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Varmilo VA68M Mechanical Keyboard

Varmilo VA68M Mechanical Keyboard

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Bought a VA68M from Massdrop about a year ago-- with Cherry MX Browns.

Just want to point out that I've been having increasing keychatter issues, same as several others on this board (where you press aaaa key aand you get a double press or more). It started off as just my 's' key, but it's slowly spread to 'a' and 'h' over the last few months. At first I thought it was my keycaps, but I've switched those out a few times. I've tried taking it apart and cleaning out the case, thinking maybe something was off with the soldering or maybe I'd gotten something stuck in there. No such luck, it looks fine under just a visual inspection, I think it must be something wrong with the PCB or maybe the switches themselves.

Pretty sad about this, I really loved this keyboard until the keychatter thing cropped up.
Just got the keyboard. Love it. This below un-documented function took me a hour:

To switch left Ctrl and left Win, hold Fn + left Alt for 3 seconds until backlight flashes 3 times.

zhigang
You've saved me! Somehow I must have triggered this undocumented key combo and was driving myself crazy trying to hunt down a fix. I love this keyboard so much and I was very worried. Massive thanks for figuring this out and taking the initiative to post your finding!
zhigang
This is absolute gold. it was literally driving me crazy and there's little to no documentation on how to fix that or just go to factory default settings.
Anyone figure out if the key chatter was due to the switches or the PCB? I want to try to fix my board but I don’t want to buy a ton of switches and not have it work.

Varmilo told me it was MassDrops problem and MassDrop told me too bad. With these things being almost the same price as amazon with long shipping and no warranty I don’t know why I would purchase here again...
Drakorex
Hey there, I have one of these from MK.com and am experiencing widespread chatter also. Gat Blacks.
Drakorex
Also having keychatter issues, with Cherry MX Browns. Seems like it might be the PCB and not the switches, since there's enough comments I've seen with different switches. Just a guess though. Super bummed about this.
Last night, I pressed some combination of buttons that swapped my L_CTRL and L_WIN keys. Has anyone encountered this before? I checked the manual (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-RwMkdam3IkQ2xqVGNYX3FHZmM/view) and it doesn't have this function. What do I do?
Ye11ow
I spent 2 days working on this, made this post, and figured it out 5 minutes later. Fuck.

Future people: Hold Fn + L_ALT for 3 seconds. Board will flash. This is completely undocumented.

sick keeb tho
So... Did anyone else get a board without the little window on the "Page Up" key? Is this a factory omission? I can see why it would be very useful (for seeing if the number keys are set for number or function key operation). Does my board just have the wrong key or did everyone else get boards like mine with the missing window on the page up key?

Thoughts?
PowerGuy
The keyboard I received is DOA *and* it's missing the window on the "Page Up" key.
is there a way to use the number row with using the fn key??
crimsongoon
FN + PgUp: Toggle numer row for R1
FN + PgDn: Toggle Function row for R1
Got mine today, great bit of kit - the case is solid and the PBT caps are very nice. I love the backlight and the breathing mode for it.

There's a weird quirk that I can't work out though. The keyboard disconnects randomly on Windows 10 and sometimes opens the OS's right-click menu (haven't tried it with my macbook yet) and only reconnects if I press Fn + s. I'm a goober and immediately lost the guide, but the one I found online for the Fn key combinations didn't have this combination documented. For reference on frequency of the disconnect, it happened about 3 times typing this paragraph before I turned off the backlight. After turning off the backlight, the issue seems to have gone away.

Is it possible the keyboard isn't drawing enough power for the backlight? (my power supply is 800W but I have a lot of things connected)

What does Fn + S do? Am I cycling through something I don't fully understand?
aprogenji
same problem here...
kangm1n
nvm, it solved for me, after changing the cable that was included in the package
Received my keyboard today (mx browns) and I absolutely love it. I'm a huge fan of the layout, and the aluminum really makes it feel hefty. I bought this as an upgrade from a magicforce 68 and am very pleased with my purchase.

One side note, they seem to have fixed the ~ issue from the last batch, all of the special characters work fine.

Edit: originally I said the page down light wasn't working... not the case, user error. Didn't realize that has a function attached to it ;)
Chris_N64
awsome looking board. the one problem i have with my FC660M is that the right shift is a bit smaller so getting a second keycap set is a problem not so for you.. cool..i would have joined if it was fully programmable that's the fase i'm in now hahah
Chris_N64
Can you tell me how much this drop went for?
Hi, my shift + esc seems to write ` instead of the curly character, is there any way to program the keys
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Haven't contacted them directly but Massdrop has been helpful in issuing refunds. Thanks for the tip though, I'll definitely let them know.
Seeing it on my work PC and my home Mac