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W4ff1e June 5, 2012 10:43 PM

How to not fry all your USB devices!
After plugging in all internal USB headers, unplug them and check that you didnt put on in a firewire (IE1394) port, unless you like the smell of electrical smoke.

Dzzope June 5, 2012 10:52 PM

Recent personal experience?

W4ff1e June 6, 2012 02:21 AM

Too soon bro, too soon.
Mourning the death of my g110 keyboard along with numerous USB flash drives.
A friend of mine is mourning the loss of his phone and ipod though, many devices have been taken by this legacy jack.

I told that mobo who's boss and bent the f***ing pins, **** YEAH!

I was going to send the mobo back and then realised gigabyte did say it was 3x USB power, and then i checked my headers.

michaelubc June 8, 2012 01:58 AM

Sorry to hear that man. It's so easy to make these mistakes :doh: and I'll keep it in mind but thanks for heads up.

dandelioneater June 8, 2012 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by W4ff1e (Post 632393)
I told that mobo who's boss and bent the f***ing pins, **** YEAH!

haha! that made my morning :rofl:

bissa June 8, 2012 10:33 AM

yeah, all the gigabyte boards that I've used so far come with little plastic caps with the type of port written on it so you don't make this mistake.
also, this is why you should upgrade to USB 3.0, then it's damn near impossible to mix those 2 up.

W4ff1e June 8, 2012 04:30 PM

Yeah it had the cap on the 1394, If i realised what i was doing i obviously wouldnt have made the mistake, I was just reaching down under my soundcard and didnt think to check :sad:

pentiumvi July 12, 2012 08:15 PM

Haha, thanks for the tip =P Will keep in mind.

Randylahey September 3, 2012 11:30 PM

i wont lie i am guilty of making these types of mistakes.

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