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Peripherals (Mouse/Keyboard) disconnect many times

Discussion in 'Razer Synapse' started by jesseinsf, May 26, 2018.

  1. __Riceboi__

    __Riceboi__ New Member

    Also started having this issue recently. I have a Dell G3, so only three USB ports, two USB 3.1, one 2.0. When I have my 3 devices, Ornata Chroma, Lancehead TE, and Firefly, plugged directly into these ports, I have no issues. However, it got a bit annoying to have to unplug the Firefly anytime I wanted to use a flash drive, controller, etc. So, I purchased a well-rated, powered USB hub. Nothing but disconnects. My keyboard has disconnected 4 times so far just in typing this. The only "solution" is to turn off the ports on the hub and then turn them back on, essentially equivalent of just unplugging everything and plugging it back in. I'm assuming it's a Chroma issue, as the effects I'm getting are the same as all of those described in above complaints. In addition, I did have the hub, which is USB 3.0, plugged into a 3.1 port. After reading some of these posts, I moved it to the 2.0 port, as 2.0 ports seem to better support Chroma devices (for whatever reason). Same issues are present no matter what port is used, however. I've done all of the suggested things, including disabling the computer's ability to turn off devices for power saving both in the USB and HID sections of device manager. Currently, I have turned off Synapse, and I don't seem to be getting any more disconnects. It's just annoying to not be able to use the one feature these products boast, especially since the Firefly's lighting flickers any time the spectrum cycles to a shade of blue. Hopefully a fix is available soon. This is just plain obnoxious honestly.
  2. maira71

    maira71 New Member

    A short update: the docking station has been replaced. Due to another, independent issue the laptop mainboard has been replaced as well.

    Same keyboard, the problem keeps occurring. Also the problem must be in the Razer hardware or in the drivers.

    I am still convinced that the issue must lie in a "non-standard" use of the USB protocol which allows the magic and does not give any problem to 99% of the systems under typical conditions.

    Such problem could also lie in the Razer hardware itself - could it be a USB controller embedded in a certain series of Razer peripherals which could be defective, or not working as expected under certain circumstances. Could also be a compatibility problem with the counterpart USB hardware on the PC side.

    In any case, I guess we'll never know...
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  3. maira71

    maira71 New Member

    I also confirm that killing all the Razer "management" :big_grin_: software decreases significantly the frequency this issue occurs.
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  4. castelmauer

    castelmauer New Member

    Anybody knows to solve? Also for me all peripherals disconnect many times (every 30 seconds) on laptotp and desktop with a usb switch. The problem appears only when synapse is installed
  5. HeliosDecade

    HeliosDecade New Member

    So i have these problem a year ago, random disconnection every 30sec to 5mins. I found out that many razer accessories is not compatible using usb hub/switch, even using their own usb hub which is razer rgb headset stand it doesnt work. For them to function perfectly they need to be inserted on the main usb slot of the motherboard or laptop. Trust me bought dozen razer accessories includin mouse, keyboard, speaker, headset, mousemat, mousepad, keypad and webcam. They all need to be inserted direct to the main usb slot, using usb hub/switch they wont work properlt, even it its connected to thunderbolt or using usb hub powered.

    Since i cant use them all together, i ended up replacing them with different brand and they all work together now.

    Heres my rig now. No random disconnections and all of them connected to laptop using usb hub powered.

    Attached Files:

  6. HammerheadH

    HammerheadH New Member


    I returned my keyboard from where i got it and got a new one and the new keyboard works fine. It seems to be a hardware issue with the keyboard
  7. DeepFuchsiacool104

    DeepFuchsiacool104 New Member

    Had this problem for so long! If I exited out of Razer Synapse the disconnecting problem went away, however this defats the purpose of owning this stuff if I can't use all the cool features. I eventually found a solution that worked for me. I plugged in my Blackwidow V2 Tournament Chroma keyboard and my other Razer periphs into the available USB 3.0 (and 3.1) inputs directly into the back of my PC and the disconnecting problems vanished! It appears some of these products either need more power or bandwidth (not sure) than USB 2.0 can support sometimes. Hope this helps.
  8. adwil

    adwil New Member

    In my opinion it's cause is faulty Razer software or some kind of incompatibility of the software with some of the USB controllers.

    My main OS is Linux in which I use Openrazr to control lighting etc and never had a single issue with any of my Razer hardware.
    I use Windows occasionally for gaming and usually have to turn off Razer Central to get my mouse and keyboard stable. Everything is plugged directly to USB 3.0 ports on the back of my motherboard. I have no other USB peripherals plugged in.

    My hardware: BlackWidow X Chroma (white), Lancehead Tournament Edition (also white) and Goliathus Extended Chroma. Mobo is Asus X99-S with 1200W SuperFlower power supply - including that to discard any claims about not having enough power on the USB ports.

    If anyone from Razer wants to troubleshoot this properly - I'm willing to do that. Just contact me directly
  9. Sacius

    Sacius Well-Known Member

    Same problems occurs to me with Msi laptop and razer chroma stand, but I think its chroma/synapse issue. Cause if I`m using static lightiing on my stand/naga/firefly everything is fine, but if I try to switch to some even basic effects disconnects start to occur.
  10. Same problem here, looking high and low for solution for years.

    Using BlackWidow Chroma V2 and razer mouse

    Using Razer synapse vs

    Razer devices keep disconnect and reconnect. Wouldn't be buying Razer keyboard any more, cursed product.
  11. Kazzier

    Kazzier New Member

    I recently did a full reinstall of windows and this issue has started happening since. I have had both a software developer and a hardware developer (colleagues) look at it and they have both concluded that the razer software itself (and/or drivers) are at fault.

    Considering how detrimental this issue is, it's quite concerning that there has been no fix or confirmation from razer yet.....
  12. __Riceboi__

    __Riceboi__ New Member

    Wanted to post an update of sorts here. Since my last post a few months ago, I have been solely using Synapse 2. Zero disconnects. This is clearly a Synapse 3.0 issue, so I would avoid using that for now. Only drawbacks are limited customization compared to 3.0, but hey, I’ll take working devices over that any day. I currently have my Ornata and Lancehead directly connected to my USB ports, with my Firefly connected to a USB hub. One Chroma device per port seems to work the best, and I have 4 other things connected to the hub with no issues (unless I try to use an external hard drive but that’s another story). The fix that works for me is Synapse 2. Not sure if it’s universal, but I thought I would share.
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  13. tsumah

    tsumah New Member

    I only use razer orbweaver, it disconnects randomly, and when this happens, I'm in shit, because even when changing USB port the Razer ORBWEAVER forgets the macro, and only a restart the reconnect to the razer cloud.
    it's been 2 years that this hard .. rzer wake up.
    ps; sorry for my basic english
  14. rvt333

    rvt333 New Member

    I just rifled thru all the USB settings and turned off the power management feature mentioned earlier on in this thread, and the problem seems to have vanished. I do have my BlackWidow Chroma plugged into the primary USB ports on my mobo.

    edit: spoke too soon. still does it, albeit a little less.
    Last edited: May 27, 2020
  15. MisterOrz

    MisterOrz New Member


    Chiming in to say - exact same situation. Blackwidow Chroma Keyboard, FireflyV1, and I have both a Razer mouse that's corded and cordless.

    Can't use any of them on any USB hub, be it Razer's own, or any mid to high grade USB hub. Gaming laptop I have has only 2 USB ports, so if I wanted to actually get use of my Razer products I had to sacrifice all other components. Ridiculous.

    This has been a known issue for well over a year at this point.

    So that means if I wanted to use my other components, like USB DAC, HD Webcam, etc; I literally had to go buy non-Razer products just to compensate and be able to use the USB hub.

    I wound up putting my Razer stuff on my Mom's PC, and stuck with the new stuff bought. I can't see a reason why I'd want to buy Razer again in the future at this point. Obviously it's something they can't, or don't care to fix, despite the issue being completely software/firmware based.

    None of this used to happen pre Synapse 3.
  16. bri44any

    bri44any New Member

    This alone fixed my issue. Thank GOODNESS you figured this out!
  17. BaconGod512

    BaconGod512 New Member

    Anyone got an answer? Tried all the usb power stuff and it did not help. Please, there has to be a fix.
  18. Fobbiegaming

    Fobbiegaming New Member

    uninstall the macro add on from synapse worked for me
  19. BaconGod512

    BaconGod512 New Member

    Didn't work :slightly_sad: thanks for the suggestion though
  20. Fobbiegaming

    Fobbiegaming New Member

    hey yeh i have found the isssue restarted and can only fix by removing synapse must be an issue with the app which sucks because it worked awesome until the last update
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