Did you purchase a flagship Asus motherboard in 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 so because it may doubtlessly begin a hearth in your own home.
In January, a savvy YouTuber figured out that Asus installed one of that $600 board’s capacitors backward, and the corporate promised to work with authorities companies on a alternative program. Today, seven months later, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Asus are lastly formally asserting that recall.
According to the CPSC’s recall announcement, roughly 10,000 motherboards had 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 in the event you occurred to maintain it.
The CPSC says there have been 10 experiences of melted motherboards to date however no accidents. It doesn’t say whether or not every other property was broken. Presumably, the problem has been fastened for boards bought since January 2022 — as of right now, the board is unquestionably nonetheless on sale.
Desktop PC half recalls aren’t notably frequent, however they’ve been popping up extra usually as educated YouTubers have begun investigating why their elements failed. Gamers 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” power supply units.