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This seems like a real long shot, but I saw a few people blaming the problem on the Razer Blade/Stealth's wireless drivers of all things. They suggested disabling the wireless to see if that makes a difference.

It might be worth a try?

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OtaXou
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Yeah I researched this one and tried but no luck. It seems that the WiFi causes problems for the laptop itself to recognize the GPU, but I've never had this issue. I'm also always plugged via Ethernet so even so, it would not affect me.

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OtaXou
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I discovered another thing today. Not only does my GPU fans start spinning out of control when I power down my Blade Stealth, but it doesn't seem to charge the laptop either !

It seems like there's some weird power struggle going on there, like the power that is supposed to charge my laptop is actually redirecting to... my GPU ?!

Even though I bought it used, I'll try to contact Razer Support in the face of all this mess. I acquiered the invoice from the first seller, and the Core is still in its warranty period. I don't know if I can make it work tho since I'm not the original buyer. It's worth a try, at least.

In the mean time, does anyone have the same issues or could test some things out ? 

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OtaXou
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I kept at it while the process of sending it to Razer is being worked on.

I tried my MSI GeForce 1060 installed on a true desktop motherboard : no fan problems. I then tried getting the Gigabyte 1060 from my girlfriend into the Core : no fan problems.

Seems oddly specific, so I have a question : should I attempt to flash the GPU bios ? The fact that it is connected via Thunderbolt 3 doesn't make it kinda dangerous ? I'm tempted. 

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OtaXou
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Hey guys,

Just so you know, I thought I'll give you sort of a last update on this. Razer really seems to be aware of the problem, but dodges my emails now so... Yeah, I'll never find a solution from them regarding the USB ports.

I convinced my gf to switch GPUs with me so at least now the Core is somewhat usable. As for the USB ports... I tried to plug a powered USB hub to it, but nothing works. There's clearly a huge problem. 

So now I think I'll just keep on using it as is, and I'll get a Mantiz Venus in the near future. For future buyers, I would not recommend the Razer Core : GPU works great and all, but you're taking the risk of running into the same fan problem as I did whereas the other enclosures seem to have nothing of the sort. Basically, the risk/reward isn't worth it. Although I still think it's the best looking out there :p

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Aiden Jung
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Have you got news?
I have exactly same problems.

differences are the devices, I use LG gram laptop(2018ver.) and Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming box.

and intermittently fan of my eGPU's PSU is spinning at full speed after shut down the WIN10. however, eGPU fan doesn't spinning.

I tried to figure this out but haven't got any clue.

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Tmax898
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For anyone that is just running into these issues now, but had some success in the past. I have noticed that the Synapse 3 software seems to be a huge issues. I have a Razer Core 1 with a 1070 + Gen 1 Razer blade stealth that used to work great, but after the Synapse update to 3, my Naga Hex 2 and Ornata will both eventually stop registering clicks even though windows recognizes them. If you close out of ALL razer products, Synapse and for me Comms and Cortex, functionality instantly returns to both. Preliminary test runs do seem to reflect its a software issue, as when I start up Synapse the mouse and keyboard to become flaky or disconnect completely.

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jonkrebs
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I have a similar setup bought in March 2017: Razer Blade Stealth + Razer Core 1 + PNY GeForce GTX 1080 XLR8 OC Gaming + Razer Ornata Chroma + Razer Mamba.
From the beginning I had the same issue while connecting the keyboard and mouse directly to the Razer Core (they are working sometimes but disconnecting all the time after a little time, reconnecting and again and again).

I contacted Razer support without success... To be honest, and it's my fault, I got too lazy to push it to get my Razer Core 1 replaced (which is not even sure it yould fix the issue).
So in the end I'm connecting a USB hub directly to my Razer Blade Stealth, which is a pity having IO directly on the eGPU without being able to use it.

Razer Blade Stealth 2017 - Razer Core 1 - PNY GeForce GTX 1080 XLR8 OC Gaming


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