Originally Posted by Remeniz
You have Firewire & USB connectors on the front panel of your case and you need to make sure you connect them correctly to the motherboard. The Firewire lead must connect to the red 1394 connector on the bottom of your motherboard and the USB leads to the blue connectors. In fact, if you were to connect the firewire lead to one of the blue USB connectors then you can damage the motherboard.
This could be the reason for the USB overcurrent error.
To do a quick check disconnect all the leads from the red and the blue sockets at the bottom of the motherboard.
This has been done correctly. I know I did not damage any part of the motherboard. I believe the motherboard is touching the computer case somehow, causing this error.
Upon inspection with my friend, we think that the foam pad thing that comes with the motherboard that protects the motherboard USB/PS2/LAN ports in the back is the reason this is happening. No, not because it's on. Because it's off. We took it off, we didn't know it had to be on. We weren't sure if this was the problem, and upon looking at my current computer, it looks as if it has the foam pad on the PS2/USB connectors. Whoops!
Also, we used the wrong screws on the motherboard, so had to take them all off. 2 of them wouldn't come out, and are stuck to the mounting screws. So now we need a pliers/wrench.
We're really dumb. Thank God we haven't broke anything.
We tried the battery idea. If the foam pad thing doesn't work, then, we'll have to triple or quadruple check that the connectors are all right, then RMA it at worst. Thank God for my 1-year extended warranty, gives me a little time to figure out if this thing is operational or not.