A mysterious Corsair K100 bug is currently keeping keyboard owners on tenterhooks. In the process, the keyboard retyped words that were previously entered after days.
Corsair K100 bug makes keyboard type words by itself
The Corsair K100 gaming keyboard has been affected by a strange bug that causes the keyboard to type words or even entire sentences by itself that were typed days ago. In the manufacturer’s forum, reports about the unusual Corsair K100 bug are piling up.
“Every few days, the keyboard started typing random words by itself while I was working on the MacBook. Typically, it writes messages I previously composed on the gaming PC and it doesn’t stop until I take the keyboard off and plug it back in,” writes one user who runs the keyboard via KVM switch with two systems simultaneously. Other users agree with him.
“I thought my computer had been hacked,” writes another user. However, it is not supposed to be a keylogger, as Corsair confirmed to Ars Technica.
Corsair K100 bug in firmware is to blame
Rather, the Corsair K100 bug is said to be a problem with the firmware and the macro function in it. At least that’s what we think, because Corsair apparently can’t say for sure where the problem comes from at the moment either.
“The macro function could mistakenly turn on and record the keyboard and potential mouse inputs,” says the manufacturer. If that were the case, the problem could be solved relatively quickly with a firmware update. Corsair is currently still busy determining the exact reasons for the problem.
However, this bug isn’t completely new; Logitech’s keyboards already had similar problems a few years ago. Users who are affected by the Corsair K100 bug should contact support immediately.
The keyboard can be reset by disconnecting it, holding down the ESC key for five seconds and then reconnecting it to the PC or notebook. Whether this will solve the problem, even in the long run, was not disclosed, though.