That this with the faulty 12VHPWR adapter (“must break”), whose investigation I had published this morning as an article and video, will not proceed without noises and a larger wave, was actually already clear before. But the fact that NVIDIA reacts so quickly and consistently to the pre-reporting did not only surprise me. You really have to give the manufacturer credit for that in this case, even though damage and cost limitation may of course also play a major role. Not to mention the image.
The adapter in question is said to come from Astron, the company that also produces and sells such plugs itself. This has a stale aftertaste in that the engineers there should have known better. Such soldering processes from thick to thin, as well as pressed wires without real strain relief in the plug, are technically not only mischief and grossly negligent, but actually also forbidden, because they contradict all rules of electrical engineering. NVIDIA has not yet spoken publicly, but has already contacted all affected board partners. Since I have the opportunity to directly ask the responsible persons in the large companies, I could already catch one or the other statement.
So it will be interesting to see exactly what happens now in response. A recall and replacement of the faulty adapter would actually be logical, because this problem can no longer be sat out. And no, it is not because of the propagated 12VHPWR, but because of the lousy implementation by NVIDIA’s supplier.
The research on the adapter as an article and video
Who wants to know what is behind it in detail, I like to refer again to the detailed article and my video 🙂