In my hubris to build a PC for a friend who had the parts sent to me. The front panel USB3 pins snapped when attempting to plug in the front panel connector. It is from the Fractal Design Meshify C Mini.
It is the Asus B550m Plus Wifi Mobo. This seems to be a common problem across all MFG.
Question is will Asus honor an RMA, or tell me to take a hike?
Either way I’m purchasing a new board from Microcenter later today, since I need to get the PC to my friend Saturday.
See links found on LTT forums and Todd’s hardware for what I am referring to.
You can’t tell all that well, but you’ll see a bent pin next to the capacitor, and the plastic housing is off by a pin to begin with. My explanation is at the top of the post. The links I have provided are what other people seem to run into a lot over the years.
Well to be clear, because maybe I didn’t make it clear in the post. I had almost everything installed, except for the video card. I noticed the USB cable was getting pressed too much when trying to get the video card in. So I took out the video card, then tried to nudge the USB 3 panel off. Instead of disconnecting like it is supposed to. The plastic protection came off with the USB 3 panel connector. Protector plastic housing had to be removed by using a plier.
From there I tried putting it back on, and the pins got bent, placing the plastic panel back on. Despite how careful I wanted to be about it. Like I said common cross MFG defect where that PIN header is just garbage. Hence why I included the links to give everyone an idea of what I I’m dealing with.