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post #31 of 121
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Almost exact same problem that I described in my first post. I am glad that you didn't suffer grater damage as myself. I still didn't receive any response from CoolerMaster regarding this issue.
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post #32 of 121
OP: good job on documenting the problem well though it took me a few seconds to realize that you meant (I think) 'insulation' not 'isolation'!

Hope things go smoothly with the case from here on out.
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post #33 of 121
Oh now that's never good, I'm getting a replacement HAF X so I'll check if that one has anything like that, this is on the front headers right Welsh?
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post #34 of 121
I would suggest that anyone with a Cooler Master Haf X case should check, if you remove the top of the case via the 6 plastic tabs, then you will see the PCB is held in with two screws remove these, pull out the PCB and turn it over, will see that the USB/Fire Wire headers with the soldered joints that are very sharp. Check the wiring from the LED switch for damage (will look like little stabbed holes) and if necessary bend the contacts flat to increase the clearance between the switch and the PCB. Extra insulation would be beneficial.
post #35 of 121
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Originally Posted by Stile35 View Post
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?
thats exactly what happen to me last 3 weeks ago i thought i mess up since im still kinda new in building my pc..
darn haf x mess up my evga x58 board... had to return all my components not knowing what the cause.. this new set up on my rig is like the part2 of the components almost the same except the board...

i still have 23days to return my haf x to micro center. i havent open all my components right now. i dont wanna take a chance for haf x to burn my expensive motherboard this time.. cant believe this CM Cause my almost 1 month waste of time returning all my components and spending money for the shipping.. if i only knew it was cm haf x cause it. i should just call coolermaster have them pay for all the damage they done to me.
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post #36 of 121
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Originally Posted by CoolerMasterUSA View Post
If you are in the states, you can file for a part request on that top panel guys:

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/partrequest.php

We are currently looking into this, i will/have forwarded to this proper product managers for review.

Appreciate the feedback .
problem is ur cm haf x already damage our motherboard. u guys should pay for the shipping and time i wasted returning all my components..and buying them again because at first i didnt know it was haf x who cause it.. now im 100% sure.. i m going to return this new haf x unopen box at microcenter. and get another case. i cant believe u guys made me look like a fool... wasting my time.. I thought it was my fault to burn the evga x58board. wasted 2 days not knowing the real issue. i own a cm storm scout never had a problem with cm case before but now im affraid to assemble my new pc. because of this issue.
Edited by Trademark - 9/6/10 at 6:56am
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post #37 of 121
I think it's an ID 10T error.
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post #38 of 121
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Originally Posted by Stile35 View Post
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.
thats exactly what i got on my 2nd new haf x that i double check. and fix using electrical tape so far so good my build is working just waiting for my video card to fully test it.

so im pretty sure the first batch didnt check right by their quality assurance team. they release it to the customers/public. without even checking it. its their quality assurance fault they should fire all those guys and hire a better qa inspector/manager. i always like coolermaster case. but this issue is not fun at all.
Edited by Trademark - 9/11/10 at 2:13pm
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post #39 of 121
Funny story, when I had my front fan plugged in to the LED button on the FP mine would NOT boots up. As soon as I plugged the PSU in the fans would just start spinning. ALL the fans in the case and the computer would not turn on. I was kinda freaked but finally narrowed it down and I just threw that fan away and wrapped up that cord to the LED button. Got a non LED fan for the front. Now I know that I could have kept the fan and added tape oh well.
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Funny story, when I had my front fan plugged in to the LED button on the FP mine would NOT boots up. As soon as I plugged the PSU in the fans would just start spinning. ALL the fans in the case and the computer would not turn on. I was kinda freaked but finally narrowed it down and I just threw that fan away and wrapped up that cord to the LED button. Got a non LED fan for the front.
thats the main reason they giving away front panel for free without charge they know damn well they made a mistake and wont even admit it.. im still waiting for my replacement top panel/front panel kit. its been 1week now.
im going to double check that new " fix according to tech support" top panel and see if its really fix.
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