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This has never happened to me before, but, I went to plug a USB cable to my HAF X's front usb port, and BOOM, pc shuts down. Mobo beeped, screen was flashing, and took about 15 seconds to power on. Then I got start windows normally option screen.

scurred me for a sec. Should I open it up and check if anything is loose?


Edited by Lostcase - 12/19/10 at 11:44am
post #2 of 14
Sounds like you are shorting in your front panel I/O. I'd examine the wires at both ends of the usb cable.

Edit: check the cable you plugged in. Try another device.
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You sure you didn't put the internal usb cable on the 1394 header on the mobo?
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same with my 932...it happens once in a while except my monitor goes blank and my pc is still on...just have to hit the reset button =/
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Quote:
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You sure you didn't put the internal usb cable on the 1394 header on the mobo?
This. Make sure the wire is in all the way, or that some other wire isnt somehow making contact. In the long run, the worst you could have done was blown a usb header...
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You can kill your board if you swap those, i killed at least 1.....That was a sudden death though!
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post #7 of 14
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Quote:
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You sure you didn't put the internal usb cable on the 1394 header on the mobo?
I'm sure homie, I made sure of it when my ROG manual warned me of it.
post #8 of 14
look at the front pant port itself. do you see any busted/ shorted conductors?
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I'm sure homie, I made sure of it when my ROG manual warned me of it.

Ok,well as the others said, check with a different Usb device, check the cables.
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post #10 of 14
i thought i read that one of the haf cases, the wiring is horrible and it can cause shorts or something?
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