It turns out that the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboards die

It seems that a poorly soldered capacitor is what promises owners the use of a powder extinguisher.


The lives of users who want to get their new Intel Alder Lake-S processor ASUS ROG Z690 Hero the motherboard was chosen as a companion because several disturbing phenomena have been reported in connection with their latest acquisition. Volt, to whom the board (with a RAM problem) QCODE 53 with an error code and an orange flickering Q-LED indicated that it was not all right, and this was strongly supported by a coin-sized burn mark on a printed circuit board, while the scorched MOSF- because – smell of smoke he felt his machine shut down from one moment to the next, but there was also an individual who heard a pop or saw with his own eyes that something in his machine it caught fire.

(source: The maximumrog57 / ASUS ROG forum) [+]

Of course, ASUS didn’t leave it at that and launched an investigation, and it looks like the goose is there, although the investigation isn’t over yet; above the farmost DIMM slot below the POST display, a capacitor (the piece labeled “150” circled in the image) was inverted, sending the otherwise imposing hardware to the perpetual bitfields in a short time.

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This defect affects specimens 90MB18E0-MVAAY0 that begin with a serial number with an MA, MB, or MC, and the label affixed to the box of the product (or by visual inspection of the capacitor in question) will tell anyone if there is a cause. to concern.


It goes without saying that the Taiwanese giant is preparing an exchange program in cooperation with the relevant government agencies, and in its communication indicated that if anyone had any questions or comments, feel free to visit their product support page or that online chatfelületüket, or available on Windows, Android, and iOS platforms MyASUS App contact them.

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