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Hey guys,

just wanted to share some experience when debugging the USB ports on my Bitfenix Shinobi! If you have a Bitfenix Shinobi it will be quite interesting for you, if you have another case with USB ports on the case, it might still be interesting!

So, the problem: The Shinobi has 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports on the top panel, right at the front so it's nice and easy to plug in stuff.
But my USB 2.0 ports were all messed up! One didn't seem to work at all, and one only worked with certain peripherals.

So I checked EVERYTHING, the bios, the device manager, the drivers. I checked all the other 6 ports of my motherboard on the back!
Eventually I opened up the case and plugged the USB 2.0 connector from the case to another place on the motherboard (ASRock B75 Pro3, has 2 USB 2.0 connectors, which support 2 USB ports each.) So I reconnected to the other one. Same problem.

THEN, eventually I lifted the top panel looked at the connectors, how they are attached right at the ports, wiggled them a bit and VOILA suddenly everything worked.

So what was the problem?
In the Shinobi case, the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports are fixed in the top panel, which is removable. You remove it to install the top fan for example. But it's not completely removable, it's liftable, you can lift it enough to install the top panel fan, but all the cables from the controls, audio out and USB ports are connected to it. So when I installed the fan I probably pulled to hard and the USB 2.0 connetor probably loosened itself a bit, when there was a strain on the cables.

Design flaw I say, but also you have to be careful when lifting the top panel! Don't pull too hard on it!

So if you have a Shinobi and USB problems, this is one thing you may wanna check!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770k 4.6GHz@1.300v Z87X-UD3H XFX R9 290/290X + ACX3 Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingMonitor
Samsung 840 PRO Thermalright Macho HR-02 Rev. A 4x bequiet! ShadowWings 1LS Benq XL2411T 
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Seasonic G550 Bitfenix Shinobi Razer Deathadder 2013 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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AKG K701 
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