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    I have been using my new M15x for a week now and I realize that the color for zone 1 &2 (the alienhead on the back and above the keyboard) updates much slower than the other zones which update immediately. Sometimes I have to change the colors back and forth for the alienhead a few times in order for the laptop to respond. Is there anyway to fix this?

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    Default Re: Alien FX problems

    Alienfx is kinda glitchy, a power drain should fix the problem.
    Shut down
    Take battery out
    Press power button for 20 sec
    Put back and see if it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InappropriateName_3 View Post
    Alienfx is kinda glitchy, a power drain should fix the problem.
    Shut down
    Take battery out
    Press power button for 20 sec
    Put back and see if it helps.
    Make sure to unplug the AC adapter too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csin View Post
    Make sure to unplug the AC adapter too.
    hahha yeah that too sorry was typing on the phone.

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    yeah i tried doing that and I still think it still is not working very well. Also I've noticed that I think sometimes (not sure if it is always after discharge) when i turn on my computer, the alienhead (zone 1,2) do not have lights on at all even though the keyboard is lit. I have to load to windows and open alien command center and reapply the color to get the alienhead light back on. So is it software p[roblem or hardware? thanks!

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    update: i noticed now you can disable Status lights (zone 1,2 and the bar with the eject play sound bar above the keyboard) when you press FN+11. So I did that, and then turned on the lights again by pressing FN+11. ALl the lights turn on except for zone 1,2. This kind of replicates the problem when I start my laptop.

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    Lol that happens to me sometimes too but only when I start it up from Hibernation. If it happens I just reapply the theme not a big deal takes like what? 5 seconds? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by faelken View Post
    I have been using my new M15x for a week now and I realize that the color for zone 1 &2 (the alienhead on the back and above the keyboard) updates much slower than the other zones which update immediately. Sometimes I have to change the colors back and forth for the alienhead a few times in order for the laptop to respond. Is there anyway to fix this?
    Hi, try to download the latest version for command center 2.5.54.0 and also download the latest BIOS and touchpad driver. Thanks, Adriana (alienware quality)

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    Quote Originally Posted by caes2004 View Post
    Hi, try to download the latest version for command center 2.5.54.0 and also download the latest BIOS and touchpad driver. Thanks, Adriana (alienware quality)
    Yes, I've actually done that for 2 weeks or so and I have not seen any AlienFX problems anymore.

    (both updates were quite recent) for those who need to fix this issue

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    Default Re: Alien FX problems

    Just created a central thread for issues such as this one... AlienFX Problems/Questions Thread

    Thanks.

 

 

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