YouTuber figured out Asus Z690 Hero motherboards melted down due to backward capacitor

The image is called "asusz690heromotherboard_burning.0"

The Z690 Hero has burnt up transistors.

The image is actually hardcore overclocking.

A report by Tom's Hardware states that a backward scuplture on the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is causing it to melt down. In a post on its website, Asus acknowledged the issue and said it would issue replacements for customers with affected motherboards.

The issues experienced by users are pretty much the same as the problems that started turning up on the support forum. Tom's Hardware reported that users reported that their motherboards started smoking next to the DIMM slots and the Q-code reader.

In a video on his channel, Buildzoid diagnoses the issue using only the pictures posted to support forums and on the internet, and not the MOSFETs themselves. The text on theCapacitor is upside down, which is a sign that it is installed incorrect. Tom's Hardware states that a reversedCapacitor causes the MOSFETs to malfunction and burn up.

There is a potential reversed memory Capacitor issue.

After news about the issue started gaining traction, Asus confirmed that Buildzoid's diagnosis is correct. In the ongoing investigation, we have identified a potential reversed memory Capacitor issue in the production process from one of the production lines that may cause error code 53, no post, or motherboard components damage. The issue could affect units with the part number 90MB18E0MVAAY0 and serial number starting with MA, MB, or MC.

The company says you can find the serial number and part number on the side of the packaging, as well as on the sticker on the top or bottom of the board. The company added a link to a tool that checks if your Z690 Hero is affected by the issue, based on its serial number.

We will be working with relevant government agencies on a replacement program for the affected ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboards, as we continue our thorough inspection with our suppliers and customers.