Originally Posted by Stile35
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