• Jeremy Arnold
    0
    Setup issue: I am using the Keymander with the Kaliber Gaming keyboard and mouse.. My Xbox One-S will not communicate with the keyboard, but the mouse is working properly. I know the keyboard works ok as I hooked it up to my pc with no issues. The keyboard lights up when plugged into the Keymander but it it otherwise unresponsive. I don't believe it is the charging/sync cable as my controller works fine without batteries. -J
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0
    ...some technical info:
    keyboard - Kaliber Gaming aluminum gaming keyboard
    mouse - Kaliber Gaming Retikal pro fps gaming mouse
    charging/sync cable - iogear (included in Keymander kit)
    firmware version: V1.2.119
  • Mottflyer
    17
    Are you in Keyboard Mode by accident? Try pressing F9 to see if it fixes it.
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0
    That was one of the first things I tried; no response. Zero communication between the keyboard and console. There is power to the keyboard as it lights up, but that's it.
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0
    I'm starting to suspect a hardware issue with the Keymander itself. I really hope not :(
  • Shietbro
    3
    try using another keyboard. maybe that keyboard requires too much power and keymander wont supply it or maybe it requires an actual connection to pc. -!-- speculations --!
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0
    That will be my next step although I did try using my laptop with the same results. The keyboard I'm using is the one that came with the Keymander kit; the aluminum one you see advertised here. I'm wondering if it does require the additional power source.
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0
    Update: I plugged the keyboard and mouse to my laptop directly, bypassing the ports on the Keymander. At first there was still no communication. So I ran the Keymander software and clicked on the "Game Mode" tab. Success - both the keyboard and mouse work, including all the functions. This leads me to my next inquiry: Isn't the Keymander supposed to work independently (without a PC)? I'm relieved it is working now but the fact that it's necessary to run the software from my laptop during gameplay is puzzling.
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0
    ...apparently I'm not the only one having keyboard issues with the Keymander/keyboard/mouse bundle. Is this a common concern?
  • Moderator [Derek]
    200

    Yes, the keyboard and mouse should always work when connected directly to KeyMander and not in Typing Mode. I use the exact kit you have most of the time with KeyMander, and it has no issue.

    What console are you using and how many devices are connected to it (external hard drive, etc.)? If you have too many accessories connected it may not have enough power left for KeyMander and the keyboard/mouse, in which case you would need to use the extra mini-USB cable connected to an additional power source. For now, try using a different USB on the console and let us know what you find out.
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0

    I'm using an Xbox One-S. The charging/sync cable I'm using is the one provided by Iogear with the package. It works fine as the controller works with or without the batteries. I have no external hardware connected to my console. Something to mention...it's a minor but telltale sign: when I have the keyboard plugged into the Keymander, the LED button that toggles the backlight colors is inoperative. Also the key lock indicators (num lock/caps lock....) do not illuminate. When I have it plugged directly to my laptop, they work. Power issue, perhaps...?

    That said, when I have the Keymander connected to both my laptop and my console, it works... only if I'm also running the Keymander software on my laptop with the "Game Mode" tab engaged.

    I do want to try an additional power source. Would connecting a USB between the Keymanders power port and the wall charger I use for my tablet suffice? The last thing I want to do is use an improper power source and fry my emulator lol

    lastly, the controller is a Microsoft Xbox controller, not an off-brand.
  • Moderator [Derek]
    200

    If you are on the XB1S, switch the KeyMander cable to a different USB port first, so if you are using the front port switch to one on the back. If that doesn’t solve the problem, connect the other mini USB cable between the KeyMander’s power port and the wall charger for your tablet and see if that works, then let us know.
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0
    Will do...appreciate your help and I'll update you as soon as I know.
  • Jeremy Arnold
    0
    update: changing usb port locations made no difference. i haven't tried connecting to the power port yet (need to purchase an additional mini usb) I will let you know asap.

    -J
  • Moderator [Derek]
    200

    You don’t need an additional mini USB as the KeyMander should have come with two. Please check the box and let me know if there was only one.
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