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Asus finally recalls faulty ROG Z690 Hero motherboards that were catching fire

2022-08-22 13:32 by
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Asus has finally issued a recall of the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboards that users last year reported could catch fire. Computer motherboards sold at places including Best Buy and Amazon have been recalled because the capacitor "was installed in a reverse position which can lead to a short circuit, overheating or melting, posing fire and burn hazards."

In January, a savvy YouTuber figured out that Asus installed one of that $600 board's capacitors backward, and the company promised to work with government agencies on a replacement program. Today, seven months later, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Asus are finally formally announcing that recall.

"This recall involves ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero computer motherboards sold separately for computers," the official description reads from the CPSC. "The recalled motherboards have part number 90MB18E0-MVAAY0. Affected units have a serial number that starts with MA, MB, and MC, which indicates the manufacture year in 2021. The part number is located next to the 24-pin power connector on a white label on the bottom side of the motherboard and on the packaging. Detailed instructions to determine if the motherboard is included in this recall can be found on the firm's website at"

According to the CPSC, there were about 10,000 affected boards sold in-store at Best Buy and Micro Center and online by Amazon and Newegg between October and December last year. They retailed for about $600.

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