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Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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From what I understand, You can change the lights to do different things during different tasks to help with mode identification etc.

I was wondering how I would set the lights on the aliens face to off during ''Sleep''mode and the sides to yellow. Is this possible?

Can someone help me?

Thank you

 

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Tesla1856
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Re: Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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Notice it says:

The Sleep Mode event is available only on certain desktops.

I could be wrong, but I don't think the x51 has an MIO-Board (or at least not one like ours). I say that because I never hear anyone talking about it (and some of these guys are really tearing up and modding this machine).

Anyway, without something like the MIO-Board (that can stay running and also monitoring the machine's "Sleep status") ... well, I'm not sure how it would work otherwise.


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morblore
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Re: Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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From what I understand, You can change the lights to do different things during different tasks to help with mode identification etc.

 

I was wondering how I would set the lights on the aliens face to off during ''Sleep''mode and the sides to yellow. Is this possible?

 

Can someone help me?

 

Thank you

 

 

 



Hello Drumblaket

Open the AlienFX. Then go to Advanced mode by clicking the Advanced Mode button in the middle of the screen. On the left you will see Sleep Mode. Highlite it so it's blue. On the right you will see the zones. The head will be yellow/black. Remove it and make the side panel zone whatever color you want. Then save it by clicking Apply.

That's it.

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Re: Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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The sleep option is not available al it says is default. Is there something else? I also noticed when i try to access alien FX controller it doesnt open.

But sticking to the topic at hand there just simply isnt the sleep option. When I click on add event all it does is take me to my folders and i have no idea where to look that i havent already.

Still need help!

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I also forgot to mention this is a brand new pc It is less than 2 days in my posession. It was a floor model at best buy but they took off the demo OS before i was able to bring it home.  

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Re: Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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0844.alfxscrnsht.png sorry about the last screenshot it didnt give any info this one shows you what i see.

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morblore
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Re: Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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Hmmm. It should have the sleep option like this:

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What version of ACC are you running? You should update it and see if that brings the sleep option back.

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morblore
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Download Microsoft .net 4 here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851


Download this ACC here: www.dell.com/.../alienware-x51


Install the .Net and reboot. Then install the ACC and reboot again. Then see if the option is there. Let me know please. I am home now and will be checking this thread for a reply.


Thanks,

Morblore

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Re: Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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I was able to install .Net but when i clicked run on the internet explorer 9 it said my version of windows didnt support it

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Re: Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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sorry... That was random information that didnt concern this.. ugh.. its way too late/early right now....

What I meant to say was .net did nothing for my alien fx it still says default and nothing else.

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morblore
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Re: Alienware X51: Need help with setting event light changing

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sorry... That was random information that didnt concern this.. ugh.. its way too late/early right now....

 

What I meant to say was .net did nothing for my alien fx it still says default and nothing else.

 



Did you update the ACC software?

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Area-51 Cosmic Black/Windows 8 64-bit Pro/BIOS A11
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6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866 DDR3/PNY GeForce GTX 680 SLI/ATI TV Wonder

 

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