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Blackwidow v4 75% Double Keys

  • 28 November 2023
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I have  month old Blackwidow v4 75%, and a handful off keys have started double typing. This is not an uncommon issue, and I see regular posts about it here.

Currently it is my F/L/E keys, mostly. Sometimes other keys have it happen.

I have tested with Synapse disabled, and I have cleaned out beneath the cap - I have NOT removed the switch itself and cleaned under that.

Usually this seems to be a Firmware fix, but there is now firmware available for this keyboard (yet).


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I have the same issue after ~ 2 months of use, initially only the R key started double typing now its the A and the E...this is absolutely disgusting aand unaceptable for a 200 EUR keyboard...if I have to buy new swwitches to solve this problem why the f did I buy this piece of craap to begin with?

People who tried changing switches to different ones some considerable time ago (at least 1-2 monthjs) - have you experienced any issues since? I heard the problem isn’t the switches but the board.
I really love the idea of this keyboard, the desing and that it is hotswap and all; and I want to stick to my razer ecosystem (still like it despite countless flaws) - but if inevitably the board was to be blamed, I wouldn’t buy this piece

edit: I don’t mind buying and changing switches at all, there’s a reason why I’m interested in a hotswap razer. But I understand it is not to many people’s liking and a barebones version would be amazing

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I am having this exact same issue after 3 months of use. 😭

gotta love how this issue is being swept under the rug, c’mon Razer you can do better

I am having some confusion as to the process of replacing the switches.

  1. On some of the sites I see different colors, does it mean if I buy Orange colored switch then it will be Orange switch (vs red switch, etc).
  2. If I play mostly RPG (Path of Exile, Diablo, Wow) games, what switch would be best?
  3. How difficult is it to replace the switches on the Razer v4 75% keyboard? Is it easy pop off and pop on?

Thank you for your time to read and help me with this. Want to know what I am getting myself into before I splurge $180 for a new keyboard.

Razer do something FFS!!!

Grettings,

I came back to a razer product after 15 years and it is same sh** as it was.

My friend bought this keyboard a few months ago and hyped me up to buy it too (I bought it like 14 days later). We both really like the design and the sound of it. He started to have trouble with double clicking on some of the keys so he tried all the things that he found on the internet to fix it. Ofc nothing helped and he bought new Ranked Gateron ks-9 G PRO and the double clicking disappeared. 

Guess what 14 days later my keyboard started double clicking too. I tried everything I found on the internet and in the end I bought Gateron milky yellow pro switches and double clicking disappeared.

Fast forward to this day (keyboards are around 4 months old) my friend experienced double clicking again on Ranked Gateron ks-9 G PRO switches. 

He than changed the switches with another spare ones ( Gateron ks-9 G PRO).

Keyboard is around 200€. Razer you can't fu*k with your customers like that!

I will update this post as soon as we get another problem.

UPDATE 13 MARCH 2024

my friend lost his mind and bought new keyboard. BlackWidow was double clicking even with Gateron ks-9 G PRO switches. My  Gateron milky yellows still work for now. I hope it stays that way for me.

WE NEED A SOLUTION FOR THIS NOW!!!

Razer you need to do something FFS!!!

 

 

Switches guys, switches. I bought new Akko switches, not a single double type after that.

I ordered Akko V3 Silver Pro Switches. I'll let you know if it also fixes my problem.

 

Received the switches yesterday.
Problem resolved !

do they feel better than oranges?

You shouldn’t have to invest in new switchs when you are buying a new keyboard. That is a complete non-sense.

This is so lame. Razer isn’t taking any responsability. Just don’t buy anything from them. 

I can confirm as well, after changing all the switches the keyboard works perfectly. Fun fact, I first switched only the letters on my keyboard, thought it would be fine to not replace the less used keys...nevermind because I ended up replacing commas, tab, caps, alt etc as well, my alt button at some point completely stopped working. Don’t buy this keyboard if you don’t want to invest in new switches, really. Sad because otherwise the keyboard is quite good and I love it.

Dont buy Razer anymore. Very Bad devices (waiting for my 3rd blackwidow v4 since the first two had thé double typing/keys not responding issues).

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Yikes. Kinda sucks how a big selling point (hot-swap) is turning into an obligation what with the switches breaking down that soon though… 😖

If only we could get these as barebones... 🤠

I purchased: Gateron G Red Pro 3.0 Pre-lubed Switches 5pin Linear for MX Mechanical Type Key Gaming Keyboard Switches, SMD RGB Light Plate Mounted Switches  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CKTG1X2Y?ref=ppx_pt2_dt_b_prod_image&th=1 

 

So far so good with no more issues around double spacing, button misses etc. Seems to have fixed the issue and assuming razer is shipping all these with faulty switches as i’ve gone thru a couple of 75% black widows and they all have the same issue. 

Switches guys, switches. I bought new Akko switches, not a single double type after that.

I ordered Akko V3 Silver Pro Switches. I'll let you know if it also fixes my problem.

 

Received the switches yesterday.
Problem resolved !

Razer do something FFS!!!

Grettings,

I came back to a razer product after 15 years and it is same sh** as it was.

My friend bought this keyboard a few months ago and hyped me up to buy it too (I bought it like 14 days later). We both really like the design and the sound of it. He started to have trouble with double clicking on some of the keys so he tried all the things that he found on the internet to fix it. Ofc nothing helped and he bought new Ranked Gateron ks-9 G PRO and the double clicking disappeared. 

Guess what 14 days later my keyboard started double clicking too. I tried everything I found on the internet and in the end I bought Gateron milky yellow pro switches and double clicking disappeared.

Fast forward to this day (keyboards are around 4 months old) my friend experienced double clicking again on Ranked Gateron ks-9 G PRO switches. 

He than changed the switches with another spare ones ( Gateron ks-9 G PRO).

Keyboard is around 200€. Razer you can't fu*k with your customers like that!

I will update this post as soon as we get another problem.

WE NEED A SOLUTION FOR THIS NOW!!!

Razer you need to do something FFS!!!

 

hey there, got the same problem, 4 month using it

Is it really helps to change switches and dont even bother trying to contact support and get a new one?

Im wondering to get something like penguins akko)

I bought a Razer Blackwidow V4 75% as well and after about a week of using it, multiple keys started double clicking. I thought I was unlucky and received a faulty one. Thankfully I bought it through amazon so I returned it and asked for a replacement. The new one lasted much longer but eventually started double clicking too, I did a little research and came across this thread.

I’m gonna try to replace the switches too and see how it goes, I bought Gateron BBK Baby Kangaroo Tactile Pre-Lubed Switches. Hopefully this will fix it. I am in love with the keyboard but damn, it’s such a let down that we have to go through this while the keyboard costs 200 euros / pounds / dollars.

Switches guys, switches. I bought new Akko switches, not a single double type after that.

I ordered Akko V3 Silver Pro Switches. I'll let you know if it also fixes my problem.

Switches guys, switches. I bought new Akko switches, not a single double type after that.

Same issue here, some keys are double typing, some doesn’t work. It doesn’t work intermediately. Maybe security issue or something like that?

Same issue here. I work remote and I do a lot of ssh and rdp.. with added lag from remote sessions I can barely use this keyboard. Please push an update. I’ve already had to default to my old keyboard. 

Same issue, still no firmware update D:

@TapsGG It’s 100% switches. Brightness is really annoying, but typing experience is on the next level.


 :)

If you replace them all atleast it will all have the same brightness. I have red in reddit someone swapped with gateron pros and the issue was gone. So as it seems the switches are to blame.

@TapsGG I just replace them. They feel amazing and sound amazing, better than Razer’s Orange.
Only thing it that since they are purple and dark, keyboard isn’t that bright as it was. :( It’s a bit dimmed. :) 

For example numbers, F’s and Z,X  and M are not changed (My switch puller broke down :D ) But sound + feel is much better, and I do not see and double typing so far. :) 

 

Sure. They arrived today. ;) Will update you shortly.

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