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Offline ranunky

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #600 on: Thu, 29 November 2012, 15:17:47 »


Bought at Scan.co.uk.


Scan.co.uk have reds in stock with UK layout.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #601 on: Thu, 29 November 2012, 16:30:33 »
Excellent

Thanks for that, being looking for a shop that ships to Ireland with reds :)

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #602 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 09:40:43 »
Finally got my Quickfire Red (no labeling, no Storm-key), and the goddamn left ALT doesn't work. Colour me MAD.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #603 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 16:31:53 »
Check the cable is plugged in properly, try (gently) unplugging and replugging it a couple of times.

Try the keyboard on a different computer.

Try a different USB cable.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #604 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 17:30:22 »
Has that problem been reported as a cable issue? hard to imagine a single switch failing because of a cord.

#'s with that same problem are disturbingly high.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #605 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 17:49:32 »
Has that problem been reported as a cable issue? hard to imagine a single switch failing because of a cord.

#'s with that same problem are disturbingly high.

No it is not a cord issue.

The numbers seem high only because it affected one shipment batch (1/10 boards in one shipment we received), so its not necessarily high overall, just very concentrated during a short run.

We will be happy to replace it and I do apologize for any inconvenience..

Costar has identified the issue, apologized a million times and we changed a few SOPs for QC. Rest assured this will not happen again.

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Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #606 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 18:23:56 »
This kind of direct feedback is invaluable. Carter is da man!!1!!
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #607 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 19:44:21 »
Carter to the rescue!

I ended up buying a Rosewill but this kind of service makes me really want to buy a QFR.   I did not buy a QFR (yet) because I needed a numeric keypad and I was pretty sure I could find a bug in their keyboard controller.  And I did not want to spend 12 hours debugging their controller chip. 

But Carter is dam cool so I will probably take the plunge before long.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #608 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 21:03:50 »
Yeah, Gogo Carter!

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Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #609 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 21:30:47 »
On a related note, does the rubberised coating on the case wear away any quicker than plain plastic? Not that I have used mine much, but.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #610 on: Fri, 30 November 2012, 22:28:34 »
Is there anyway I could get a Rapid Red without labeling in Australia?

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #611 on: Sat, 01 December 2012, 14:06:01 »
Check the cable is plugged in properly, try (gently) unplugging and replugging it a couple of times.
Try the keyboard on a different computer.
Try a different USB cable.

Reseated cable, unplugging a few times (cold boot). Haven't tried different cable or PC yet, nor the PS2 adapter. It seems weird that either of these would make a single key fail intermittently. I did try manipulating the switch with no key, that had the ~same rate of misfires as with the keycap in place.



No it is not a cord issue.

The numbers seem high only because it affected one shipment batch (1/10 boards in one shipment we received), so its not necessarily high overall, just very concentrated during a short run.

We will be happy to replace it and I do apologize for any inconvenience..

Costar has identified the issue, apologized a million times and we changed a few SOPs for QC. Rest assured this will not happen again.

I'm assuming this is referring to the same problem I'm having? It's weird, it will fire 9 out of 10 times and then go back to 0 out of 10; hell hath no fury like an ALT-key scorn.

This is in Euroland, however. Is there an official statement of some kind I could refer the seller to? RMA checks tend to be really pedantic, and I would imagine my finicky ALT key would pose some problem (imagine if you will a tech pressing it 5 times in a 9 out of 10 streak; LOL dis werks customer dumb pay us monies).

Should I contact my closest Coolermaster regional office instead?


TotalChaos: I would have thought I would never miss my numpad, but I think I might have to purchase a standalone. It seems I've been using it a lot more often than I can recollect, predominantly the enter key right next to my mouse hand (hitting it with my thumb for list entries and paste actions).


Otherwise I am really pleased with the QFR. Been typing on it for a few hours since yesterday. I keep applying too much force, although that has improved somewhat. I've considered O-rings already.

My only complaint is the funky font, but that's really a taste issue and can easily be remedied. It looks great without the labeling.

« Last Edit: Sat, 01 December 2012, 14:22:57 by lrch »

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #612 on: Sun, 02 December 2012, 02:19:26 »
Has that problem been reported as a cable issue? hard to imagine a single switch failing because of a cord.

#'s with that same problem are disturbingly high.

No it is not a cord issue.

The numbers seem high only because it affected one shipment batch (1/10 boards in one shipment we received), so its not necessarily high overall, just very concentrated during a short run.

We will be happy to replace it and I do apologize for any inconvenience..

Costar has identified the issue, apologized a million times and we changed a few SOPs for QC. Rest assured this will not happen again.
Since I've taken my board apart several times (and I have the pictures to prove it) as well as ordered it from Taiwan when they very first came out, (and it's probably more than a year old) I consider my warranty to be not available. Is there any information as to what actually causes the issue? I'm keen on repairing mine.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #613 on: Mon, 03 December 2012, 18:18:40 »
Ordered mine last Friday, got free 2 day shipping via Prime. Shipped from the Amazon warehouse in  Phoenix.
Got a Cherry MX Blue version.

No branding :D

EDIT: Oh, and also the left alt seems to work fine.
« Last Edit: Mon, 03 December 2012, 18:28:01 by WhipeeDip »

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #614 on: Tue, 04 December 2012, 13:23:04 »
Mine arrived just now.

No branding, MX red, absolutely gorgous.

Will take a bit of time to get used to being such a smaller board, but so far, absolutely lovely :)


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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #615 on: Tue, 04 December 2012, 14:34:06 »
Yer makin my Rosewill jealous  :))
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #616 on: Tue, 04 December 2012, 14:39:33 »
Any word on those unbranded cases Carter? :D
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #617 on: Tue, 04 December 2012, 15:01:02 »
Those legends and especially media keys seriously remind me of keyboards from the 80s which had custom chunky graphics characters on them.  So retro :)

(Says a QFR owner who has already replaced most of the keycaps.)
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #618 on: Wed, 05 December 2012, 22:32:06 »
I've got the CM QuickFire Rapid with Black switches coming in from Amazon for Christmas.  We'll see if it has no labeling.  The ones with MX Blue from my local MicroCenter had labeling.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #619 on: Wed, 05 December 2012, 22:57:53 »
I just got the brown version without labeling from amazon. Kinda liked the CM win key more though.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #620 on: Wed, 05 December 2012, 23:21:40 »
I just got the brown version without labeling from amazon. Kinda liked the CM win key more though.


Welcome to Geekhack!

If you ask nicely, someone here will probably give you some CM Win keys.
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Re: Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #621 on: Wed, 05 December 2012, 23:31:27 »
I just got the brown version without labeling from amazon. Kinda liked the CM win key more though.


Welcome to Geekhack!

If you ask nicely, someone here will probably give you some CM Win keys.
Thanks for the warm welcome! :D

I will have to keep that in mind. ^-^

Unfortunately, I won't have much time to play with it until the weekend. My roommate's won't be too supportive if I wake them up with my new present. >:D

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #622 on: Thu, 06 December 2012, 02:57:42 »
Browns are not noisy, unless you bottom out (i.e. slam the key all the way down).  The switches actually activate about half way down, and with a bit of practice you can get used to just pressing the keys half way down.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #623 on: Thu, 06 December 2012, 03:17:46 »
Browns are not noisy, unless you bottom out (i.e. slam the key all the way down).  The switches actually activate about half way down, and with a bit of practice you can get used to just pressing the keys half way down.

If you do though they are pretty noisy.  Almost as much so as Blues.  The Blacks seemed pretty quiet if you are bottoming out (which is why I am getting one with the Black switches.)  I figure I could use the model with the Black switches at school without too much of an issue (for my engineering classes.)

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #624 on: Thu, 06 December 2012, 04:04:31 »
You can also get O-rings, which dampens the sound somewhat when bottoming out.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #625 on: Thu, 06 December 2012, 08:37:11 »
Blacks are less noisy since they have a firmer spring.  If you type with the same force no matter the switch type, you hit the bottom with less force when you are using a stiffer spring.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #626 on: Thu, 06 December 2012, 12:10:25 »
I just got the brown version without labeling from amazon. Kinda liked the CM win key more though.

I don't particularly want or need the CM Storm logo ones but I'm using the ones that say CoolerMaster. Which did you want?

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #627 on: Thu, 06 December 2012, 17:21:43 »
I just got the brown version without labeling from amazon. Kinda liked the CM win key more though.

I don't particularly want or need the CM Storm logo ones but I'm using the ones that say CoolerMaster. Which did you want?
I was hoping to get the key shown in this picture:


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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #628 on: Thu, 06 December 2012, 17:25:38 »
I've had my eye on this keyboard for a while but would really prefer not to get the version with logos.  Newegg has it for $52 and Amazon has it for $66.  From what I can tell it looks like Amazon may still have some old stock with their blue switches, but I haven't heard anything about Newegg.  Does anyone know if either has turned over their old inventory yet?  Or is there a way for me to contact them and ask, would they know?

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #629 on: Fri, 07 December 2012, 11:29:10 »
I just got the brown version without labeling from amazon. Kinda liked the CM win key more though.

I don't particularly want or need the CM Storm logo ones but I'm using the ones that say CoolerMaster. Which did you want?
I was hoping to get the key shown in this picture:

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Yep, those are the ones I'm not using. I'd gladly send you them if you're willing to pay postage to wherever you live? (I'm from the UK)