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Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition

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Does anyone else have this keyboard, and major problems with it ?

i bought one a good few months back, and for the first month or so it was fine.

then keys stopped working, randomly.

id be playing a game or just typing and suddenly the D key would just go.

i then realised to fix this i needed to unplug it and plug it back in, then depending on the game restart it.

then i started having a problem where the keyboard wont turn on.

it happens at POST, which is really annoying if i need to load windows as i have grub and often find it boots into linux cause my keyboard cant do anything.

i have to hit the keyboard from the back a few times before itll start working.

and if i have the media keys set to a player i have installed, the keyboard has a habbit of randomly opening the player, and just skipping through my library.

so i went over to the razer site after realising the NORMAL lycosa's had all these problems and that you just had to send them your serial number, and if you fell in the range of serial's with the known problems, you got a replacement.

on the page i read about this, there were commnents from other mirror users with my exact problem, and someone from razer saying the mirror lycosa cant have the problem because it was produced after the problem was fixed.

evidently not the case.

i sent an email to razer, including my serial number, the fact it's a mirror, and the fact it's having all these problems.

this was about 3 or 4 months ago.

im yet to recieve anything back.

out of inpatience, i read up a fix for it (taking it apart and removing a screw that's in the way and causes the touchscreen to go mad), but it didnt change a thing.

infact ive done it twice, because i thought i mustve done something wrong the first time, but it still didnt work.

so now im stuck in a position where i cant send it back, and ive wasted ?70

as far as im concerned, no one should ever buy this keyboard.

it seems like a hit or miss as to whether yours is actually going to work properly!

:crazy::

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I've had issues with Razers equipment not working at boot-up. I believe it has something to do with the very high power requirements that their stuff requests. They attempt to max the USB specification with almost everything they sell and at post when you have a few USB devices sharing the same host controller there are times where the amount of power being requested just isn't enough which causes their devices to not work at boot-up unless you unplug and plug them back in or deactivate and then reactivate them from device manager.

I've witnessed this the most with their 5.1 Surround Sound headsets and their Mice but I've heard of it happening with others on their Keyboards as-well and only at Post. I've personally had this happen on no less than 4 different Motherboards and 2 separate Laptops so I know this is an issue with Razers stuff.

Something to note. I get my Razer 5.1 Surround Sound headset to come on every single time at post if I leave its Blue LED lighting off.

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I have the same keyboard they've had problems from the start, the first batch of lycosas they released had a lot of problems but they were supposed to have been fixed so I went and bought one and the touchpad doesn't even work, the problem is it's not worth the money sending it back just to get the touchpad fixed, luckily razers drivers are quite good so I bound all the media keys to the keypad.

When I reported the problems I got a response back the next day, Razers always been pretty fast to respond, still it's the last time I buy any thing from Razer, shame I liked their mice.

Definitely WOULDN'T recommend buying one

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**** i was just about to buy one :p Cheers guys

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Theirs nothing special about the keyboard to make it worth the price it's nothing more than a cheap keyboard with a backlight and a media touchpad nothing that makes it worth the price it doesn't even have anti ghosting for all the keys, I'm not even sure how you clean the keyboard I don't think you can even remove the keys. :no:

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hmm Vice, after you said about them trying to max out the power specifications for USB, i unplugged my 360 controller and webcam at boot.

it still didnt turn on, but it came on quicker than it usually does.

i had to hit the back of it, the past week or so its taken a good 5 minutes of me booting and hitting the back of it before it actually comes on.

it worked first hit this time though ;)

it just annoys me how it was perfectly fine for the 30 days i had to send it back, and then straight after starting going haywire.

i might take it apart and just unplug the touch screen, i never use it and it seems to be the source of most of the problems i think.

so jealous of my friend right now who came to my house on friday and spent a grand and a half on a pretty nice computer.

he got a G19 :(

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Well, i bought one (Lycosa Mirror) a week ago or so, but had to return it because it was defect.

It had all the problems the early batch had (led flashing, random keys stop working, touch pad don't work).

My keyboard was a 'new batch' KB (serial started with MT09), and it's a shame that Razer still have some bad Lycosa keyboards in production.

I've send it back now, and will hopefully get a refund.

After a detailed explanation to the online-shop i bought it from, they refunded the money 2 days later.

I like Razer's mice, but i will never touch their keyboards again.

Now i have an apple wired instead (i wanted a keyboard without all the extra mediakeys and all that bs)

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so jealous of my friend right now who came to my house on friday and spent a grand and a half on a pretty nice computer.

he got a G19 :(

The G19 is crazy, a keyboard that uses a power adapter is going too far.

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The G19 is crazy, a keyboard that uses a power adapter is going too far.

Yeah, the entire keyboard is nothing but a gimmick that you won't even use for the most part. The only part that interest me is the color changing back lighting on the keyboard.

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The G19 is crazy, a keyboard that uses a power adapter is going too far.

holy ****, i didnt know it needed it's own plug :| lmao

i thought itd just be normal USB.

come to think of it, it has a screen.

i feel quite silly now for not realising USB cant power a screen.

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After a detailed explanation to the online-shop i bought it from, they refunded the money 2 days later.

I like Razer's mice, but i will never touch their keyboards again.

Now i have an apple wired instead (i wanted a keyboard without all the extra mediakeys and all that bs)

same, i do quite like their mice, but i also will never be going near a razer keyboard again.

and ill try to make sure my friends dont ethier.

saitek's keyboards are pretty reliable though.

i had one for YEARS, and gave it away when i got this razer and its still going on my friend's computer.

another freind bouht a saitek one aswell and it seems alot tougher and more sturdy.

my I and G keys just died, had to unplug it and plug it back in and beat it before theyd work again :crazy:

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i have that keyboard the media touch at the top don't work. cba to get a replacement because i will never use it

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I have the same keyboard they've had problems from the start, the first batch of lycosas they released had a lot of problems but they were supposed to have been fixed so I went and bought one and the touchpad doesn't even work, the problem is it's not worth the money sending it back just to get the touchpad fixed, luckily razers drivers are quite good so I bound all the media keys to the keypad.

When I reported the problems I got a response back the next day, Razers always been pretty fast to respond, still it's the last time I buy any thing from Razer, shame I liked their mice.

Definitely WOULDN'T recommend buying one

Hmm....I bought my Mirror Edition when it first came out and I've never had any problems with it. Typing on it right now...

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Hmm....I bought my Mirror Edition when it first came out and I've never had any problems with it. Typing on it right now...

youre lucky then !

we could swap if you want, just to show you how infuriating it is! ;)

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It seems to happen randomly, however the problem I have with the keyboard is keeping it clean!

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While it's a somewhat old thread, I feel people should know that the problems STILL persist. A few days ago I bought the MT09 series of the non-mirror and within 12 hours had issues of keys not responding and requiring a reboot or replug to work. I've already contacted Razer about the issue and after pointing out how their canned responses are of no help, they finally agreed that RMA is the best option.

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Hi.

i am going to buy this keyboard maybe.

Did u get it RMAed????

is the problem there in the new ones??

the same key stucking and all or is it fixed for good?

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While it's a somewhat old thread, I feel people should know that the problems STILL persist. A few days ago I bought the MT09 series of the non-mirror and within 12 hours had issues of keys not responding and requiring a reboot or replug to work. I've already contacted Razer about the issue and after pointing out how their canned responses are of no help, they finally agreed that RMA is the best option.

I had the same issues. However I made sure all new drivers were installed (v3 I think it is now). Just make sure you leave the task bar icon running (don't disable it), also there's an option that disables hotswitching.

No problems for 3 weeks now.

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Ive had the keyboard for almost a year. No issue.

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