted to say awesome james. New firmware fixed all my issues. cheers
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Great response and a great update!! Almost perfect.
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Thank You. I have updated and performed some quick tests. Indeed the power off does now correctly turn off the lights. Will try some Steam games later and provide further updates.
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making new updates available to download instead of depending on your **** software that fails to check for a update would be nice. Also now I can't update it with old firmware versions that used to work after downloading the new CUE....
hmmmm can't quite get your problem. Seems to work for me. Perhaps you can go in and delete the old installs and start fresh.
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So my keyboard now works slightly better with my system (after updating CUE and firmware) - however it is far from perfect. Here is a list of issues;
-If plugged in via USB3.0, demo mode will show when PC is off.
-Direct mode selection switching does not work at all - very very frustrating.
-Even if direct mode selection was to work, it would be useless as there is no way to set up an action so that mode selection and key press is recognised, ie SelectMode1 + keypress.Q
-Still experience issues with keyboard not working properly at startup (lighting does not work and apart from key use, the keyboard seems unresponsive) - even after updating CUE and firmware and using alternative fixes.
-No mute key indicator - not a big issue but a bit annoying
-Saving to device memory does not save anything from what I have experienced.

Hope these issues may be fixed soon as I am starting to regret buying this keyboard altogether.

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So my keyboard now works slightly better with my system (after updating CUE and firmware) - however it is far from perfect. Here is a list of issues;
-If plugged in via USB3.0, demo mode will show when PC is off.
-Direct mode selection switching does not work at all - very very frustrating.
-Even if direct mode selection was to work, it would be useless as there is no way to set up an action so that mode selection and key press is recognised, ie SelectMode1 + keypress.Q
-Still experience issues with keyboard not working properly at startup (lighting does not work and apart from key use, the keyboard seems unresponsive) - even after updating CUE and firmware and using alternative fixes.
-No mute key indicator - not a big issue but a bit annoying
-Saving to device memory does not save anything from what I have experienced.

Hope these issues may be fixed soon as I am starting to regret buying this keyboard altogether.
1.) Disable any type of USB power charging on your motherboard and demo mode will not come on. We're thinking of removing the demo mode entirely since most people find it a distraction and it seems many of the motherboards go outside of USB spec and continue to provide power on by default.

2.) How are you setting the direct mode switching? This sounds like a separate bug.

3.) This isn't a bug but a feature request that would require a substantial overhaul to the software.

4.) What motherboard and BIOS version do you have? This seems to happen intermittently on different motherboards.

5.) I'll make sure to ask why we can't set an indicator on the Mute Key.

6.) Saving to device memory only saves the performance settings (polling, windows lock key preferences) and static background color.
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