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April 5th, 2014, 23:34
Originally Posted by Kostas View Post
For the record, what was the problem with the ports?
For almost two years the back panel USB 3.0 ports worked flawlessly. But then the port that my scanner was attached to died. About a week later the ports that my mouse and keyboard were inserted to died and so did the port that my printer was attached to. So 4 out of 6 ports died suddenly.

Keep in mind I never fooled with this system in any way. Once I built it I left it as is; no overclocking and no power surges to speak of (I have a really good surge protector just in case).

Following Gigabyte's directions as stated in the OP plus utilizing Linux Mint the ports are all dead. The keyboard won't work in any except the two that still function.

I will be RMAing said board to Gigabyte. That is as much as I know.

So this Sunday afternoon I will be taking out my motherboard, packing it up and sending it off. I am worried though because I have read too many stories where Gigabyte can't replicate the issue and send the board back only to have the same issues occur for the owner. Or they send it back a replacement board that has been used with wear and tear. My board is pristine.

Plus it may take 5 weeks or longer to have it returned.
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