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Figured this was a shorting problem related to my case so I decided to put this here.

Just tried to use these headphones since my speakers are being used elsewhere. I am using the front headphone jack on my case, not on my motherboard.

I plugged them in, then tried to turn my computer on. Nothing. Tried turning off and back on my surge protector, turning off and turning on the power supply, etc., and nothing.

Unplug the headphones and it starts fine.

Once I'm in Windows, I try plugging the headphones in again and the system shuts down completely.

Is this merely just a problem of a short/improper grounding? The USB ports on the front of my case don't work either - is this related?
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Were they working fine before, and this problem happened suddenly?
    
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try the headphones somewhere else to make sure if there is anything wrong with them.
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try the mobo audio out port. If it doesnt do it there then you know it's something screwy with your front panel.
 
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*SOLUTION

Hi all, I was researching this same issue myself and didn't find a lot of resources, however I believe I have now found the solution.

I have experienced this previously with another machine as well (I'll note that both cases in this scenario are manufactured by Zalman, idk if the issue is on their end I am not a hardware expert).

The issue appeared related only to the front panel, I couldn't even get the headphone plug in to the jack before it shuts down. After testing the rear mobo headphone jack connection and seeing it was fine, it was obvious that the issue was pertaining to the front panel.

Now, as previously stated I do not know if this is a Zalman issue or if I wired my case like a noob, however switching the F_AUDIO (front audio) from the HD AUDIO plug to the traditional AC97 plug has solved the problem entirely and my sound still works great.

Granted, this may mess with any sweet surround sound setup you have rocking, but for my office workstation it worked like a charm.

Final note, I'm rocking Kubuntu 12.04 LTS - but I experienced this issue on WinXP as well so I'm assuming this is a straight hardware issue.

Ps. I probably won't be around for followups, I just wanted to add a solution for other folks looking as I was unable to find this solution on Google. Cheers.
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*SOLUTION

Hi all, I was researching this same issue myself and didn't find a lot of resources, however I believe I have now found the solution.

I have experienced this previously with another machine as well (I'll note that both cases in this scenario are manufactured by Zalman, idk if the issue is on their end I am not a hardware expert).

The issue appeared related only to the front panel, I couldn't even get the headphone plug in to the jack before it shuts down. After testing the rear mobo headphone jack connection and seeing it was fine, it was obvious that the issue was pertaining to the front panel.

Now, as previously stated I do not know if this is a Zalman issue or if I wired my case like a noob, however switching the F_AUDIO (front audio) from the HD AUDIO plug to the traditional AC97 plug has solved the problem entirely and my sound still works great.

Granted, this may mess with any sweet surround sound setup you have rocking, but for my office workstation it worked like a charm.

Final note, I'm rocking Kubuntu 12.04 LTS - but I experienced this issue on WinXP as well so I'm assuming this is a straight hardware issue.

Ps. I probably won't be around for followups, I just wanted to add a solution for other folks looking as I was unable to find this solution on Google. Cheers.

No you didnt wire your case like a noob, because i got mine wired at the center where i bought it. Today i experienced the same issue with Zalman Z5 Plus case and your fix worked,thanks.
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