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Can't plug HD Audio and USB 2.0 cable header into motherboard!?

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December 3, 2013 2:42:14 AM

My motherboard is the Asus H81M-K: http://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/H81MK
My case is the NZXT Phantom 410

While building, i tried to plug the chassis' "USB 2.0" and "HD Audio" cable into the motherboard's corresponding pins. The pin count and orientations are correct, but for some reason when I try to push the cables' header all the way in, even with a significant amount of force, the cables' header will only go in like 70% of the way. It feels as if theres something blocking the way inside the black header...even though I doubt that could be the case for 2 cables at the same time?

The other cables like "Power" and "HDD LED" slipped onto their pins 100% of the way with ease. Is the "USB 2.0" and "HD Audio" cable suppose to be stiffer to plug in? I haven't pushed my hardest in fear of damaging the mobo.
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December 3, 2013 6:50:51 AM

StormCloudSeven said:
My motherboard is the Asus H81M-K: http://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/H81MK
My case is the NZXT Phantom 410

While building, i tried to plug the chassis' "USB 2.0" and "HD Audio" cable into the motherboard's corresponding pins. The pin count and orientations are correct, but for some reason when I try to push the cables' header all the way in, even with a significant amount of force, the cables' header will only go in like 70% of the way. It feels as if theres something blocking the way inside the black header...even though I doubt that could be the case for 2 cables at the same time?

The other cables like "Power" and "HDD LED" slipped onto their pins 100% of the way with ease. Is the "USB 2.0" and "HD Audio" cable suppose to be stiffer to plug in? I haven't pushed my hardest in fear of damaging the mobo.


If your certain it's in the right position, hold the underside of the header while using excess pressure and see if that works. If not the pins on the board are to long for the header??
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