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Old 12-08-2010, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Some time back i bought a Microsoft Sidewinder X6 keyboard with a detachable number pad. I dont usually change it to the other side. Just recently, it stopped working correctly on the right side of the board and only works on the left side. when i start up the pc, there is no back lighting like the rest of the keyboard. after about 10 mins of sitting on the desktop or doing other things, it lights up. if i change the keyboard mode so that i should have green backlight, it takes like 10 min to register that i've changed it. It seems like it is lagging sevearly. i cannot type with it and cannot use the macros.

I have the latest software for it from the Microsoft website. Also, the volume nob lags a bit, maybe 2 seconds at the most. This problems never occured on my old windows xp computer. What is going on and how do i fix? Thanks for any help you guys can provide

EDIT: I am currently using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
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Default Re: Problem with MS Sidewinder X6 Keyboard

Could just be a misconnection within the keyboard. How long have you had this? Still under warranty?
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Hmm, possiby but ive had the keyboard for about a year and the numpad used to work just fine. How could anything have changed?
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Computer hardware can fail for reasons unknown. Something can last for a lifetime, something else can be DOA. Did you try this on a different PC?
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yes, i just did. No luck at all, same problem even without drivers installed.
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