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cweagans
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Oct 4, 2016
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Daisy chaining the keyboard halves seems not to work on my keyboard. Have I done something wrong? How can I start troubleshooting this? Both halves work individually when both are plugged directly into the computer.
Oct 4, 2016
JasonMiller
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Oct 4, 2016
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I didn't have any trouble with daisy chaining in either direction, the only gotca was that I could only flash the side directly connected to my usb.
now that I've moved to the office, I've got each side direct connect to the hub.
Oct 4, 2016
pcallaghan
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Oct 5, 2016
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Are you using the supplied cables? Have you tried swapping the cables? I know that the interconnect uses more wires (USB3) between the halves for communication but the connection to the PC only requires USB2. I wonder if you have either used the wrong cable or if you have a bad cable. There were earlier posts about some Phone Charging cables that are USB3, not having all of the pins connected.
Oct 5, 2016
Orxon
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Oct 5, 2016
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Cweagans,
My interconnect is fucky as HELL using included cables. I have to pull the Type C connector out just a millimeter if even that. If I do not, when initializing, the slave half does not light, respond to input, or change LCD content. If I pull it out a tiny bit, keystrokes work, but the LCD does not update. If I pull it out a tiny bit more than that, it works as normal. If I pull it out too far, the power pins drop and the slave side shuts off.
If I use EITHER cable or EITHER side as master, this occurs on either side acting as a slave, with 100% ability to recreate. Infuriating, but ill swap it to hard wired direct connection here eventually.
Oct 5, 2016
HaaTa
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Oct 5, 2016
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Can you try flipping the type c connector? This might be an issue with the connector soldering.
Oct 5, 2016
cweagans
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Oct 5, 2016
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Ha, apparently the solution to this problem is "Post about it on Massdrop." When I went back to try again with some different configurations (flipping the cables, swapping the cables, trying different order for the chaining, etc), it worked first try. I'm not sure what I did differently, but it seems to be fine now.
Thanks for your help!
Oct 5, 2016
SamPittman
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Oct 7, 2016
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I'm glad you got it working. Given the description and solution, I'm going to suggest "foreign matter on the contacts". You may have eventually cleaned it sufficiently by moving it repeatedly. I recommend cleaning things with alcohol or PCB cleaner.
One of my boards had a whitish substance on it, like flux residue or something. I cleaned it with PCB cleaner.
Cheers!
Oct 7, 2016
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