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Razer firmware update swapped keys on BlackWidow

Q: Razer firmware update swapped keys on BlackWidow

I have a Razer BlackWidow keyboard Recently I downloaded and installed the latest version of Razer s Synapse on update keys swapped firmware Razer BlackWidow to try and fix this issue I was having with my Naga Lo and behold my Naga issues Razer firmware update swapped keys on BlackWidow were fixed but another problem emerged The new version of Synapse added support for the BlackWidow and also upgraded the firmware But after the upgrade my Windows and Alt keys have been swapped so when Razer firmware update swapped keys on BlackWidow I press one I get the other The only way I ve been able to fix it so far is to use SharpKeys to switch the keys back around but when I connect another keyboard that keyboard now has its Windows and Alt keys swapped It s not that big Razer firmware update swapped keys on BlackWidow of a deal but I do swap to a quieter keyboard late at night from time-to-time and I would really prefer to have it fixed without having to rely on a workaround like this I ve check around and I can t find any information about this issue and Razer s support website is completely useless as usual Likewise I haven t had any luck so far with downgrading the firmware either Does anybody have any idea on what I could do particularly other BlackWidow owners nbsp

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Can't you just go into Synapse and assign the Windows key to the Alt key and vice versa? All the keys are programmable and hopefully this wouldn't affect your other keyboard.
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Shut it down and dissassemble it as much as you are comfortable doing, then put it in front of a fan. A space heater on the lowest setting if you have one.

Unfortunately for you, you did about the worst thing possible after spilling a drink on it. You should not have tried to turn it back on. You should have left it off until you were reasonably sure everything was dried inside, and you should have tipped it upside down to get all the liquid possible out of it asap.

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Hi, I personally don't understand you problems exacty..
What is the that device? is a flash or something else.
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Reply that then we will see how to help you...
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TheCase said:

Everytime I launch IE it freezes
everytime I launch up firefox it just doesnt load up
although I can connect to Skype fine and update software.
Click to expand...

1+2 are real issues that *can* impact you regardless of the network settings, so you may go thru a lot of work and still have issues left over :sigh:

What has changed? Did you install hardware/software or tweek some settings?
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If it were me I would use system restore (it works better from safe mode) to go back to before you installed the driver that messed you up.
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Floppy drives with cables are less than $4.00 around these parts... maybe that is the best way to go for a six year old motherboard.

Hard to believe that board is Dual Core Ready? or that it is 5 or 6 years old. Tell us more?

you want to be very careful flashing a BIOS if you have never done it before... That is a certain way to ruin a motherboard, unless you have a good manual or guidance... for first timers.
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have you tried rolling back you drivers.

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1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

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On some motherboards removing the battery, in and of itself is not enough. You need a jumper. List the model number of your motherboard.
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