CableMod Angled Adapters Get a Forced Recall through CPSC - Pose Safety Hazard

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I watched the video you linked, and I'm just appalled at how bad of a design this new connector is. You'll melt the connector if the plug is inserted improperly - so they tell people to jam it in firmly all the way in - so now the connectors end up failing due to bending. My God. How do you screw up the engineering so bad on two-thousand-dollar cards.
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mackintosh:

I watched the video you linked, and I'm just appalled at how bad of a design this new connector is. You'll melt the connector if the plug is inserted improperly - so they tell people to jam it in firmly all the way in - so now the connectors end up failing due to bending. My God. How do you screw up the engineering so bad on two-thousand-dollar cards.
I believe 8-pin connectors have a thick plastic pin through the board on each side of the connector to prevent this bending backwards. No idea why they didn't do that for 12VHPWR.
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The main thing that worried me about these connectors was the amount of force you had to apply to hear the secured click. I'm sure each connector is different, but there better be some barrier or plastic insert behind it to prevent it from snapping off when force applied to it. Fortunately once its secured and if you need to take out the card to install an Nvme or whatever, you dont have to mess with it again. You can just disconnect from the other end of the cable and leave the cable permanently tethered to the card. p.s. Nvidia should just sell the cards like this, with the cable just factory soldered on to it. 😀
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alanm:

The main thing that worried me about these connectors was the amount of force you had to apply to hear the secured click. I'm sure each connector is different, but there better be some barrier or plastic insert behind it to prevent it from snapping off when force applied to it. Fortunately once its secured and if you need to take out the card to install an Nvme or whatever, you dont have to mess with it again. You can just disconnect from the other end of the cable and leave the cable permanently tethered to the card. p.s. Nvidia should just sell the cards like this, with the cable just factory soldered on to it. 😀
I don't seem to need much force on my PNY 4070 Ti XLR8 with Seasonic 2x 8-Pin to 12VHPWR cable, and i hear an audible click.
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TheDeeGee:

I don't seem to need much force on my PNY 4070 Ti XLR8 with Seasonic 2x 8-Pin to 12VHPWR cable, and i hear an audible click.
Which is why I said "I'm sure each connector is different...". 😉
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alanm:

The main thing that worried me about these connectors was the amount of force you had to apply to hear the secured click. I'm sure each connector is different, but there better be some barrier or plastic insert behind it to prevent it from snapping off when force applied to it. Fortunately once its secured and if you need to take out the card to install an Nvme or whatever, you dont have to mess with it again. You can just disconnect from the other end of the cable and leave the cable permanently tethered to the card. p.s. Nvidia should just sell the cards like this, with the cable just factory soldered on to it. 😀
I used three different cables with mine and all clicked in surprisingly easy and firmly. The first was the cable that came with the card, the second and third were two cheap cables off Amazon, one was a 3 into 1 and the other a 4 into 1. I settled with the 4 into 1 and had no issues. Which makes me wonder if sometimes its the connector on the card thats the issue rather than the cable.
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Not sure they were forced. I've only heard of a voluntary recall. meaning they voluntarily came forth to start the recall. Unless Jay is wrong in this.
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Aaron Zomberg:

Not sure they were forced. I've only heard of a voluntary recall. meaning they voluntarily came forth to start the recall. Unless Jay is wrong in this.
It changed yesterday, read the article, the recall is now official, J2C got it right this time. "The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have officially flagged this as a recall, putting out a warning about these "GPU Angled Adapters"".
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The real stupid thing is all the gpu's having the socket pointing out of the card so nearly everyone will need an angled adapter. All these cards are huge - surely there's space to put the socket somewhere more sensble. Even if they didn't they could at least have included an angled adaptor with the card.
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Sucks for those finding out the adapter is molten stuck and not getting reimbursement 😛 Watch people buy the Corsair adapters and suffer the same fate, simply because adapters/extensions are a no go zone for 12VHPWR. Even 8-Pin has melted in the past due to adapters/extension. It's common sense making more connections drives up the resistance.
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TheDeeGee:

Sucks for those finding out the adapter is molten stuck and not getting reimbursement 😛 Watch people buy the Corsair adapters and suffer the same fate, simply because adapters/extensions are a no go zone for 12VHPWR. Even 8-Pin has melted in the past due to adapters/extension. It's common sense making more connections drives up the resistance.
if you follow the math and formula's simply adding another joint shouldn't directly cause the problem, its still going to be connectivity issues to allow it to get to the heat (>350c) to melt the socket.
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Dribble:

The real stupid thing is all the gpu's having the socket pointing out of the card so nearly everyone will need an angled adapter. All these cards are huge - surely there's space to put the socket somewhere more sensble. Even if they didn't they could at least have included an angled adaptor with the card.
Angled adapters are twice as prone to problems since both ends are 12VHPWR connections. Angled cables are imo a better solution since one side can be the usual 3 or 4 8-pin connectors. [spoiler] https://www.moddiy.com/product_images/c/632/ATX_3.0_PCIe_5.0_600W_4_x_8_Pin_to_12VHPWR_16_Pin_Angled_Adapter_Cable__62591_zoom.jpg [/spoiler]
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This is really a bummer for consumers that purchased their adapter products. Some issues are being handled through AIB while many have to pay out of pocket to have their cards fixed. My heart goes out to the person that did a perfect install but lost their card due to a faulty 3rd Party product. I heard and was able to feel solid clicks with the original adapters and the Lian Li adapters. I'm so happy and thankful not to experience issues in either machine. Once installed I never bothered them with the exception of installing the new cables. I'll clean the dust and review the connection just to ensure everything is good. I thoroughly tested each card to ensure I was getting full performance. Cracked over 600 watts multiple times while benchmarking. No issues. Blessed! I wonder how much our friend at Northridge Fix charges to fix these cards?
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Crap designs yields crap results... I wonder how many engineers were pounding their heads in the background when this was originally approved. I am sure there good engineers told to stuff it when they pointed out potential flaws and liability.
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Valken:

Crap designs yields crap results... I wonder how many engineers were pounding their heads in the background when this was originally approved. I am sure there good engineers told to stuff it when they pointed out potential flaws and liability.
Potential is the key work in circumstances such as this, risk mitigation is an everyday part of my job and I get it right a lot more than I get it wrong but if I was forced to choose an option I felt didn't deliver, I would remove myself from the equation, which I have done.
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Valken:

Crap designs yields crap results... I wonder how many engineers were pounding their heads in the background when this was originally approved. I am sure there good engineers told to stuff it when they pointed out potential flaws and liability.
Hundreds of thousands of these cards were sold and purchased. The ratios of 4090s that need repair is still less than 1%. Within that range are people that messed up their card through user error. We'll have to see how the 12V-2X6 works out on Blackwell. Has anyone here at Guru3d experienced a burned 4090?
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Ignorance is bliss here. They were cost saving (on the connector design itself). I'm really tired of this ridiculous movement. User error is the thing now from their perspective.
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TheDigitalJedi:

Has anyone here at Guru3d experienced a burned 4090?
Im pretty confidant thats a no, or we would have seen posts.
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pegasus1:

Im pretty confidant thats a no, or we would have seen posts.
Absolutely Brother. The thread would be 20 pages filled with people talking about how awful the card is. These same people that never owned or tested the hardware for themselves.
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bernek:

Ignorance is bliss here. They were cost saving (on the connector design itself). I'm really tired of this ridiculous movement. User error is the thing now from their perspective.
What ridiculous movement are you referring to?