Question Replace front USB 3.0 Port

8UP

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I have a Phanteks Eclipse P400 and one of the front USB 3.0 ports is broken. Is it possible to replace it?
 

Wolfshadw

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Possible? Probably, but it would also probably be cheaper and easier to just replace the case if you absolutely need a front USB 3.0. Otherwise I'd consider just adding a USB 3.0 PCIex1 card and plug whatever it is in back.

-Wolf sends
 

8UP

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Possible? Probably, but it would also probably be cheaper and easier to just replace the case if you absolutely need a front USB 3.0. Otherwise I'd consider just adding a USB 3.0 PCIex1 card and plug whatever it is in back.

-Wolf sends
If I wanted to replace the front one, though, where could I find the parts to do so?
 

Wolfshadw

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You'd probably need to check e-bay for old/used cases to see if you can replace the USB 3.0 board. Then you need to figure out if/how you can mount it within your case. Not having the case readily available to me, I can't tell if the board is even accessible without tearing the case apart.

-Wolf sends
 

AdmiralDonut

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The USB 3 ports in that case should, if I recall correctly, simply unscrew from the board they are mounted to. Both would need to be taken out, of course, as they are both connected to the same USB 3 motherboard plug, and you should be able to source one from somewhere like Ebay.
 

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Possible? Probably, but it would also probably be cheaper and easier to just replace the case if you absolutely need a front USB 3.0. Otherwise I'd consider just adding a USB 3.0 PCIex1 card and plug whatever it is in back.

-Wolf sends
That case costs about €80. How on Earth would it be cheaper to just "Replace the case"?
 

AdmiralDonut

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It takes less then 3 minutes to remove, replace the USB3 cables, and refit. In no universe in existence would it be worth ditching an €80 case over a 3 minute repair job. That is utterly abysmal advice.
 

8UP

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Yeah, that was completely wrong. I just emailed their support and they sent the part to me for less than 10$.
 

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