Yup it's DoA. Cooler Master will send you a whole new panel including the i/o cables. But you have to keep on them and smack them around a bit in order to get it resolved in a timely manner.
I had the same thing happen with my system when I first purchased it. But it worked out in my favor as I was able to swap out my LEDs to something less blinding.
You think CM will replace it taking into account my destination (Armenia, Yerevan)?