If you use a magnifying glass to look inside a cable connector (like I just did) you'll note that it's all plastic EXCEPT the four contacts. You picture indicates that there apparently IS a "defect" but it's in the FACE and will butt right up against the rear of the cable connector (which BETTER be plastic). I see no real problem here and doubt you could even cause a failure when plugging into it even if you tried as a cable slips INTO the jack and not ONTO it. SO... if it indeed HAS +5v at the "defect" you'll never be able to "short" anything anyway.
I used another image, which is why pins 1 and 4 are switched
You never said that you said this
Sub, here's that image you requested. I hope it makes the problem clear. It's definitely a defect, as I attempted to remove it with a damp cloth and then a screwdriver blade. It appears to be metal underneath the black plastic strip.
Now, look AGAIN at YOUR Picture
- DID YOU SAY THE PIN# REVERSED? No!
And THAT, sir is... IMPOSSIBLE
(that they are reversed)! MAYBE you are CONFUSING the MOBO PimOut Pin#1-4 (which has NO BEARING on the Front Connector) - see attached (YOUR MOBO)
. See how the OTHER ONE is Pin#2??? 1-3-5-7-KEY and 2-4-6-8-NC
- "A NOT= B" !!! Good Glory! SURELY you're not as dumb as a bag of rocks and this is some kind of joke!
edit - Try disconnecting the Front Cable and do a Continuity Test between contact and the cable connector - bet you're WRONG! HUMOR ME!!! DO IT!
----------- Did you even THINK of something like this?
and it's slightly indented and appears as a chip, not solder.
Yes, virtually all epoxies & most other glues are completely non conductive when dry, unless specifically stated otherwise.
In fact, epoxy is often the material of choice for high voltage insulating jobs. It's also what most circuit boards are made of.
Get some, mix it, smear flat with a piece of paper and let dry. DONE! Problem solved!
The horse is dead! Long live the new horse! Move on to something useful and quit bugging people...
Edited by submix8c, 09 January 2013 - 10:32 PM.