In case you thought the Nvidia RTX 4090 cable-melting nightmare was over, properly, we have had one other twist on this explicit story – though the newest misstep has nothing to do with Group Inexperienced themselves.
In case you bear in mind after we first heard about the issue with some melting cable adapters, CableMod was one of many third events that got here ahead with a 90-degree angled 16-pin connector – in different phrases, an answer that matches in a proper angle to keep away from the issues attributable to Nvidia’s cable.
What we simply heard is that CableMod has now issued a recall for a few of its 12VHPWR angled adapters – each the unique model (v1.0) and second incarnation (v1.1), as VideoCardz experiences.
It is very important make clear that the issue doesn’t have an effect on the corporate’s angled cables, however somewhat the angled (standalone) adapters for GPUs.
The recall discover informs us: “We have now grow to be conscious that sure CableMod 12VHPWR Angled Adapter V1.1s could also be faulty. We have now since determined to cease promoting our angled adapters.
“We can be conducting a voluntary security recall for all CableMod 12VHPWR 90 ̊ and 180 ̊ Angled Adapters V1.0 and all CableMod 12VHPWR 90 ̊ and 180 ̊ Angled Adapters V1.1 as a result of potential danger that the unfastened connector might overheat, and melts into the GPU.”
Clearly, it is a critical matter because the plug can soften as noticed – precisely the identical as the unique downside with the RTX 4090.
CableMod warns that you need to cease utilizing any such v1.0 or v1.1 adapter instantly and take away it out of your PC – and warns you to take action when the system is turned off and has been for some time (to offer the adapter “enough” time to chill down earlier than dealing with”, which sounds a bit ominous in itself).
Patrons will not be as impressed as you may think. Those that purchased the v1.0 adapter acquired the v1.1 mannequin at no cost, however needed to pay for transport on the latter, so in principle they’re out of pocket twice. As soon as for the unique buy, and secondly for ‘costly’ transport of the revised adapter, as somebody on Reddit notes.
As VideoCardz notes, there have been experiences of issues with these CableMod adapters for a couple of months now, and the v1.1 launch was imagined to iron out any gremlins within the works with the unique adapter – and apparently did not.