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Windows 7: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard

20 Feb 2013   #21
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I'm curious why you turn off the power supply. If that's what you mean by mains. Or are you turning off the breakers in the fuse panel? When the PSU is turned off or unplugged, the standby line isn't supplied and the motherboard battery has to maintain CMOS memory. This shortens the life of the battery as well as the PSU. The PSU wasn't designed for repetitive power on/off use.
To clarify after I shutdown my computer, I turn off the monitor so the orange light isn't on and then I flick the switch to off for the plug that powers both my monitor and tower. I do not touch the PSU switch on the back of the tower at all.

Am I doing anything wrong i.e. shortening battery life from doing above method?

Thanks btw for making me aware of this.


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20 Feb 2013   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya mangoh three pics of mine they stay off because that control knob is like a volume control it stays were you set it.

But to be absolutely sure the pics were taken after I had shut down everything from the UPS and the board leading to this machine so yes they do not come on after a complete power down it is physically impossible just like you setting the volume on your car radio it stays at that setting the next time you start the car up - unless you have a very peculiar sound system

I looked around mate and this is the nearest I could find microsoft sidewinder x6 keyboard | eBay you would have to pay shipping I guess and I don't know why on earth it is not more readily available as it is a fantastic KB to use.


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20 Feb 2013   #23
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

WOW AMAZING HELP!

I can see you have gone into a lot of effort to help me and I appreciate this. I would +rep you but I already have before

Thanks for your help.
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20 Feb 2013   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well glad it did help mate and don't worry about the rep it is not something that really bothers me to be absolutely honest I just like being in here and doing what I can

Hope you can pick one of these up as it looks like they have discontinued them as there isn't many about - why - ah well thats M$ for you. Shame cos it is such a nice KB to use
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