View Full Version : Strix Flare "Play/Pause" media key is dim and blinks

06-16-2020, 05:46 PM
Today I noticed that "Play/Pause" media key is dim, about half the brightness of the other keys and rapidly blinks

I have never even used that key

There is also interesting thing about it that blinking depends on the level of brightness

on the first level of brightness blinking is not noticeable
on the second level blinking is barely noticeable
on the third level blinks more
and blinking the most on the fourth level of brightness

I have the latest software/firmware installed but I guess it's a hardware fault?

07-09-2020, 08:11 AM
What a piece of **** now the backlight of that key died completely
I'm done with ASUS

09-07-2020, 06:44 AM
Also experiencing this kind of problem, RMA is not an option as my receipt already passed the warranty period. My old strix flare was RMAed also after 8 months usage (due to firmware problem, which I even paid $10 just for the shipment). They give me new one but after about 4-5 months, leds from media starting to die one by one. Now the only alive is the forward button. I thought firmware will fix this but after different updates still has problem. High likely a hardware issue. Seriously Asus? $200ish keyboard with so many issues?

09-29-2020, 12:12 PM
Have your guys tried a factory reset? Hold Fn+Esc for 15-20 seconds until all the keys start to blink.

10-16-2020, 04:14 PM
I tried factory reset and flashed the firmware.
My keyboard is 2 years old and 2 leds aren´t working.
Unbelievable for that price.
I also own a Gladius 2, that produced double clicks after just 3 months.
These products have premium price and garbage quality.
I just wanted a clean rog setup and control everything with aura.
Biggest mistake in my pc history.
Should stayed with my first gen K70 RGB, that works fine till today.
I am totally done with that garbage pheripals and bugged software.
Gonna sell them and go back to my corsair setup.
Hopefully someone wants a keyboard with not working leds and a mouse, that double clicks all the time (switches are replaced, and still double clicks, Logitech G700 works fine)