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Quality control slipping at Asustek?

Deformed caps on mobo
Fri Jan 16 2004, 17:03
HAS ASUSTEK'S gradual shift of focus to the more lucrative notebooks business been at the expense of quality control in other areas?

Mainboard manufacturing was their original core money spinner, but this page, here, details a worrying lapse somewhere along the line.

Asus admits it has manufactured a batch of VIA K8T800 based K8V Deluxe mainboards for Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64 processors, that have at least nine defective electrolytic capacitors. These electrolytic capacitors are part of the power stabilisation circuitry, and Asus say that they might expand and fracture.

The offending capacitors are apparently marked 'RLZ 0333' and Asus advises that concerned customers should contact their supplier or nearest service centre. ยต


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