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Jon808517
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Mar 29, 2017
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Anyone else feel like their IE is dropping key presses? At first I kinda wrote it off as me learning the new layout, but now I'm really starting to question if it is actually dropping key presses... I'd say I only type around 55 wpm, so I don't think I'm burning up the keyboard with my amazing speed. And it's not just the keys that live by the center where I sometimes overreach. It's keys all over. I have MX Clears. I know all of the keys work, just not on every press. If it's just me, then maybe it is in my head, but wanted to know if anyone else had that feeling as well.
Mar 29, 2017
J-Schweezy
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Mar 31, 2017
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I haven't noticed that with mine recently. For the first week after assembling it I would notice 20% of key presses for a certain key would be dropped. I fixed this by redoing the soldering for that keyswitch (just added more solder really).
Mar 31, 2017
Aru3
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Apr 3, 2017
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It's probably either a problem with the solder joints, or that you're just not used to the keyboard. I had a similar issue with one or two specific keys until I got used to using a mechanical keyboard, it doesn't seem to happen any more.
Apr 3, 2017
Jon808517
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Apr 3, 2017
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Thanks guys! It's not my first mechanical keyboard, so I think it's possibly the joints... I don't want to admit it, but it might be true. I suppose if it gets bad enough, I can open it back up and redo some of the lighter joints. It's not a huge inconvenience right now. I still spend more time correcting "z" "x" "c" and "v" miss hits than dropped keys, so maybe once I get that down, I'll worry about the other stuff. I don't know what it is about that bottom left row, but man, it's a real work in progress.
Apr 3, 2017
Aru3
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Apr 4, 2017
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Now I'm noticing more issues, where sometimes I hit quite hard, bottom out the key, and yet still it doesn't register, and it is getting very annoying. It seems to be lots and lots of keys doing this, and I'm not sure why, I think it might be defective switches? You're not imagining things... I think I'll have to get a key pressed all the way down, at a moment where it's not registering, with the whole thing opened up, and somehow test it with a multimeter at the same time to see whether it's a problem with the switch or not.
Follow up, it is not a problem with the switches. Even when I have a key held, which upon pressing did not create the desired letter, and upon being held is not spamming the desired letter... multimeter reads that the switch is working correctly. The switch is closed, yet the computer is not registering the key press. This is a major issue. I have had so many problems with this keyboard, from the atrociously defective stabilizers to the myriad problems being caused by the defective default firmware, and defective firmware being created by the configurator. That, or defective microcontroller, but firmware seems more likely. Dropping key presses is entirely unacceptable, I sent an email about the various gripes I have with the keyboard. Which is the firmware and the stabilizers. Edit again, there is also an issue of keys getting stuck in the pressed state when I'm gaming, especially tab (middle left for me) and WASD (corresponding to ,aoe on DSK layout).
Apr 4, 2017
SifakaMon
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Apr 5, 2017
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I gave up on shifting where I want ZXCVB to be and moved them one key to the right in my layout. That makes the 2U key on the left B which seemed off at first but I got used to it quickly. Then I made H and Y use the 2U to get another column of symbols on the right. Has really worked except that labeled key sets look off.
Apr 5, 2017
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