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Offline bakuretsu

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 22:31:36 »
That looks really nice! I had the same problem with the gap when I used to plate foam and the case foam. So once I took out the case foam the gap disappeared.

ahhh I see, still kinda weird tho hahaha. I'll have to try and see if that affects the sound of the board. Thanks!

Yup I see the exact same thing on mine, even just with the case foam and no pcb foam. Doesn't necessarily affect the experience for me though.

Well, the foam that goes between the plate and the PCB is designed to not interfere with the distance between the two. If it wasn't, the switches wouldn't be able to be installed. That means it should have zero effect on the clearances between the top and bottom halves of the case.

Sucks that they apparently messed up the case foam thickness that badly, though.

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #151 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 22:34:24 »
It's also because there are no screws on that part of the case. It wouldn't be that big of a problem if that was the case.

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #152 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 09:24:40 »
How many stabilizers are needed for this board?

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #153 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 09:28:05 »
How many stabilizers are needed for this board?
5 2U stabs. I personally don't use any though.

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #154 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 09:35:04 »
How many stabilizers are needed for this board?
5 2U stabs. I personally don't use any though.

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Are they pcb mount?

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 09:58:37 »
How many stabilizers are needed for this board?
5 2U stabs. I personally don't use any though.

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Are they pcb mount?
It should. I only have screw ins.

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #156 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 20:31:58 »
WoB Katakana PBT on the Maja is a 10/10 from me, babes
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Offline limepie

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 00:10:37 »
Very Nice, sucks about the foam I only have a slight gap.
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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #158 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 21:43:39 »
First GB keyboard and love it :D

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #159 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 23:42:42 »
seems like kbdfans did a good job on production/qc. we need R2. there are over 600 on the waitlist!

Offline Coneree

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #160 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 10:31:09 »
Very Nice, sucks about the foam I only have a slight gap.
(Attachment Link)

Could you show pics of the gap yours has?
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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #161 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 15:43:38 »


Finished mine today. Really happy with how it came out  :D

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 16:00:46 »
GMK Camping R2 looks so nice on this board!

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #163 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 18:26:50 »
:)

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #164 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 10:38:59 »
Has anyone else had any issues with the default setup not allowing the 2nd layer to operate.  I think it should be the key to the left of M but from default it comes up as delete key.  Any suggestions?
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Offline bakuretsu

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #165 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 12:57:17 »
Has anyone else had any issues with the default setup not allowing the 2nd layer to operate.  I think it should be the key to the left of M but from default it comes up as delete key.  Any suggestions?

There was some funkiness with that area of the hot-swap PCB in mine too when I first tested it. Just flash the default hex file (for the version you have, either soldered or hot-swap) from the VIA downloads page. Then you can use VIA to fix that area and add any other functionality you want.

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #166 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 16:05:09 »
Has anyone else had any issues with the default setup not allowing the 2nd layer to operate.  I think it should be the key to the left of M but from default it comes up as delete key.  Any suggestions?

There was some funkiness with that area of the hot-swap PCB in mine too when I first tested it. Just flash the default hex file (for the version you have, either soldered or hot-swap) from the VIA downloads page. Then you can use VIA to fix that area and add any other functionality you want.

Thank you.  I was going to do that but wanted to make sure before.
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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #167 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 08:32:20 »
It appears my unit is affected from the screw hole issue. Two holes are untapped and one isn't threaded correctly, all from the top section of the top mount.
Since this is my first mk, will this be a problem? Any suggestion?

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #168 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 08:43:43 »
It appears my unit is affected from the screw hole issue. Two holes are untapped and one isn't threaded correctly, all from the top section of the top mount.
Since this is my first mk, will this be a problem? Any suggestion?
You should contact KBDfans to let them know.

Their contact info is in their FAQ page: https://kbdfans.com/a/faq

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #169 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 09:17:52 »
It appears my unit is affected from the screw hole issue. Two holes are untapped and one isn't threaded correctly, all from the top section of the top mount.
Since this is my first mk, will this be a problem? Any suggestion?
Contact KBDfans.. last time there was a guy with the same problem.. and KBDfans sent him a new top

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #170 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 09:22:44 »
Guys, How do you put the Maja into bios update mode for QMK Toolbox.  I can't find any manual or instructions online.
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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #171 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 09:29:25 »
Guys, How do you put the Maja into bios update mode for QMK Toolbox.  I can't find any manual or instructions online.
There's a reset button on the back of the PCB. It's a little circle. Once you have QMK toolbox open, the right hex file selected, and your PCB plugged in, hold down that button for a few seconds until QMK toolbox says it's been reset. Then you can flash it.

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #172 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 10:52:25 »
Guys, How do you put the Maja into bios update mode for QMK Toolbox.  I can't find any manual or instructions online.
There's a reset button on the back of the PCB. It's a little circle. Once you have QMK toolbox open, the right hex file selected, and your PCB plugged in, hold down that button for a few seconds until QMK toolbox says it's been reset. Then you can flash it.

Much appreciated.
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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #173 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 01:42:14 »
Is there a way to solder an rgb strip to the back of the soldered pcb?

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #174 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 11:08:10 »
The Maja is complete and feeling really solid and great to type on.  I used Kiwi's and they enhance the solid response from the board that it naturally offers.  Topped off with GMK Ursa, this build has turned out better than I expected.



« Last Edit: Fri, 27 November 2020, 11:09:55 by hottrout »
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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #175 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 13:50:53 »
Hey, my maja came assembled. Is there a way to reboot and flash the keyboard with a space+b function? I cant get that shortcut to work for me.

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #176 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 14:42:10 »
I was able to grab an extra from the KBDFans Black Friday sale. I appreciate the plate files being provided, but what is the plate thickness? Is it 1.5mm?

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #177 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 15:22:50 »
Hey, my maja came assembled. Is there a way to reboot and flash the keyboard with a space+b function? I cant get that shortcut to work for me.
Disconnect usb.. hold esc while re plugging the usb

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #178 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 15:23:16 »
I was able to grab an extra from the KBDFans Black Friday sale. I appreciate the plate files being provided, but what is the plate thickness? Is it 1.5mm?
Yes .. 1.5

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Offline blockchainwizard

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #179 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 02:15:39 »
You should contact KBDfans to let them know.

Their contact info is in their FAQ page: https://kbdfans.com/a/faq

Contact KBDfans.. last time there was a guy with the same problem.. and KBDfans sent him a new top

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Thank you both for your help. I did reach out to KDBfans support but they didn't offer me a replacement top.
I ended up building it anyway to check if it's sturdy enough without 3 screws or if there's too much flexing.
It doesn't look problematic at the moment, so I'm a bit relieved.

One last thing: Vulcan this board is amazing, really sparked my love for custom mk so thank you for your work on the Maja!

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #180 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 09:53:47 »
I snagged one from the KBDfans sale but I didn't realize the PC boards have that inherent flaw of the gap :(

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #181 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 10:28:39 »
I snagged one from the KBDfans sale but I didn't realize the PC boards have that inherent flaw of the gap :(
Can you elaborate? What flaw?

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #182 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 10:55:11 »

Can you elaborate? What flaw?

If you look at the previous posts in this thread you will see that the PC version has a gap on the back end of the case where there aren't any screws. Some are severe while others not so much but the fact is the gap is there. Apparently this is an inherent flaw of just turning a design made mainly for aluminum to PC without changes. Could have been seen with protos but I don't know if they did it.

The pic isn't mine but yeah this is what you might expect on a PC Maja
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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #183 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 02:43:38 »

Can you elaborate? What flaw?

If you look at the previous posts in this thread you will see that the PC version has a gap on the back end of the case where there aren't any screws. Some are severe while others not so much but the fact is the gap is there. Apparently this is an inherent flaw of just turning a design made mainly for aluminum to PC without changes. Could have been seen with protos but I don't know if they did it.

The pic isn't mine but yeah this is what you might expect on a PC Maja

I too was fearful of this but after receiving my PC Maja, I had no gaps and no issues like any reported in this thread. By chance, did you not pat down the foam that touches the back side of the PCB? I made sure that was as flat as possible before assembling the case since I saw some people report gaps.

Thanks Vulcan, the product came out really great!
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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #184 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 05:07:05 »
I just wanted to take the time to post my findings on the Maja.  This keyboard might just end up being the best board of 2020 and that is saying a lot.  It is superbly well made, heavy/solid and feels of quality but that is not the thing that makes it.  I suggest that anyone building theirs should build with Tactiles and don't worry about them being noisy, the Maja has the heft to deal with them.  The Maja produces a wonderful positive base for good tactiles to perform at their best.  Try lubing some pandas or kiwis for this board.  Your typing will become less harsh, more fluid and positive.  The end result is that you want to type even more than normal.  The position of the keys is dare I say it, almost perfect.

The Maja has surprised me, I expected a good Ergo for the collection, but what I got was a daily driver.
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Offline bubbletea

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #185 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 07:51:39 »


I too was fearful of this but after receiving my PC Maja, I had no gaps and no issues like any reported in this thread. By chance, did you not pat down the foam that touches the back side of the PCB? I made sure that was as flat as possible before assembling the case since I saw some people report gaps.

Thanks Vulcan, the product came out really great!

Will definitely take note of that when I receive and build my PC Maja this Friday!

Offline Coneree

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #186 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 09:54:36 »


I too was fearful of this but after receiving my PC Maja, I had no gaps and no issues like any reported in this thread. By chance, did you not pat down the foam that touches the back side of the PCB? I made sure that was as flat as possible before assembling the case since I saw some people report gaps.

Thanks Vulcan, the product came out really great!

Will definitely take note of that when I receive and build my PC Maja this Friday!

Good luck! I followed this vid and had zero issues:
Current Rotation:
Space65 v2 | Maja Ergo | SC Alice | NK65 Purple | ID80 | Massdrop Alt HP

Offline Pilot0350

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #187 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 21:59:55 »
Guys, How do you put the Maja into bios update mode for QMK Toolbox.  I can't find any manual or instructions online.
There's a reset button on the back of the PCB. It's a little circle. Once you have QMK toolbox open, the right hex file selected, and your PCB plugged in, hold down that button for a few seconds until QMK toolbox says it's been reset. Then you can flash it.

Much appreciated.
How did you get it to work? I'm still having no luck getting mine into reset mode following the instructions above and get the bellow message in QMK config whenever I attempt to reset it or even just flash the default settings. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? 257011-0

Offline superuser41

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #188 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 22:16:47 »
Guys, How do you put the Maja into bios update mode for QMK Toolbox.  I can't find any manual or instructions online.
There's a reset button on the back of the PCB. It's a little circle. Once you have QMK toolbox open, the right hex file selected, and your PCB plugged in, hold down that button for a few seconds until QMK toolbox says it's been reset. Then you can flash it.

Much appreciated.
How did you get it to work? I'm still having no luck getting mine into reset mode following the instructions above and get the bellow message in QMK config whenever I attempt to reset it or even just flash the default settings. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? (Attachment Link)

Follow the driver installation instructions here: https://beta.docs.qmk.fm/using-qmk/guides/driver_installation_zadig. You also probably don't want to use id80 firmware on your maja PCB.

Offline Pilot0350

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #189 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 23:04:38 »
That was it, thank you a thousand times! Apparently I had the wrong driver installed somehow. And thank you for noticing the nuance in the photo, I realized I had uploaded a misleading screengrab after the fact but I assure you I tried it correctly the first time. Anyways, for those of you who might be having this same issue follow the link provided above and follow the instruction but here's what fixed mine:

Make sure you have the latest version of Zadig,
open Zadig,
hold esc key on keyboard and plug it in,
click "options" in Zadig,
Select "List All Devices",
In the dropdown select "ATm32U4DFU",
Then to the right of the green arrow (if not green do not attempt to install a driver!) select "libusb-win32" and NOT: WinUSB,
select "replace driver",
once finished, unplug keyboard,
open QMK toolbox (close and reopen if already open),
select .hex file you wish to flash,
hold esc key and plug in keyboard,
flash

I assume it's the same if the keyboard didn't have a driver on it to begin with either. And once again superuser4, thank you for saving my evening with your help.

Offline CrimHaxx

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #190 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 21:13:00 »
Will there be a R2? I missed out on getting one in the Black Friday sale :(

Offline prangano

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #191 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 01:11:43 »
Can someone take a pic of the solder PCB breakout pins that are left of the usb port when upside down? I just want to see the labels. Working on a plan to add an rgb strip to my future maja

Offline CGreat

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  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #192 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 10:59:51 »
I just wanted to take the time to post my findings on the Maja.  This keyboard might just end up being the best board of 2020 and that is saying a lot.  It is superbly well made, heavy/solid and feels of quality but that is not the thing that makes it.  I suggest that anyone building theirs should build with Tactiles and don't worry about them being noisy, the Maja has the heft to deal with them.  The Maja produces a wonderful positive base for good tactiles to perform at their best.  Try lubing some pandas or kiwis for this board.  Your typing will become less harsh, more fluid and positive.  The end result is that you want to type even more than normal.  The position of the keys is dare I say it, almost perfect.

The Maja has surprised me, I expected a good Ergo for the collection, but what I got was a daily driver.

Thank you for adding this perspective. I built my Maja with lubed pandas, and the board has been phenomenal. I'm fairly new to the hobby, so it's nice to know that this is an outlier in terms of build/sound quality vs. expectations. I was worried it was bias from upgrading from a Tofu, but it seems that this board is just really good :)

Offline hottrout

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #193 on: Fri, 11 December 2020, 05:15:55 »
I just wanted to take the time to post my findings on the Maja.  This keyboard might just end up being the best board of 2020 and that is saying a lot.  It is superbly well made, heavy/solid and feels of quality but that is not the thing that makes it.  I suggest that anyone building theirs should build with Tactiles and don't worry about them being noisy, the Maja has the heft to deal with them.  The Maja produces a wonderful positive base for good tactiles to perform at their best.  Try lubing some pandas or kiwis for this board.  Your typing will become less harsh, more fluid and positive.  The end result is that you want to type even more than normal.  The position of the keys is dare I say it, almost perfect.

The Maja has surprised me, I expected a good Ergo for the collection, but what I got was a daily driver.

Thank you for adding this perspective. I built my Maja with lubed pandas, and the board has been phenomenal. I'm fairly new to the hobby, so it's nice to know that this is an outlier in terms of build/sound quality vs. expectations. I was worried it was bias from upgrading from a Tofu, but it seems that this board is just really good :)

The sound of it is what really brings joy. Right?
Current Daily Driver : Maja Ergo - Kiwi Lubed 3203
WTB : Sagittarius Ergo, FOX × INETT:SQUARE 80%, ISO Keycaps from GMK Red Samurai.

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IBM 3101 | IBM 3276 | IBM 5150 | IBM ModelM | Dictaphone Dual Display | Vintage Cherrys (1982 onwards, just about all of them) | Commodore (all of them) | Nixdorf | Siemens | ICL | Apple (all of them) | Filco Majistouch | KBDFans 5degree - Chocolate | Rama M6-B - Moon | CA66 Silver | ClueBoard Graphite/PC | Varmilo VA69M Silver | E7-V1 SE Yellow | Rama U-80 Space Grey | VN66 Navy | BOCC Frosted Polycarbonate | Rama M10-C Midnight | FLX Virgo Teal & Black | Rama M60-A LYN Kuro | Space65 CyberVoyager WhiteGold | Space65 CyberVoyager Terminal | Clarabelle Sandblasted Polycarbonate | Elongate Mini 1800 Blue | Petrichor 1800 Red | Vulcan Maja Ergo Green | Think6.5v2 RoboCop | Jacky Bear 65% E-White | Sakabato CB87 TKL Champagne | KCK KY-01 Aquamarine | Jae J-01 F&F E-White & Copper | S7.7 E-White | The Adélie Blue | NIX OxalyS80 LE Dark Polycarbonate | Mesa TKL E-White | Smith & Rune IRON180 Graen/Brass | Skog Reboot Desert | CU7 Black | ROTR Silver & Copper | RAMA Kara Soya | Grid 650 E-White | SIX5 LE Aluminium & Gold | OwLab Voice65 Grey | BOX 75 Black Stainless Steel | Onyx E-White | Ikki68 BT Charcoal | Iron 165 Graphite & Stainless Steel | Epoch 80% Black | RAMA Thermal SEQ2 Kuro |

Offline KurageOuji

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #194 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 13:22:06 »
anyone having issues with their maja just resetting the key layout by it's self? twice in a row i've woken up in the morning and booted up my pc and my maja has either had the left ctrl and caps lock swapped for some reason (not swapped in via, just the input is swapped despite the key not being switched in via) or the entire board has reset back to the default key layout. noticed sometimes when unplugging and replugging that the rgb would freeze up on my board and then after replugging again, it would reset. getting pretty annoying, is my pcb defective?

Offline airyimbin

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #195 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 13:40:54 »
anyone having issues with their maja just resetting the key layout by it's self? twice in a row i've woken up in the morning and booted up my pc and my maja has either had the left ctrl and caps lock swapped for some reason (not swapped in via, just the input is swapped despite the key not being switched in via) or the entire board has reset back to the default key layout. noticed sometimes when unplugging and replugging that the rgb would freeze up on my board and then after replugging again, it would reset. getting pretty annoying, is my pcb defective?
Try to resetting EEPROM with qmk toolbox.

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Offline KurageOuji

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #196 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 14:04:03 »
anyone having issues with their maja just resetting the key layout by it's self? twice in a row i've woken up in the morning and booted up my pc and my maja has either had the left ctrl and caps lock swapped for some reason (not swapped in via, just the input is swapped despite the key not being switched in via) or the entire board has reset back to the default key layout. noticed sometimes when unplugging and replugging that the rgb would freeze up on my board and then after replugging again, it would reset. getting pretty annoying, is my pcb defective?
Try to resetting EEPROM with qmk toolbox.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

I gave it a try and then reflashed using qmk, but now VIA doesnt recognize the device. i feel like the issue is related to via since opening via when the board was having issues would sometimes resolve it. any way to get it to work with via again though?

Offline airyimbin

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #197 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 14:16:42 »
anyone having issues with their maja just resetting the key layout by it's self? twice in a row i've woken up in the morning and booted up my pc and my maja has either had the left ctrl and caps lock swapped for some reason (not swapped in via, just the input is swapped despite the key not being switched in via) or the entire board has reset back to the default key layout. noticed sometimes when unplugging and replugging that the rgb would freeze up on my board and then after replugging again, it would reset. getting pretty annoying, is my pcb defective?
Try to resetting EEPROM with qmk toolbox.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

I gave it a try and then reflashed using qmk, but now VIA doesnt recognize the device. i feel like the issue is related to via since opening via when the board was having issues would sometimes resolve it. any way to get it to work with via again though?
Make sure the firmware you flash is the via firmware.
Download it from the site.
Also make sure via is up to date.

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Offline KurageOuji

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #198 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 14:46:30 »
ahh okay gotcha thank you! first time using via. hopefully this resolves it

Offline ShawnBlancett

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Re: [GB] Maja Ergo
« Reply #199 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 21:52:32 »
Does anyone know if there are extras of the rubber dots that go between the keyboard and the desk? I may have misplaced any I had. On a related note does anyone know if I should apply adhesive to them to get them to stick to the keyboard. One of my rubber dots has been rubbed out of placed and wont stick anymore