Did you purchase a flagship Asus motherboard to your twelfth Gen Intel processor anytime earlier than December 2021? You’d greatest examine if it’s the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero and get it swapped out if that’s the case as a result of it might probably begin a hearth in your home.
In January, a savvy YouTuber found out that Asus put in one in all that $600 board’s capacitors backward, and the corporate promised to work with authorities businesses on a substitute program. Right now, seven months later, the US Client Product Security Fee (CPSC) and Asus are lastly formally saying that recall.
In keeping with the CPSC’s recall announcement, roughly 10,000 motherboards have been affected with serial numbers beginning in MA, MB, and MC — a serial quantity which you will discover on a label subsequent to the 24-pin ATX energy connector or the motherboard’s field for those who occurred to maintain it.
You possibly can examine your serial quantity right here, however weirdly, Asus’ recall web site doesn’t but appear to be dwell. It seems like you could have to undergo customer support in the intervening time.
The CPSC says there have been 10 experiences of melted motherboards to this point however no accidents. It doesn’t say whether or not every other property was broken. Presumably, the problem has been mounted for boards bought since January 2022 — as of right now, the board is certainly nonetheless on sale.
Desktop PC half remembers aren’t notably widespread, however they’ve been popping up extra usually as educated YouTubers have begun investigating why their elements failed. Players Nexus was instrumental in pushing NZXT to recall its H1 mini-ITX case resulting from a hearth hazard, to not point out Gigabyte’s “exploding” energy provide items.