MSI’s Mystic Light assists in customizing your favorite colors and effects on any compatible MSI RGB peripherals. Although this greatly improves the aesthetics of your gaming setup, this feature may malfunction or sometimes disappear from MSI Center or Dragon Center without any particular reason.
Generally, MSI Mystic may stop working due to conflicts in the MSI software itself. Or you may even experience these troubles due to compatibility, drivers, and hardware issues.
Often, users have complained that the changes they made in the MSI Mystic Light didn’t show up. Moreover, problems like MSI software’s inability to detect the peripherals have also come up. Whatever the issue, this article covers some simple and effective ways to address MSI Mystic Light not working on your PC.
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Why is MSI Mystic Light Not Working?
MSI Mystic Light may fail to change colors or effects on your PC case, RAM, graphics card, keyboard, mouse, and several other peripherals. Apart from just that, MSI Mystic Light is sometimes grayed out, or it just disappears from MSI software.
- One or more devices are simply not compatible
- Some in-built settings configurations are creating issues
- Conflicts with applications infected with a virus
- Outdated MSI software
- Corrupted graphics card drivers
- Conflicts with BIOS configuration
- Corrupted MSI Center SDK tool
How to Solve MSI Mystic Light Not Working
Since there can be several possibilities why MSI Mystic Light isn’t working, you need to take several things into consideration. In this section, we will discuss each of them and try to fix the issues using some simple measures.
- Restart your PC
- Update your OS
- Scan for possible viruses
If these do not solve your problem, there may be vital errors within your system, or you’ve made some mistakes in the configuration. So, we recommend following each of the below methods one by one.
Whether you’re using an MSI DDR, SSD, CPU cooler, power supply, or any other peripheral, one or more might not sync with the Mystic Light feature. This is probably because they do not have a Mystic Light sync-supported motherboard.
So, the first method is to check whether your peripheral is compatible with the Mystic Light feature. To do so, you can directly visit the MSI website and check for all the compatible products.
Check Lighting Issues Within Software
If you’re new to MSI Center, you need to first install the Mystic Light feature before using it. So, if you’re unaware of this, here’s what you should do:
- Launch MSI Center from Start Menu.
- If you haven’t installed Mystic Light, you won’t find the Features tab.
To get it, navigate to Features Set icon.
- Under Installed Items, find Mystic Light and click on the Install button.
- Next, restart the application, and you’ll notice the Feature tab available now.
- Switch to this tab and select Mystic Light. Now, you should be able to use the feature.
But if you had already installed the feature and you’re still unable to use MSI Center, it’s probably because the option is turned off. If so, all the profiles are grayed out, meaning you can’t reconfigure the lighting settings on an RGB keyboard, mouse, fans, motherboard, and more. So, it’s important that you toggle on the Mystic Light option:
- Navigate to the Features tab > Mystic Light.
- Just above the profile menu, you’ll locate a toggle switch to enable the Mystic Light feature. Simply press the button, and you’ll be able to make the necessary RGB changes.
If you use Dragon Center, the same thing can happen to you. To enable Mystic Light, you’ll find the toggle switch on the right side of the application.
Try Switching Language
Surprisingly, several users have fixed their MSI Mystic Light module by just switching their language to English on MSI Center. This is probably because it is a new program and is still in the development phase. So, you may experience faults quite often without a specific reason.
Well, it’s pretty easy to configure the language option on MSI Center, and the below guide will help you regarding this:
- Press the settings icon from the top corner of the window.
- Under Settings, find the Language option and select English. If that’s already chosen, select any other language.
- Then, switch back to English.
Some apps may create conflicts with the MSI Mystic light feature. So, we recommend repairing such programs or uninstalling them completely.
Generally, this happens with new apps that are incompatible with your system. So, here’s a simple guide on how to remove such harmful applications from your PC:
- Press Windows + R keys and run the following command:
- Right-click on the application and choose Uninstall.
- Then, follow the on-screen instructions and restart your computer if required.
- Next, try changing lights with the MSI Mystic Light feature. Now, you should no longer face lighting issues.
Update MSI Dragon Center or MSI Center
When the Dragon Center or MSI Center is outdated, most features, including the Mystic Light, may not function smoothly. Thus, you may encounter undesirable lighting issues with the RGB fan, motherboard, and other hardware components. So, in this section, we will guide you on how to update both Dragon Center and MSI Center.
After launching the application, follow the below guide:
- Navigate to the Support tab and select Live Update.
- Press the Scan option to search for any recent update.
- Now, check the update file(s) and click on the Install button.
- Once the installation is complete, restart MSI Center, and you should no longer have problems with the Mystic Light feature.
- Finally, we recommend enabling the automatic update feature. To do so, open the app settings and toggle on the Always update option.
Updating the Dragon Center is quite similar to updating MSI Center. Here are the necessary steps you need to follow:
- Launch the application and choose the support icon from the left side of the window.
- Now, select the Live Update tab and click on the Scan button.
- Wait until the scan is complete, and you’ll get a list of updates.
- Check them and press the Install button.
Unblock the Application From Windows Defender Firewall
The Windows Defender Firewall may sometimes treat MSI Center and Dragon Center as anti-spyware programs. For this reason, it blocks unauthorized access to prevent the computer from being affected by possible malware. Thus, you may even get an error message like, “MSI Center has stopped working.”
If that’s the problem you’re facing, you may be unable to use the MSI Mystic Light. So, we recommend unblocking the MSI software manually:
- Launch the Windows Security application from Start Menu and go to Firewall & network protection.
- Next, select Allow an app through firewall.
- Now, find MSI Center – Terminal Server or DragonCenter and tick both the Private and Public options. This opens the ports on the Windows firewall, allowing the application to communicate over a network.
- Finally, press Ok, and now you should be able to launch MSI Center or Dragon Center normally.
Clean Boot Windows
Clean Boot helps you determine possible faults due to drivers or startup apps. So, if you can’t use MSI Mystic Light even after performing a clean boot, there’s either a driver fault or a start-up app is messing with the MSI application.
Follow the below guidelines to learn how to clean boot Windows and figure out the culprit:
- Use Windows + R to open the Run dialogue box. Here, run the below command:
- Once the System Configuration window pops up, switch to the Services tab.
- Then, check “Hide all Microsoft services.”
- Next, select Disable all and hit Apply.
- Now, move to the Startup tab and click on Open task manager.
- Right-click on each application and disable them. This will stop all apps from opening on startup.
- Finally, restart your computer and see if you can use the MSI Mystic Light feature.
- If this technique has resolved your issue, start enabling every program you disabled until you find the one causing the problem.
- Now, you can disable or delete it permanently and start using MSI features without interruptions.
Reinstall Your Application
If updating the drivers didn’t work, it’s time for you to reinstall MSI Center or Dragon Center. Generally, the SDK tools are responsible for creating problems in the Dragon Center, and your MSI Mystic Light feature may disappear without any reason. So, here’s what you should do to stop facing such errors:
- From the Start Menu, open the Settings app and choose Apps from the left panel.
- Next, go to Apps & Features.
- Now, search for MSI Center or Dragon Center, click on the kebab menu, and select Uninstall.
- Wait for the program to be removed from your computer.
- Then, search for MSI Center SDK and uninstall it as well.
- Finally, download the setup file and complete the installation.
- Now, launch the app, and you should see the MSI Mystic feature.
Check Hardware Connections
If you face lighting issues in your rig despite properly configuring MSI Mystic light settings, there are probably connection issues with your motherboard. So, we recommend checking if the connectors are properly inserted.
Furthermore, you may also want to check hardware issues on other peripherals. For example, if there are faulty LED switches, your RGB keyboard may not light up.
Configure RGB Lighting in BIOS
If you’re using a different motherboard but have other MSI devices, you can still use the Mystic Light feature to configure lighting on them. However, the RGB settings in BIOS might conflict with the ones you have set using an MSI application. In such a case, you can disable and enable RGB in the BIOS. Here’s how you can do just that:
- Restart your computer and before your system boots into Windows, use F2, Del, or a dedicated key to get into BIOS.
- Next, navigate to Advanced Options and locate RGB LED Lighting.
- Now, turn off both When system is in working state and When system is in sleep, hibernate states.
- Save the changes and reboot your computer.
- Again, get into your motherboard’s BIOS and reenable the aforementioned options.
- Finally, restart your PC and launch either MSI Center or Dragon Center, whatever you’re using.
- Now, you can start making changes to the RGB lights and effects.
If your BIOS is outdated, there’s a high chance the BIOS RGB configuration and MSI Mystic Light settings may not sync. Thus, even if you make changes, the RGB effect remains the same as before or sometimes turns off. So, we suggest updating BIOS only if your system becomes unstable:
- Go to your motherboard’s official site and download the latest update file.
- Next, unzip the file and copy them into a USB device.
- Now, restart your PC and enter BIOS using a dedicated key.
- Then, search for EZ Flash, M-Flash, or Q-Flash. Generally, such options are available under the Tool menu.
- Here, select the USB where you had copied the earlier content.
- Now, follow the on-screen instructions and complete your BIOS update.
- Once this is done, you can start using the MSI Mystic Light feature without interruptions.
Switch From MSI Dragon Center to MSI Center
If neither of the above fixes works on MSI Dragon Center, you should try using MSI Center. This is a new program launched by MSI to provide additional features and can solve your MSI Mystic Light issues as well.
However, you need to uninstall the MSI Dragon Center completely as both these programs can’t run simultaneously. Although the user interface is slightly different, you shouldn’t find any major difficulties after switching to MSI Center.