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    Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    This isn't a big issue but the blue power LED on my Antec P182 case has failed. Obviously I don't want to RMA the case back to Scan for something so trivial! The case LED is connected to my Abit IP-35 Pro motherboard and I noticed the LED flickering within a few weeks of building the system. Eventually it failed.

    It hasn't really bothered me much but my system is fairly quiet and sometimes it's difficult to know when it has been powered down!

    Is there anything that can be done to resolve this cheaply and quickly and with minimal effort? Are parts like a single LED with a motherboard header connector for the P182 case actually sold anywhere?

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    just a question but have you made sure its connected properly to the motherboard? it could be a simple issue like that or its lose etc etc.

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    I'll recheck the motherboard connection but I have disconnected it and reconnected it a couple of times a while ago.

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    have you tried contacting Antec? given its small lightweight size they may send you a replacement free

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    ^ I've just submitted a support ticket to Antec. Hopefully they can sell me one.

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    Result! It looks like Antec are going to send me one in the post.

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    Antec support are really great.

    Carlh moved house and his facia on his case got trashed in the process. A quick email to them with details and he had a parcel arrive soon after with replacement parts.

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    Correction Lee

    They send me two fascia as well as two lots of drive rails for the case

    Means I have a spare set just in case I move I guess

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    Hmm do you think if I emailed them and said my entire 182 case (which i dont have) got trashed durng a house move, they would send me an entire case

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    More than likely they would refer you to your home contents insurance

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    Just another note on how good Antec support is:

    A perfect example of a good company | acksaw [dot] com

    Could be worth a read (obvious plug )

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    A quick update: Antec, via their excellent support ticketing system, emailed me to advise me that the spare part will be shipped from their US office to my home address free of charge after I enquired as to the cost (as I would have been happy to pay for the item).

    All in all, i'm very impressed with Antec and would consider Antec components for my next system as the quality of their customer service and after-sales support is important to me.

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    Are you sure the LED is dead? The LED on the front of my Thermaltake "died" after a few months but I accidentally bumped the front quite hard one day and it flickered back to life. Seems it was just a loose connection on the PCB behind the panel. It has failed to light a few more times since and each time has been swiftly corrected with some pushing on the front panel.

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    ^ I'll take a look tonight, Bugbait. Thanks for the advice. I've only checked the motherboard connector side of things and haven't checked the LED side for a loose connection.

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz View Post
    ^ I'll take a look tonight, Bugbait. Thanks for the advice. I've only checked the motherboard connector side of things and haven't checked the LED side for a loose connection.
    Yeah, the first thing I checked was the motherboard connector too. I assumed the LED had blown but didn't really care. With the number of fans I run at full speed it's not like I can't hear when my PC is on!

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    Re: Power LED on Antec P182 case has failed

    Certainly sounds like a loose connection somewhere as led's tend to either work or not - flickering points to a dodgy connection or mobo header.

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