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HAF-X issues with dead mobo and burned firewire chip

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It seems that HAF-X cases have issue to burn mobo or firewire chip on it. I experienced same issue. Motherboard is Asus P7P55D-E, Corsair 850W TX and HAF-X case and my Firewire chip is burned on second power on. On first power on I didn't connect LED illumination for front vent so LED was turned off. After I turn off PC and connect LED light, on my next power on I have burned VIA Firewire chipset.

Here are links of other users having same problem:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...e-chip-options

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/19...ave-issue.html

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?...Language=en-us

And picture of my burned chip:


Question: do you have lit fan LED or not on your HAF-X cases?
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post #2 of 121
Maybe it user error.
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post #3 of 121
Hmmmm

i have the same and have never had a problem...
    
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post #4 of 121
I wonder if not using standoffs could cause something like this..
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post #5 of 121
Sounds like the Firewire lead to the front of the case shorted. You should probably post an advisory in the owner's thread about this.
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post #6 of 121
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It is not user error and it is not my first config to assembly. I am not sure is it faulty front panel (firewire/USB) or is it something with LED illumination because burn happened when I connect LED and lit it up. I also posted links that other users experienced same issue.
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post #7 of 121
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
Hmmmm

i have the same and have never had a problem...
Did you connect front LED and turn it on? Please, try.
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post #8 of 121
I'm considering this case, and this is the first time I've heard of any shortage problems. Will be following closely. It could be just a manufacturing flaw and not so much a overall case defect. There's a video of some guy connecting tons of crap to his case (4 gtx 480s I think, asus mobo, i7 cpu) and there weren't any shortage problems.

Hope you can find an answer to this soon, it must suck not knowing what is up. :/
post #9 of 121
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Dears,
I think I found cause of our problems. I disassemble front panel and it is visible "design flaw" on our HAF-X case. Red wire that goes to LED switch has broken isolation because of sharp pins from front panel motherboard on which front firewire is connected. In other words, when front firewire is connected to mobo and when LED switch is turned on, LED switch wire directly touches one sharp pin from firewire front connector and there we have short circuit causing firefire chipset burnout on mobo.

Those two picture will explain it.

Clearly visible broken isolation on red LED wire:


Visible broken isolation and sharp pin from firefire that touches broken isolation:


I think that mystery is solved, the question is now who will be responsible for this? I think nobody, we will isolate this wire with some tape and continue with our business, right?

Also, it seems that this is assembly error on some cases and this explains that some has problems with it and some doesn't.
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post #10 of 121
Dunno what to tell ya bud, I have the HAF X and I've got the firewire plugged in and the LED's are on.

No problem yet.

Was this when you plugged something into the firewire?
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