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front panel audio header blocked thanks EK?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Live OR Die, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Live OR Die

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    So yer thanks EK for blocking my front panel audio header now i can't use my 7.1 headphones any one got any ideas around this one thanks?

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    EK? Use the rear one its better anyway. Less interference from the hardware
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    Should've bought the bitspower

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    can't you plug in the front panel before you plug in the audio card? ;)
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    EKWB the people who made this.

    Thats not the point the board uses the front jacks ports for 7.1 as there are only 3 jack ports on the back.

    No even if you do it hits the block the connector pokes out to far :( .



    I liked the EK one more :p .
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    Can you shave down a few mm off the plastic on the connector? Shorten it enough so that it plugs in. (The end where the wire is, not the end where the pins plug in) I've done this with PWM fan connectors.
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    Nope im lucky to get even 1mm off as the connectors inside almost poke out of the plastic.
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    Phobya has a tendency to make weird adapters for all kinds of interface cables, could always check if they have any 90 degree adapters or slim versions you can wire yourself.
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    Cool yer ill need to make some think, i just got this replay from EK lol really that's not even possible its all most double the space they leave you.



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    You can get a pin and unclip all of those cables, then put the raw cables with the little prongs on the end onto the connector in the right order.
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    I have tried with a old connector there still to long and dont bend well they snap.
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    If your not willing to do bend or cut the pins and connector buy a good usb sound card instead.
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    Problem fixed i brought a Astro Gaming A4 headset and am using optical no auto jacks needed :).
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    Hey,

    Don't know if you've already fixed the problem, but I came up with a workaround.

    I removed the wires from the header, cut the header a little less than half it's original size, bent the pins at a right angle, and super glued them in place in the header.

    You can then attach it to the card, before installing it on the board, and it fits with room to spare.

    I'll attach a couple of pictures.

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    I was thinking the same by looking up pin connector and making a a cable ( to preserve the origenal cable and take the plastic of and then use some shrink wrap..
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    Maybe I should have been more detailed when I mentioned that earlier. Pictures are much appreciated though!
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    Yer that was my idea but i broke two audio cables by snapping the connectors off from two old cases i had lol.

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    They don't all bend so easy like i said mine broke. I ended up going optical so there was no need.
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