VIA configurator

Thanks, done. Still the same behavior. Do I need to install anything prior to running VIA?

I’m on Windows 10 non english if it matters.

Is the old method (.bat files, zeal60.exe tool) working?

Yes, very fine. I’m using an old .bat-file since ~v0.7. Has there been any changes to them?

So, both my M60 a and my HS60 have an led that just stays blue. Both in different spots. Anyone else have this issue? I updated to the latest version of via but no help.

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On the underglow LEDs or in switch LEDs? I finally swapped my E6.5 over to VIA today & the underglow is working just like it did when I had it programed through QMK configurator. I did not install any in switch LEDs on this, nor does the PCB have SMD switch LEDs so I can’t speak to the issue if it’s those you are talking about.

It’s the in switch LEDs. So strange that they both have an issue at the same time.

I guess the red led is out in both of them. Weird

Guess I need to source some LEDs for replacement.

M-60A:

HS60:

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That is odd that it would happen on two of your boards at once. Have you tried flashing one of them back to just QMK programmed? I think most likely you are right & the red portion is burnt out on them, but I’d give that a shot just to make sure before taking them apart & replacing the LEDs.

Edit: So I just realized they are both HS PCBS (DUH Rob… HS60 LOL!) that use those super low pro SMD RGB LEDs for in switch lighting. Not sure how hard or easy they would be to replace. but they are pretty hard to find. On a quick search all I could come up with is the most likely type of LED module you’ll need, a 0404 SMD RGB LED, but couldn’t find anywhere that sells them by the piece. Here are some links to get you started if you decided to give replacing them a go.


https://www.sunledusa.com/productSeries.aspx?ser=XZxxxxxx150W

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Thanks for the links. I was going to shoot an email to RAMA to see if he happens to have an extra for purchase, too.

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So. have you ever had one of those ideas that you thought … “nah, this isn’t going to help at all.” but you give it a shot anyway?

I added some flux to the pins of that led and reflowed it. Works again! Now for my HS60 to see if that one will take the same fix.

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Awesome idea & news! Definitely worth a shot on the HS60 since it worked on the M-60A! Occam’s razor in effect right there, I didn’t even think to recommend trying to re-flow them.

same thing worked on the HS60. Reflow fixed the issue!

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ah snap! I was typing on my HS60 and another red channel one went out, this time on the 9 key. Welp, at least we know the fix.

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Oof, I was going to suggest adding more solder. It sounds like the assembly house went light on the solder and maybe the stress from typing on the board is breaking the solder joint.

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Yeah that’s what I was thinking. Those LEDs are so small & have even smaller solder points that just the flex for typing is most likely enough to start knocking solder joints out. That is one of the reasons I have yet to get a HS PCB, many more failure points than a regular one.

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Make sure your HS PCB is one that’s well reviewed - my KBD6x rev 1 has the C key’s socket soldering so iffy that it’s falling out, but it’s easily fixed with some good old foam. The 6x rev 2 has no such issue, but it’s still on par with DZ60 in quality, so I’d recommend trying an Instant60 (like I’m probably going to when I rebuild my wood case board) or a 1UP60 HSE (god thats a mouthful)

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The tsangan 1UPHSE is the one that I’ve been considering the most, so glad to hear it’s been well reviewed. Thanks for the tip! :smiley:

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I have a tofu WKL and the = key socket broke off when I was putting it together. It was my first hot swap board I put together and I didn’t realize the care needed putting it together.

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I got my first VIA board a month or two ago and god do i hate having to use QMK now
its spoiled me completely

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Yeah as long as you know or have a list of the QMK codes you can do all the same stuff, but on the fly. It is a very nice, user friendly program for programming keyboards. All it really needs is the ability to change the layouts on the boards so you can accommodate every possibility on every supported board & it would be the perfect tool!

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Yep, sounds like a KBD6x rev 1 alright.

Ouch.

Now, all I can do is hope for a VIA board myself…