TONGFANG GK5CN5Z / GK5CN6Z / GK5CQ7Z / GK5CP0Z

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  1. ezradharma

    ezradharma Notebook Consultant

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    The cables that @Blebleuh point out are left Trackpad, right light strip. The large cable over the battery is the keyboard cable, if you see a cut or tear, it will cause some parts of the keyboard to go dark or not function. To open the clip, the dark gray tap can be pulled up with min. force, it should flip up and towards the battery side of the laptop, you can lift on the keyboard cable if there is some glue holding on to the battery.

    Just a reminder that Sound Blaster 5 is a Window App and needs to be opened manual or set to open on Start up for it to work correctly (regardless it not too big of an improvement). If any of you want alternative to SB5/SBC, need a different enhancing solution, or want to stack enhancers, this should do just that https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/making-audio-enhancers-work-on-windows.244309/ The only real solution would be newer sound settings/drivers for the laptop which I heard some vendors are testing ATM.

    If you're wondering if the 15" 240hz panel will work on the laptop, it will, it uses the same eDP 40 lane connector. http://www.panelook.com/LQ156M1JW03_Sharp_15.6_LCM_overview_37935.html
    If any new displays come out, you can easily find them here: http://www.panelook.com/modelsearch...igh=1560&signal_type_category=70&st=E9&by=asc
     
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  2. ZaiArgylle

    ZaiArgylle Notebook Guru

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    Thanks for sharing this, I'll try it out.

    Aside from it not solving your crackling issues, did you notice any type of improvement in sound?

    I've tried many realtek audio drivers, and so far the one that seems to get me the most clean sound is v8405. Works well with Sound Blaster Connect.
     
  3. matusrules

    matusrules Newbie

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    I added an HP EX920 to my OP 15+ a while back but I'm having issues getting the laptop to give me PCIe x4 speeds. Both of my slots (top and bottom) keep topping out at 1,900mb/s. The drive works fine in any other pc, but not this one. Anyone have any idea what might be causing this?
     
  4. stesteste

    stesteste Notebook Guru

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    Eluktronics has released their version of GamingCenterU 1.0.0.17 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PVB-v8WtGt_9bNB3x7wEpm1kCBa3X2-F/view?usp=sharing.
    I'm testing it since a couple of days and works exactly as Mechrevo's one but at least it's factory STD with standard logos.
    I'm still having the bugginess in the creation of multiple profiles for the keyboard but I've figured out how to set different profiles for battery and plugged in: just change settings while you are in the mode you want to change.
    Thanks for answering, do you remember if the creation and use of multiple profiles was working on review units? Changing colors as you do in the video works perfectly for me too.

    On my non-Eluktronics laptop GCU shows only the office and gaming mode with their respective settings and the fan button still activates the fan boost (as I prefer for my use).
    If I remember correctly there was a bios version from a vendor that let you choose between changing power settings or activating fan boost. It was probably from Mechrevo.
     
  5. undervolter0x0309

    undervolter0x0309 Notebook Consultant

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    @Eluktronics are there any plans to support the i9 9880H (8 core) intel processors or are they too warm for the chassis?
     
  6. Maxou67

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    Thank you so much @Blebleuh and @ezradharma , i will see that :)
     
  7. Blebleuh

    Blebleuh Notebook Geek

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    Wow sorry for the mistake, and thanks for correcting it. I was pretty sure to remember that the keyboard backlight had a dedicated flat cable independant to the bulky keyboard cable, but that must be a wrong memory...

    About SoundBlaster: I never used it or intend to use it, and never installed it. I expect as few steps as possible between software audio and hardware audio outputs, in order to minimize DPC latency and hear audio material as close to the source as possible. If it sounds like crap I need to hear it as crap. Don't want any bass/stereo/3D enhancer.
    By the way I'm facing the point how crazy it is how latency and audio in general is better handled in macOS compared to Windows, even on a non Apple device with non natively macOS supported audio chip.

    Did not notice any improvement in sound as cracklings are such a pain that it's hard to make any comparison with them.
    Will give a try to v8405 (but I think I already did as it seems to be the version provided by PCSpecialist - the only clue I have is a folder called CodecExtOem_RTK_8405 in the provided zip).
    I already tried v8428, 8573 and R282, but the problem remains the same.
    Need to find some motivation to make a full Windows re-install I guess...
     
  8. Maxou67

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    Impossible to repair the backlight keyboard
    :(
    The Table could be at fault? ( See picture)[​IMG]
     
  9. ezradharma

    ezradharma Notebook Consultant

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    So if you cleaned up the pins and put it back in, will it work? You could give it a little extra push to get the contacts to touch deeper into the pins, other wise ask your vendor for a keyboard cable. Your vendor might have a better step by step way to trouble shoot since it can be also be a BIOS+EC problem, software problem, etc. Someways the backlight does not work is that maybe in the BIOS it's set to be dark black or the brightness is some how forced to off. I will say it's pretty common for the keyboard cable to have issues ATM.
     
  10. Maxou67

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    Thank you i will ask the vendor.
    I have tried everything and I do not think this is a software problem, the backlight is activated in the bios.
    In addition, the keyboard customization software crash when I access it and try to go on keyboard configuration.
     
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