Risk of collapse with Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboards – check the installation direction of the capacitor!

A few users have broken the motherboard in use and the problem has been caused by rumbling mosfets or DTC 53.

The price of the apartment is less than 700 euros ROG on the Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard a serious problem has been observed which, in the worst case, screams two mosfets off the circuit board. Problems have been reported in Reddit and Asus’ own support forum, among others, and the issue has been addressed Buildzoidin and Jayztwocentin With Youtube videos.

Based on several images, the problem is the SMD, or surface mount tantalum capacitor, mounted above the DDR5 memory terminals, which may be installed upside down at the factory. In case of problems, the + terminal of the capacitor, ie the light line, is installed on the left, which results in the motherboard breaking over time. According to reports, adjacent mosfets have literally rattled or DDR5 memories are no longer recognized and give debug LEDs a fault code 53.

In the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard found in the io-Tech test lab, the capacitor is mounted in the correct direction, ie the + terminal is on the right.

We have asked Asus for an opinion on this, but in the meantime we urge all owners of ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboards to check the installation direction of their own motherboard capacitor. If the + terminal of the capacitor is to the left, we recommend contacting your dealer immediately.

Source: Asus ROG Global Forum, Reddit 1, 2

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