Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
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To put it simply, the CTRL mechanical keyboard has it all. Constructed with a solid aluminum frame with a built-in switch plate, it’s stable and fortified Read More

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Exi_30
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Nov 25, 2020
Ive had my crtl for a little under a year now, and only incounterd 2 problems. My first problem being the right usb c port has stopped working, took it apart to look at it, and when I plug it in there is a red light that flashes on the pcb. My second problem that is really annoying me and what I came here for. There are 2 keys on my keyboard (crlt and End) are lighting up a different color then the rest. For example, if I have the rgb on white, the 2 keys will light up a yellow. I really want to know how to fix this; can someone please help?
Hikash
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Nov 24, 2020
Is anyone else getting a high pitched whine coming out of their keyboard? I've been hearing this for months wondering if my ears were just playing tricks on me, but I finally figured out that it's this keyboard. I only hear this with the leds on, and most notably on the all-blue color (oddly, I don't really hear it when it's all white -- every other setting seems to trigger the sound at least some). I'm curious if this is normal, or if it's a defect with the board.
Hikash
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Nov 24, 2020
Bummer. Here are the test results (spoiler: nothing really makes this sound go away, other than turning off the leds)
  • Happens with either the key lighting or under lighting (the under lighting is quieter)
  • Dimming the keyboard lowers the volume, but it's still present. If 0 is all the way off, and 1 is the next brightness level, then it's not really audible until you get to 2
  • This occurs with my laptop (with and without dock), and a desktop.
  • This does occur with a different cable (usb-c on both ends).
Just as a sanity check, I also checked my old razer chroma, and I can't hear anything from it -- so probably not super hearing. :)
(Edited)
Thanks for testing. I've encountered sporadic reports of LED whine, but it'd be nice to be able to compare people's hardware and usage conditions. I think the best option would be a return for replacement if you cannot live with LED whine (doesn't seem to affect basic functionality).
loffire
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Nov 12, 2020
about a week into using the CTRL keyboard my [ key is not working. I assigned it to insert since I don't use that as often but is there a fix to this or will I have to exchange this for a new unit (I'm assuming I can)?
Remove the switch and check it for damage. Check the socket for an abnormally large gap (relative to working switches) between the contacts. Try a new switch and/or open up the back of the keyboard, find the socket in question, and carefully use tweezers to pinch the contacts closer together so that they maintain reliable contact with the switch pins.
PLF1
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Nov 11, 2020
Is anyone else’s order stuck in Indiana?
ShrinivasKR
1
Nov 11, 2020
Mine was for like 5 days but I just received it today.
XeTyon
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Nov 10, 2020
Hello guys, is there any way to make this keyboard compatible with VIA? I have read that QMK is kinda compatible with it, if you add some lines but has anyone done this?
ishypnophobic
1
Nov 9, 2020
Just bought the CTRL and am very happy with it--however I have encountered an issue. I successfully edited/flashed my firmware using the Configurator here, I edited some keys and the default LED pattern (so when it powers back on, the LEDs are on the pattern I picked). This is the issue I am encountering: After flashing my firmware, the keyboard works perfectly except for the FN+A key (which I did not change). The aforementioned key combination does not change the LED pattern any more. Can I have help with this?
It's normal behavior. A custom LED setting replaces the default patterns.
ishypnophobic
1
Nov 11, 2020
@erickong @Elbert Thanks for this insight--I had replaced the whole kb's LED colours. Thanks again for the responses, I really appreciate it.
sleachga
1
Nov 5, 2020
Hi all, I am trying to flash my device on a mac and after holding fn + b my device never turns back on. I end up with the following error: "Error: Could not find a valid device port!". This was working initially so I'm worried the driver is busted now. Please help! After I unplug and plug back in the device wakes up again and is usable. Here is the output, I started specifying the port: ➜ ./mdloader_mac --port /dev/cu.usbmodem141201 --first --download massdrop_ctrl_config_ctrl__default_17642.bin -v --restart Massdrop Loader 1.03 Massdrop Loader Copyright (C) 2018 Massdrop Inc. This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY Scanning for device for 60 seconds .Opening port '/dev/cu.usbmodem141201'... Success! Configuring port...  Get config... Success!  Set config... Success! Setting normal mode... Success! Write: [w41002018,#] Closing port... Success! Opening port '/dev/cu.usbmodem141201'... Success! Configuring port...  Get config... Success!  Set config... Success! Setting normal mode... Success! Write: [w41002018,#] Error: Could not find matching device ID! Closing port... Success!
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sleachga
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Nov 10, 2020
I ended up going full programmer route with QMK and fixing it. Thanks anyways.
amoss
1
Oct 29, 2020
Hi all, first time poster here. Can someone provide me with any info the type of leds that are on the tray strip? I have one that has a burnt out red cluster. I tried asking Drop support but Brett R. was about as helpful as a stoned Walmart employee. Thanks for any info.
phrostbyt3
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Oct 28, 2020
Hey guys, I was using the DROP configurator to change my ALT keyboard LEDS but just get this code. mdloader_windows.exe --first --donwload applet-flash-samd51j18a.bin --restart 'mdloader_windows.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Any help as to how to fix or get my LED profile running would be great!
1) Did you download the loader application and have it in the same folder as the applet file and your downloaded configuration file? 2) You need to flash your configuration file, not the applet file. https://drop.com/talk/9382/how-to-configure-your-ctrl-keyboard/2486201
HeckinBork
2
Oct 24, 2020
Has this keyboard been updated to support onboard memory yet? It is one of the reasons I am deciding not to if it hasnt been added yet. If not, what needs to be changed to allow for this?
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