Case USB not working

By Nukey
Aug 3, 2006
  1. Ello again :D

    I've been having a few issues with a new PC case I brought (Nzxt Nemesis Elite Black), and this time it's the USB that's causing me grief..

    The front USB ports are connected properly to the board (there is only one way it will go in), but whenever a device is connected, the device recognizes that it's plugged in, but the computer doesn't react. It's like its getting the power through but not the data.

    The other USB ports work fine at the back of the machine, only the front case ones. I also have the outer case 1394 connection popping up, saying it's unplugged.

    Any ideas? - Thanks

    Oh, heres a pic of the case, just incase you need to see it.

  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Are you sure all the pins in the port on the front of the case are in their correct positions? Maybe it's not getting good enough contact.
    hoping it works out for you
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your data pins may be installed incorrectly.

    For USB:

    red = +VCC
    Yellow = - Data
    Green = + Data
    Black = Ground
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,145   +597

    the front slots are usually the 1.1, slow devices (ie cameras)
    and the rear are 2.0 for scanners and HDs.

    use only 2.0 cables

    and get an update for the 1.1 driver
  5. Nukey

    Nukey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Well the plug on the end of the cable (connected to the case) is solid, all the pins are connected correctly, and are in firmly. This is really baffling me.
  6. Sparky Joe

    Sparky Joe TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I'm having the same problem with my case, it's an Antec Sonata 2. Where would I find the 1.1 drivers?
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    it sounds like it could be just the opposite.

    if windows recognizes the device it connected, then the data got through, but it may not be receiving enough power. check your mobo for USB power header jumpers or BIOS settings. what is the specific USB device that you are having trouble with?

    windows XP SP2 has USB2.0 drivers already. otherwise you can get them from your mobo manufacturer's website or driver/utility CD (assuming your mobo supports it)
  8. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    a little more help

    see if the usb cables in the case on the case side of the intiror cables(not mobo) are pushed in all the way. if you may have bumped them (not knowing) it may have pulled the wire ends out of the back of the usb female connectors.
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