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    Replacement Front USB Ports

    I managed to break the USB ports on the front of my case, had something plugged in there and kicked it by mistake as I was walking past . Here's an image showing what I mean:


    So, I'm looking to replace the USB ports, but I can't find a replacement pair of USB ports anywhere Searches on the internet give me endless USB hubs/peripherals but not just the ports.

    Anyone know where I can find something like this, or if people just don't sell them?

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    Re: Replacement Front USB Ports

    Depends how they're attached. You could probably pull some off another case if they're on their own, but if the whole of the front panel is on its own circuit board then you might be out of luck.

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    Re: Replacement Front USB Ports

    Thanks, although I took it apart for a closer look and the firewire, USB, and audio ports are all moulded together, so it may not be as easy as I first thought. I'll save the link for when I get some spare time though

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    Re: Replacement Front USB Ports

    if you really want it looking right and can match and get the socket, i will offer to hot air solder a new one on for free so long as you supply a prepaid return

    you have to do the legwork as i got to go up the loft to get the station out

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    Re: Replacement Front USB Ports

    Looking at those prices you might as well get yourself a super-chepo case from Ebuyer and take the USB ports off that! £10.56 for one, ouch.

    Edit:
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    Re: Replacement Front USB Ports

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    could work if you dont want to change case
    there are versions with firewire too
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    Re: Replacement Front USB Ports

    hey i might have something for you, i had antec send me out some parts. I'll try and dig it out for you

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    Re: Replacement Front USB Ports

    I've got another sugestion for you
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
    I got one for my case mod as it didn't have front USB, these are 2 seperate usb sockets (can be unscrewed from the IO plate) that run to motherboard header pulgs, although the leads are rather short and probably will not reach.

    So combine it with
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
    or if you've got free usb ports at the back of you case skip the bracket
    Then fix the end of the lead to your desk or monitor stand

    I must admit I never got around to properly mounting the frone USB on my case as haveing a usb lead on the desk is far more useful than on the front of the pc on the floor, no ferreting around under the desk to plug things in and no chance of accedently kicking them.

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    Re: Replacement Front USB Ports

    What case is it? You could try dropping an email to the manufacturer, I've contacted antec and lian-li in the past and they've both done their best to help.

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