Monday, July 2, 2012

Antec p182 front port assembly

Two or three years ago I bought an Antec P182 case. I love the case, its extra quiet, loads of space for all my drives and looks great.
The thing is after 2 years of use the USB port on the front panel broke. After checking the issue on google I had to conclude, Antec used cheap parts for the USB port.
Many P182 owners had the same problem.
I also couldn't just jump to an electronics store to replace the USB port, I had to replace the whole front port assembly since all the front ports are molded together.
Looking for replacement parts, it seemed that they were all sold out.
Even Antec support couldn't find one.

Then about 9 months after my correspondence with Antec support I got a mail informing me that they have the part available for purchase (thanks Jie Zhang) and i finally tried to install it this weekend.


When trying to remove the old front port, I couldn't reach the screws.
Now I know my cabeling is awful but it seemed that I was missing something, And yes I removed the case cages.



Luckily  I found this great video showing how to replace the front port assembly, by Puget Systems on YouTube.






Finally my case is as good as new :-)




 


 

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for making the post, Is there any USB 3.0 versions of this part?

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  2. Where can i buy this part?

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  3. I'm too p182 user and i need that part
    Can you tell where i can buy it?

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    1. Contact Antec support from their official site (http://www.antec.com) and ask to buy a replacement. If they have it in stock they will ship it to you.
      Thats what I did.

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