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thermaltake v3 parts?

post #1 of 7
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Hi, I have a thermaltake v3 and the front panel USB ports are having intermittent problems. I'd like to get a replacement piece (or even better, the USB3 version), but can't find anything on the web other than complete cases. Obviously, if I only paid $25 for the case, I could just chuck it and buy the V3 BlacX Edition and move everything over... but I'd like to avoid that whole thing and just find the part. Similarly, a $35 aftermarket add-in panel seems silly.

Any suggestions??

Thanks!
- jak
post #2 of 7
This probably isn't the answer you wanted to hear, but the only way I can think of to fix it for under $25 is to call Thermnaltake and see if they can help you OR diagnose the problem with the USB ports and solder on a new whatever needs replaced.
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post #3 of 7
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Yeah, I looked at thermaltake's web site and found no parts info. I know Logitech and probably many others will just replace items under warranty and that's it. With worldwide production and supply lines, no one even has any spare parts, except maybe the factory in china, who only makes exactly enough to build that run of products. So, just buy a new one if even a small part breaks, sigh.
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post #4 of 7
Sorry. Your probably SOL.
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post #5 of 7
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Hmmm, maybe not.. stuff on eBay is not always top quality, but I searched for "case front USB audio" and found several different configurations under $5... one of them may work with a little epoxy or some such. Worth a try.
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post #6 of 7
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Ordered one. I tried searching before, of course, but was looking for the Thermaltake part. Maybe this will be a drop-in fit.... maybe.
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Good idea!

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