01-17-2012 11:49 AM
my G110 does not respond to DEL in BIOS on my Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 mobo. After W7 64 loads, it works fine but in order to get into BIOS I have to use my ol' Genius KB08. No difference if I push DEL once, three, ten times, keep punching it with approx 2-3Hz frequency or even holding it depressed all the time the BIOS screen is lit. No difference on boot or reboot. Any ideas? Thx.
01-17-2012 12:24 PM
Try disabling Boot from USB devices. Though, I didn't have any get-into-BIOS issues with my Z68XP-UD4 and G19. What port do you have the keyboard plugged into on the back? Make sure you're using one of the 2.0 ports, as the 3.0 ports aren't using the northbridge at the USB 3.0 controller on that motherboard (and thus can be a little odd)
01-18-2012 11:38 AM
Thanks for suggestions. I tried to disable everything which appeared to have something in common with USB access on boot, no change. My settings are as follows: 1st boot device HDD (detailed settings are SSD, HDD, USB HDD (no matter if plugged or not, the KB does not respond either)), 2nd boot device CD-ROM, 3rd boot device disabled. The KB is plugged into a USB2.0/1.1 port next to the PS/2 combo port (left or upper end, marked "a" in the user manual). It appears to me there is no USB boot option enabled (found none, if I missed one please navigate me). BTW, the KB is not lit and operational until logon screen of W7 64b, it takes 10 seconds even then until it is lit and fully operational. My G500 mouse is plugged into its USB port. Any further suggestions? Thx
02-04-2012 03:34 PM
I have similar trouble, though I'm not sure if this is a keyboard issue or a motherboard issue (or some other issue).
I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 (rev 1.0) motherboard, and I have a Logitech G110 keyboard. At the boot-up logo screen I am supposed to be able to access BIOS by hitting Del.
But the only way I have been able to access BIOS with my G110 is if I disconnect all my other USB devices.
At my motherboard's rear panel, I have a 3.0 USB external hard drive connected to the upper left USB 3.0 port. I have a powered USB hub connected to the bottom right 2.0 USB port. I have my keyboard, mouse (Logitech G9 laser mouse), and printer connected to the powered hub, but the printer is off. When I want to access my BIOS, I disconnect the external hard drive and the hub, and I disconnect my keyboard from the hub. Then I recconect my keyboard to the upper right USB 2.0 port. Then when I reboot I can hit Del at the logo screen and BIOS is accessed.
I have tried a number of USB port combinations; for example, connecting my keyboard to a USB on my computer's front panel. But it seems that if I have any other USB device connected when I have my G110 connected, the Del key will not access BIOS. During the boot-up, the G110 is powered up. The keys illuminate, and the numlock light flashes. Also, just before Windows 7 64-bits loads, I can hit Del and a post screen is displayed allowing me to select which operating system to load, though I select only Windows 7.
If I use my old PS/2 Microsoft keyboard, I hit Del and BIOS comes up easily. Likewise with an inexpensive Kingwin USB keyboard that I have. Also, the Kingwin smoothly accesses BIOS if I use a PS/2 adapter with it.
A PS/2 adapter does not work with my Logitech G110. (If it should work, will someone please advise me?)
I'm sorry for the long post.
One other thing: I have an Ideazon Merc Stealth keyboard. Like my G110 it is illuminated, and it is expensive. Also like my G110, it does not access BIOS with its Del key, at least not without some finagling.
I'm not doing anything strange, am I? So I don't thiink I should have to make those disconnections or switch keyboards in order to access BIOS.
Does anyone have any knowledgeable suggestions on how I can get my G110 to function properly?
02-09-2012 03:30 PM - edited 02-09-2012 03:31 PM
I don't have a Gigabyte motherboard, but I have an EVGA. One thing I found over the past few years is that your ICH voltage in bios is critical. Originally EVGA shipped the boards with ICH voltage defauting to .095 and it caused numerous USB issues, including crashes, freezeups and things not being recognized. I worked with one of the main techs at EVGA over a few weeks with this and found that ICH voltage by default should be 1.1 Ever since I have loaded the newer bios from EVGA...all the ICH voltages default to 1.1 and they have far fewer issues with their motherboards. When the voltage is too low, oftentimes it will cause issues where your keyboard isn't getting enough power to be recognized, unless you unplug everything else. Look in your bios and see what the ICH voltage is set to. Go to 1.1. If I go over 1.1 to something like 1.15, it causes me other issues. Try that and see if it helps...
On my X58 board, I have not had one issue getting into my bios or the like with the G110
04-21-2012 04:22 PM - edited 05-08-2012 09:31 PM
I need to play around with my G110 keyboard more (actually not sure if it works in bios or not, I'm pretty sure it does work).
The issue I'm having with it, is that sometimes on boot (usually a cold boot after sitting overnight) it doesn't detect the keyboard at all. My computer will actually boot all the way into windows and I'll need to unplug and replug the keyboard for it to load up. None of the backlights or caps/scroll lock lights come on at all when it does this. I'm going to play around in the bios some more, but if the keyboard keeps it up I'm just returning it. Oh, never had any issues with my old logitech usb, so it's probably some fluke with the integrated usb hub, wondering if anyone else has noticed this issue.
Yea, it boots fine in bios when it actually boots, cold boot problem persists, going to return and try another.
Haven't returned it yet, Disabled EHCI Handoff and unplugged my mouse. I think so far it's working, will try it a few more night, and then see how it does with my mouse connected.
BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI with g110 plugged into rear port, then logitech mx1100 plugged into the g110 usb port.
Edit: It appears to be fixed with disabling EHCI handoff (which is really weird, because it wouldn't even load in the bios), or maybe I haven't been letting my PC sit as long, but I've got my mouse plugged back into the keyboard and it has not had any issues. I'll update if it does anything weird.
Edit: Still broken.
04-22-2012 12:54 AM - edited 04-22-2012 01:06 AM
All of a sudden, after an almost fatal BSOD crash (after - NOT saying "because" - installing a USB TV tuner, playing in WMC, installing OEM SW, stopping both and trying to start WMC via button on tuner remote) - Win7, thanks for the bit copy backup! - I only disabled BIOS splash screen, switched SSD from AHCI to IDE mode, reshuffled boot order (from HDD, HDD, none to DVD, HDD, none), reimaging the boot disk and reswitching all the settings to the original state, the G110 started to work on startup (it starts to work just seconds before the BIOS splash screen disappears, but allows Del initiation of BIOS setup). Strange, not very undesrtandable, bot working, though. My USB support is set to legacy USB enabled.
To the original idea of CharlesB: my 1st and 2nd boot devices are now HDD, third disabled; my detailed HDD boot order is SSD, IDE HDD, BR-Burner, BR combo, MS/MMS USB card reader, all other bootable cards. I may now better understand what CharlesB wanted me to do - go into detail sequence of boot devices. Actually, when I went into it, it displayed a messy mixture of all bootable devices, which I sorted to the desired sequence. Mea culpa.
Hope this might help others in trying to fix this minor but at times annoying issue.