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2 years ago#1
I noticed that even when my PC is off, my backlight won't turn off. This never happened with Windows 7, so I was wondering if there is some option that I can change to fix this in either Windows settings or K95 settings (I assume this is an issue with Corsair's software).
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2 years ago#2
You think that when your pc is off, that windows is keeping the lights on? xD

The issue is your bios and something to do with usb power settings. Lots of newer mobos have a charging functionality where usb ports still provide power even when in standby.
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2 years ago#3
lol. I feel dumb now. :P

Anyways, it was once I switched to Windows 8, so I dunno why it was happening since then.

All of my USB ports keep a charge when my PC is off, but the backlight has never stayed on on my KB.
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2 years ago#4
Well if you want to get rid of it, you can locate the setting in the bios and turn it off.

Deep S5 Mode
ErP Compliance

Are a couple settings that are responsible for that functionality. Unfortunately each bios vendor may have their own terminology if those aren't listed.
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2 years ago#5
I assume that these will shut off my USB ports while my PC is off?

I still want to charge my headset and mouse and phone.
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2 years ago#6
Ah yeah they would. If you want to charge and not have the light on your keyboard hit the red ring button once to turn off the backlight.
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2 years ago#7
Yeah, I guess I'll just do that. Thanks. Was really just trying to see what the cause of it was.
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2 years ago#8
BIGGESTPS3FAN posted...
Yeah, I guess I'll just do that. Thanks. Was really just trying to see what the cause of it was.


TBH I think you are either remembering wrong or maybe hit the backlight button before. There is no software related reason as to why it would change its lighting behavior.
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2 years ago#9
I've had the keyboard since the day it came out and I can't remember a time where the backlighting stayed on. I keep it on throughout the day and never shut it off, which is why it stands out so much to me that it stays on now.
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2 years ago#10
Did you maybe install a firmware update? Is there a mode where the corsair software automatically turns ON the backlight when loaded up?
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