What's this all about?
The purpose of this site it to bring attention to a wiring defect on
the 1394 (FireWire) socket found on certain Thermaltake Xaser III PC
computer cases. Thermaltake
that the defect exists and was once actively working to determine
what cases were affected. Unfortunately, they STILL have not
released any details of their research to the public, and that is why
I continue to operate this web site. Until Thermaltake
puts forward a strong effort to both inform their customers of this
defect and take whatever actions are necessary to cover their customer's
loses, I will continue to operate this web site at my expense. The wiring defect can destroy
both motherboards and 1394 equipment, so it's very important you
check to see if your case is miswired before you connect anything
to your upper 1394 port.
NOTE: The Thermaltake
Xaser III case has the same identical I/O panel and internal cabling as the following
Enermax CS-10181 and
have now positively confirmed
that the problem does exist on at least some of these cases. Please see the
CURRENT STATUS page for more details!
This site is now for reference purposes only
As of December 2005, I am no longer maintaining or updating this web
site. It is provided now for reference purposes only.
Please do not attempt to contact the author about this web site as your
e-mail will not be read.
Communications with Thermaltake
We once had extensive communications with the technicians at the Thermaltake's
office in Los Angeles, CA, but once we got a check covering the damage
to our equipment, they stopped communicating with us completely.
It appears that they're also neglecting several other people, based on
the reports I continue to receive.