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*FIXED* Corsair H100i not recognized by Link

post #1 of 17
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Hi, so I ordered a H100i a while ago because I couldnt afford a custom loop and received it yesterday. Now everything was working fine before I went to sleep; no rattle noise, corsair link working perfectly, I even created a custom profile for my fans because the stock one is so loud.

 


Now today I wake up, boot my PC and.. nothing.

 

Even the LED is off. The pump and fan are still spinning. Corsair link is clueless. I tried to reinstall but it just wont detect anything.

 

 

 

Now when I start my computer, the fans goes to full speed (it's normal I guess ?) and the LED is on, but shortly after (or during POST) it turns off.

What do? :(



EDIT : Here's the fix:

 

You need to connect the H100i to a high power USB header on your motherboard. If your board doesnt support it, try to route a mini-usb to usb cable from the H100i to the port located on your motherboard's IO.


Edited by splinterize - 10/8/13 at 11:56am
post #2 of 17
what is "IT" that turns off? the computer? the link or fans?

What i would do is unplug all the fans that are not nessesary and plug them back in 1 by 1. testing to see if any are partialy unplugged, possibly causing a short.

Check for other shorts around the case also. reseat your graphics card, if it persists. try reseating the CPU, make sure the bolts are tight (not too tight) on the mount for the h100. Too tight is the mobo is flexing from the tension.

you could try plugging the h100 into a mobo fan header and eliminate the Link device, incase thats ur issue.
post #3 of 17
The RGB LED controller is prone to failing quickly. Mine also failed very quickly and corsairs forums are full of failing LED controllers on the H100i.

As for the Link failing.. That, I don't know..

I replaced my unit with a H320..
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post #4 of 17
Make sure the cpu block is seated properly
Make sure all connections are connected properly

If it still doesnt work try the stock cooler and see if it boots.

My H80i spins up full speed at boot for about 5-10 seconds, that is probably normal. I also rarely have the issue where link shows 0 for the fans but a reboot corrects that. If everything is seated/connected and a stock cooler works id have them replace your H100i either via the retailer you bought it from or via corsair. I think my H80i has a 5 year warranty. Id imagine the H100i is the same.
post #5 of 17
remember, if you unseat the cooler from the CPU socket, you MUST reapply thermal compound. This should probably be your last option.
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hi sorry my OP wasnt clear! Everything is working fine but the H100i is just not detected by the Corsair Link software. The fan and the pump are working.

The led is working when I boot the machine but turn off during the POST.

post #7 of 17
you are absolutely sure there are no options inside the corsair link software that you might have accidentally clicked? It makes sense that if the LED is lit during post because of the way POST works. Your PC is telling the LED to be off

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by crunkosaur View Post

you are absolutely sure there are no options inside the corsair link software that you might have accidentally clicked? It makes sense that if the LED is lit during post because of the way POST works. Your PC is telling the LED to be off

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test

 

 

The H100i is not being detected at all by corsair link. I've also tried to use a mini usb to usb cable and plug it on a usb port but no luck.

post #9 of 17
good to see you got it fixed
post #10 of 17
excuse me why do you worry about ?

The USB cable of H100i is necessary for the correct function ? Or its only an optional ?
Cant u link all to the mainboard ?
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