In January, a knowledgeable YouTuber discovered that Asus had fitted one of the $600 board’s capacitors incorrectly, and the firm agreed to collaborate with government organizations on a replacement scheme. Seven months later, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Asus finally issued an official recall announcement.
According to the CPSC’s recall notification, around 10,000 motherboards with serial numbers beginning in MA, MB, and MC were impacted – a serial number that can be found on a sticker adjacent to the 24-pin ATX power connection or the motherboard’s box if you chance to preserve it.
According to the CPSC, there have been ten complaints of melted motherboards so far, but no injuries. It is unclear if any additional property was harmed. Presumably, the problem has been resolved for boards purchased after January 2022 – as of today, the board is still available.
Desktop PC component recalls aren’t frequent, but they’re becoming more regular as informed YouTubers investigate why their parts failed. Gamers Nexus played a key role in convincing NZXT to recall their H1 mini-ITX chassis owing to fire danger, as well as Gigabyte’s “exploding” power supply units.