I own a Razer Deathstalker and for the past couple of months have been experiencing weird symptoms with the keyboard. The issues when it first started occurring did not happen frequently, so I mostly ignored, however recently I've noticed my keyboard giving issues more often. My pc's operating system is Windows 8.1. I get the following symptoms randomly:
When turning on my computer or waking it up from sleep, the keyboard will sometimes become unresponsive and the only way to make it work is by unplugging and plugging it back into the pc.
The keys on the keyboard will become electronically stuck when waking from sleep mode or a cold bootup. This does not happen to just one key, it will randomly happen to any key where it will get stuck and the only way to fix is unplugging and plugging back in.
The main keys on the keyboard will work fine, but any special keys that the keyboard has (such as changing the volume) will not function properly. When this occurs, I notice that in the control panel under view devices it displays my keyboard with an error about the driver on it. If I try to fix the driver, nothing happens, but the second that I unplug and replug the error goes away and all of a sudden there is no more "bad driver."
I've already played around with the power settings on my computer to see if it may be a power setting that is affecting my keyboard, but that has not worked. Also, I've checked in the device manager, and have even tried reverting the driver on the keyboard to an older version of the driver before the issue became prevalent. The only temporary fix right now that always works is unplugging the keyboard and plugging it back in, however I want to see if there's a way to truly fix the problem. I'm not sure if I just have hardware failure and my keyboard's about to give out on me. Would anyone have any suggestions or ideas on what I could try?