Mystic light (MSI Center) not in control of ARGB?

joel.rosen

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Hi,

Just built my new desktop. Having issues with getting mystic light to work properly. It's only listing my mobo (Tomahawk Z690). I've got a MSI Velox chassis (with ARGB), 4x MSI ARGB fans, a set of Mystic light compatible Corsair DDR5 and a compatible Fractal AiO S36 (with 3 fans). All ARGB is connected to the splitter that came with the case and connected to JRAINBOW 1.

The lights work and I can switch the light into different modes with the button on the case, however MSI Center is not in control of them after I'm switching them to Mystig light mode by holding the chassis button for 3sec (they switch off).

I'm running Windows 11.

Any tips of how to get it working?
 
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keith3_16

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Are they connected to a hub or in a chain? Have you tried not using the splitter?
 

joel.rosen

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Hi Keith,

Thanks for replying.

They’re connected to a splitter and there are several chains connected to the splitter. See my drawing below(LED chassis button now shown):

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I have the equipment/skills to measure any voltages and currents if needed but this is my first build and I haven’t got any experience with electronics on this level.

I’ve only tried disconnecting the JRainbow header completely so far. I had to go on a buisness trip today but my next step would be to disconnect the splitter and just connect 1 ARGB device directly to the Jrainbow header and see if it works. Would you agree this would be the next step? In my opinion this would either rule out the splitter or the MOBO header depending on the result.
 

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Are you certain that you're connecting the connector correctly?
Usually the pinouts have a 'missing pin'. If you reverse it, it most likely won't work.
 

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Are you certain that you're connecting the connector correctly?
Usually the pinouts have a 'missing pin'. If you reverse it, it most likely won't work.
That depends. Some MSI fans care 3 pin, some are 4. As he said, it works fine via the case hub/splitter.
 

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That depends. Some MSI fans care 3 pin, some are 4. As he said, it works fine via the case hub/splitter.
Has nothing to do with the fans. Has more to do with the JRAINBOW connection on the motherboard. Since it's 3 pins, but a 4 pin connector. Flipping it around might produce what he's seeing.
 

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Has nothing to do with the fans. Has more to do with the JRAINBOW connection on the motherboard. Since it's 3 pins, but a 4 pin connector. Flipping it around might produce what he's seeing.
I got you, I miss understood what you where saying. I was referring to the ARGB connection on the fans as I have MSI fans that have 4 pin and 3 pin ARGB connections. but in my experience the vast majority of MSI ARGB fans are 3 pin, that you chain together and can only attach one way because the connectors have the missing pin hole blocked.
 

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I got you, I miss understood what you where saying. I was referring to the ARGB connection on the fans as I have MSI fans that have 4 pin and 3 pin ARGB connections. but in my experience the vast majority of MSI ARGB fans are 3 pin, that you chain together and can only attach one way because the connectors have the missing pin hole blocked.
Exactl, you can't really put the connector in the wrong way.

I will try connect just a single fan to Jrainbow in the next couple of days.
 

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Hi,

I've just now tried this:

Disconnected 1ARGB fan from the splitter and connected it directly to JRainbow3. It works - I can control it from MSI Center & Mystic light (Nothing more than the mobo shows up in the Mystic light interface but this might not matter.

This makes me wonder if there's something wrong with the splitter as it's not giving control to Mystic light. This oughta be a shame cause it's an MSI case with OEM splitter and MSI fans as well.
 

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Hi,

I've just now tried this:

Disconnected 1ARGB fan from the splitter and connected it directly to JRainbow3. It works - I can control it from MSI Center & Mystic light (Nothing more than the mobo shows up in the Mystic light interface but this might not matter.

This makes me wonder if there's something wrong with the splitter as it's not giving control to Mystic light. This oughta be a shame cause it's an MSI case with OEM splitter and MSI fans as well.
Yeah sounds like the splitter.

I have one in my case as well, but its only for the 4pin ARGB fans, and can only be controlled by the case button.

I have 4 3 pin ARGB fans plus 2 for my AIO, they are all chained together and controlled by the motherboard. the fans do not show up separately in Mystic light, the only things that will are things attached by USB, RAM and GPU's. see image below.2022-10-01.png
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