Razer Leviathan auto power off [fix]

Discussion in 'Audio' started by MichaelMacGyver, Apr 4, 2015.

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  1. MichaelMacGyver

    MichaelMacGyver New Member

    I found the fact that the Leviathan shuts itself off with no option to disable this feature kind of annoying, a simple-ish fix I found for this is: download nircmd (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html), extract it to a folder somewhere that's easy to find > right click on nircmd.exe > create a shortcut > this is the command I used > C:\Silence\nircmd.exe beep 24000 3155692597470

    This causes nircmd to play a beep, the number after beep is the frequency in Hz and the second number is is how many milliseconds that the sound should play for, the frequency I chose 24KHz should be above the range of human hearing and the number I used for how long to play it translates to 100 years, so no worries about it running out!

    Hope this can help someone.
     
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  2. noobynoob

    noobynoob Member

    wow man great thanks had been looking for this :D
     
  3. MichaelMacGyver

    MichaelMacGyver New Member

    No probs man, just hope it helps
     
  4. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    Just to make a reminder, dog's hearing range is 64Hz - 44kHz and cat's hearing range is 55Hz - 77kHz. If you use this, it might disturb your pet if you have one.

    @MichaelMacGyver is it possible to make it beep at 24kHz for a milisecond with interval of 19 minutes? If I do not remember wrong, Leviathan will turn off when idle for 20 minutes.

    Edit: Hearing range reference
     
  5. MichaelMacGyver

    MichaelMacGyver New Member

    try C:\Silence\nircmd.exe loop 99999 1140000 beep 24000 5

    this will cause nircmd to play a beep 5 ms long at 24KHz waiting 19 minutes between plays and looping that command 99999 times

    after some testing it seems like the Leviathan doesn't recognize the 5 ms beep, it's probably too short, so I changed the length of the beep to 100 ms which is still only one tenth of a second and it's working now, here's the command

    C:\Silence\nircmd.exe loop 99999 1140000 beep 24000 100
     
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  6. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    @SinLucifer I think Leviathan can't even produce such high frequency.
     
  7. MichaelMacGyver

    MichaelMacGyver New Member

    even if it can't produce 24 KHz it still recognizes that a signal is being played, I used the command C:\Silence\nircmd.exe loop 99999 1140000 beep 24000 100

    and my leviathan has been on since last night and hasn't turned itself off
     
  8. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    Mind to explain a little?
     
  9. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    Another fix I am using is to use this program that plays a sound on a timer.

    Program is Snaptimer : http://dan.hersam.com/software/snaptimer/

    There is no need to install the program it runs as it is.

    You can set the interval between playing a sound and you can have it loop indefinitely. I have mine set to 15 mins.

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    with these settings:

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    and option to play a .wav file every 15 mins (i set mine to a simple beep thats like half a sec so it wont interfere too much with my other audio if im playing games / listening to music)

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    Most beep files i found online are fairly long so I truncated mine and have uploaded it here if you want to download it. You just have to put it in the sound folder of the program and select it accordingly

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/agftcbvtenu5ch8/beep.wav

    I have also made a shortcut to the snaptimer program and placed it in my startup folder so it automatically launches when windows starts. Only thing is I have not found a way to make it start minimised so everytime I boot up I have to manually minimise it (small inconvenience compared to having to hit the power button on the leviathan ever so often). I have tried setting it to minimised under the properties but that does not seem to be working. If someone finds a way to have it auto minimise after it launches that would be great.
     
  10. coolSmittencamp978

    coolSmittencamp978 New Member

    Strange... I have tried using both NirCmd and SnapTimer as mentioned above and my Leviathan still shuts down automatically after 20 minutes. I have the Leviathan attached via optical connector to an ASUS Xonar DSX audio card in my Windows 7 Premium (64-bit) rig.
    It is extremely annoying that a speaker system would auto shut down and not have some way for the end user to disable that, especially when it is attached to a PC. I am actually contemplating just packing the Leviathan up and returning to where I purchased it from.
    If anyone else has any ideas... I'm all ears.
    Thanks!
     
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  11. roh911

    roh911 Active Member

    This is really cool man! So, you just keep it running in the background right?
     
  12. cptcraig7

    cptcraig7 Member

    Interesting idea.... not sure I'd personally use it :) really don't mind the extra second to turn it on, but others might find this useless if it bothers them too much :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
  13. ruff7

    ruff7 New Member

    thanx a lot.. this really helped me.. now my alarm clock works perfectly.. i use my pc as my alarm clock and the bass wakes me up..
     
  14. Rexpert7_no_id

    Rexpert7_no_id New Member

    I thought I was the only one annoyed that every 15 minutes I have to turn the leviathan back on.
     
  15. Why wont they just fix this with a simple firmware update? people have been complaining about this for a while.
     
  16. SoJuPanda

    SoJuPanda New Member

    uh what do you mean by put in command?

    im gonna try using the snap timer, you can google silent.wav if you are looking for no sound.

    im assuming everyone here is using the aux, you can try that if u want to see if it makes a difference.

    well snaptimer doesnt work for me with that silent wav
     

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  17. mmocarski

    mmocarski Active Member

    Has anyone seen anything official from Razer on this? While most times, I actually like the "auto-off" feature... There are a handful of times that disabling it would be really handy.

    This is my only gripe about this system - it's otherwise amazing for what it is. I would do anything just to get an update from Razer on this, fix via Synapse, etc. It seems like such a very small Achilles heal for an otherwise top of the line product.

    We see that people here are coming up with their own "hacks" to keep the system on - clearly there is a desire to have this and Razer has an already existing mechanism (Synapse) that they could use to roll out updates to resolve this.
     
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  18. No kidding, I would really like a permanent fix for this. I understand the desire for an auto-off, but it should be an option, not the only way it functions.
     
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  19. D-OveRMinD

    D-OveRMinD New Member

    This is ridiculous, Razor. I use my sound bar as my primary speakers, and my gaming rig is also my work rig. When an email comes in, or a Skype phone call comes in, I MISS IT BECAUSE I CAN'T HEAR IT. I'm not constantly playing music or watching youtube or playing games while I'm working during the day, so the auto shutoff constantly kicks in and keeps me from hearing mission critical work emails and phone calls. This is unacceptable. Fix it or it's getting returned.
     
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  20. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    Do you have to do this every time you turn on the computer?
     
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