Well, mine was the same issue, but I found a semi-working workaround I thought I'd share (albeit an annoyingly hard-to-set-up one....I route the power through the wall, so there is not so much noise going through the 5v line). I'm not trying to sound rude, btw. I'm 95% software geek. Circuitry and electric currents are a mystery to me. I never studied them. Hence why I can automate my entire computer life with just my phone (Tasker for Android), yet I know not what a capacitor or inductor does to a current. Anyways, I ended up getting frustrated with moving a huge mess of cables from room to room every time a family member wanted to play in the living room, so I ended up contacting a friend to have him install it anyways. XD Kudos to him. He did an excellent job. (granted we had a couple issues along the way) Photos below (The excess cable is there in case I want to add a connector to allow me to disconnect the power to the front USB slots for system updates (I might be a bit too paranoid... lol). In any case, I wanted excess cable so I didn't have to have the job redone if I ever do need the said connector installed.