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Keyboard Blinks off and on

I have a MERC Stealth keyboard, when I use it with 64 bit Vista it will blink off for a split second while browsing the web, playing games, and using media player. It will do this multiple times while doing those actions. At first I thought it was just the LEDs that were shutting off, but when it happened during games I realized that the whole keyboard was turning off. I have the up to date drivers for the 64 bit Vista.

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    Same issue with World of Warcraft for me. I have 32 bit vista though.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem and I was wondering if it was the input program for customizing the keyboard having compatibility problems with Vista (I have 32 bit). Testing it now...

  • Flestiraef Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with almost all games. I really love the keyboard but I haven't even really been able to use it to the fullest during any games because of these issues. Please someone help!

  • gmoonjr Mar 02, 2009

    Same issue with keyboard turning off during World of Warcraft on 64-bit Vista. I'm glad to hear it's the keyboard and not something to do with my USB Bus. I solve the issue by unplugging the USB connector, waiting for the indicator from Windows that the USB device was unplugged and then plugging it back in. Just a bandaid, I know but it works until Ideazon fixes the issue permanently.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Yep, same deal here. The problem never occurs while WoW is open, however. It's only when I spend an extended period of time web browsing that the lights blink and the software stops working.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    me too

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    Same problem.

  • Ferdie1369 Apr 19, 2009

    I got one of these because a friend of mine recommended it. I used it on his PC and liked it. I REFUSES to work for me for gaming (so basically I paid $70 for a keyboard with backlights). Here's the issue: it's fine as a keyboard for typing, but when you try to play games with it, the backlights go nuts blinking and the movement keys either don't work, or stick. Help from the website is useless. Does anyone else have the same issues as me?

  • i_d_cooper May 23, 2009

    I got the same issue, the lights start flashing and the software stops working. The whole system froze today when it happened. This keyboard worked perfect in xp but vista 64 i've got issues.

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Can you please check the following: 1. Connect the Merc Stealth directly to the USB ports on the computer (do not use any intermediary devices such as USB router, KVM switch, etc..) 2. Unplug the devices connected to the USB ports on the back of the Stealth (if any) and connect to them to the PC instead. 3. Make sure USB and USB Legacy support is set to ON/Enabled in the system BIOS 4. Try to determine if there is any hardware or software conflicting with the Merc Stealth - what other irregular hardware or software do you use? 5. Check your RAM. I tried number 3 and solved it.

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ok here you go , scroll down the page and you'll see middle row 4th one down for 32-bit and first row last one for 64-bit .

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try deleting the "Z engine" from your pc from the control panel, then restart, and delete these folders;

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Click Start->Run and type “%appdata%" then click "Ok" Find the Ideazon folder and find the Z Engine folder. Delete the Z Engine folder,\.

Vista:
Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Run) and type “%appdata%" then click "Ok" Find the Ideazon folder and find the Z Engine folder. Delete the Z Engine folder.

then try re-installing the Z engine from "http://www.steelseries.com/int/download"
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Hello my friend regarding on your problem, not all hardware device supports VISTA cause as we know VISTA OS is not as XP's hardware supported. I mean their are some hardware device that VISTA could not support especially if that hardware is not latest. Try to used another newer hardware that is supported by VISTA. The reason why your keyboard doesn't work cause maybe their something to do with your device driver particularly if you installed it in VISTA or any other OS. 

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If you have a incompatibility problem, then try this solution: - Go on google.com and search, "MERC Stealth (ZXP-2000) Keyboard Driver download" Hope I helped - donman92

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Q: I get the Error “Z Engine has stopped working"
A: This error is caused by a conflict between Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and the previous version of the Z Engine.

You can resolve this issue by updating to the latest Z Engine. Here is how:

Make sure you have administrative rights to your computer. Please make sure your device is connected during these steps. Please try the following to see if it helps (WARNING: this will delete your Custom Mods):

- Uninstall the Z Engine software by going to Start->Settings->Control Panel->Add remove Programs
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1) C:\Program Files\Ideazon\Z Engine\
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Click Start->Run and type “%appdata%" then click "Ok"
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b) If you are using Windows Vista:
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and type “%appdata%" then click "Ok"
Find the Ideazon folder and find the Z Engine folder. Delete the Z Engine folder

- Re-install the latest Z Engine drivers: www.steelseries.com/downloads

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