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Windows 7: Broken USB port already?

15 May 2011   #11
MadSupra354

 

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15 May 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

From outward appearance, all of those look OK. Are all of the front port USB connectors that way or just the one? When you installed the MB, you should have had wires from the fron pannel that connected to USB headers on the bottom of the MB. Check that those are connected securely. And for future reference, when you run out of 4 pin power connectors, you can get molex splitters that will turn one connector into 2 connectors.
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15 May 2011   #13
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
From outward appearance, all of those look OK. Are all of the front port USB connectors that way or just the one? When you installed the MB, you should have had wires from the fron pannel that connected to USB headers on the bottom of the MB. Check that those are connected securely. And for future reference, when you run out of 4 pin power connectors, you can get molex splitters that will turn one connector into 2 connectors.

Is this safe? I know having splitters for GPU's isn't advised.
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15 May 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

yes it's safe. it is usually used to connect fans which don't draw much currency. I use them all the time.
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15 May 2011   #15
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
yes it's safe. it is usually used to connect fans which don't draw much currency. I use them all the time.
Are you sure these 4pin molex cables are for the USB case inputs? Aren't they for the fans?
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15 May 2011   #16
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Yes, they are for fans usually and a few other type of cables. There are other types of cables from the front panel for USB ports. If you look closely at the bottom of your MB, they are usually labled USB1, USB2. The cables from the front panel USB ports plug into those USB ports. The USB cables do not look anything like the 4 pin Molex cables.

Look in your manual. It should tell you exactly where they are and which cables plug into them.
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15 May 2011   #17
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Yes, they are for fans usually and a few other type of cables. There are other types of cables from the front panel for USB ports. If you look closely at the bottom of your MB, they are usually labled USB1, USB2. The cables from the front panel USB ports plug into those USB ports. The USB cables do not look anything like the 4 pin Molex cables.
Yea I know
I think this case is supposed to come with red LED's, but they won't turn on I have to sort these things out sometime
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16 May 2011   #18
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Madsupra354, in your 1st post you indicated that your PSU did not have enough molex connectors for your case connections. I was simply trying to show you a simple solution to that problem. As far as your USB issue, there is no indication in device manager of a driver issue that I could see. The next obvious place to look is at the cable attachment to the front pannel connection and that the cable is connected to the proper location on the motherboard and is secure and has not come loose. I'm not sure why you think that is humorous. If none of those things are the problem, it is quite possible that you simply have a faulty USB connector. Perhaps if you contact Cooler Master they will send you a replacement front pannel without you having to RMA the whole case.
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16 May 2011   #19
MadSupra354

 

essenbe, I think you misunderstood. I'm just laughing because when I first built my PC, I thought something was wrong with it because it wouldn't boot, and I figured out it was because I didn't connect the front panel connectors.
Sorry if I offended you I didn't mean to offend anyone
I'll see what I can do with the front panel connectors.
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16 May 2011   #20
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

No problem. As far as your led lights, as I recall your case has a fan controller and a switch to turn the leds on/off. Because of that, they are very particular about which cable gets connected where. It may take some reading from the manual to get it right.

Sorry, I think I may have confused your case with another CM case.
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