Who would have thought that CableMod, one of the first companies to promise to offer adapters for the 16-pin 12VHPWR connector for the GeForce RTX 40, has informed its users of withdrawing them from the market. That’s right; the company issued a press release calling for the withdrawal of its angled CableMod 12VHPWR adapters. Worse still, this recall affects both the CableMod 12VHPWR 1.0 adapter and its improved version, the 1.1.
Not only did the company announce the product’s withdrawal from sale, but it also urged users to stop using it. Specifically, both versions have a common problem: the male connector can become loose. This will result in a bad connection that could overheat and, worst of all, cause the connector to melt. This could lead to the user’s graphics card suffering irreparable damage. That’s why CableMod is aware of the problem and has facilitated support access for users who have experienced issues.
CableMod adapters are not safe for use
Because of this, CableMod urges its users to stop using this adapter on their graphics cards. In this way, it seems that no one is safe from the fateful 12VHPWR connector that debuted on NVIDIA graphics cards.
There was already a warning that Amazon was filling up with dubious quality 12VHPWR adapters and cables, and if you can’t trust CableMod, the logic says to always use the official cable from your power supply. While this doesn’t solve the problem 100%, it prevents warranty issues from using third-party adapters or cables.
Always make sure that the connector is firmly anchored. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to visually inspect the connector from time to time, as this could provide possible clues that everything is perfect or reveal minor defects that foretell further damage in the future.
Official statement: CableMod withdraws 12VHPWR adapters
Dear hardware community,
We have become aware that some angled CableMod 12VHPWR V1.1 adapters may be defective. We have decided to suspend sales of our angled adapters and will voluntarily recall all CableMod 12VHPWR 90° and 180° V1.0 angled adapters and all CableMod 12VHPWR 90° and 180° V1.1 angled adapters due to the potential risk of the male connector becoming loose, overheating, and melting on the GPU.
This recall applies only to our angled adapters and does not affect our angled cables.
In the coming days, we will send an official notification and all the details of our voluntary market withdrawal. In the meantime, owners of the CableMod 12VHPWR V1.0 and V1.1 angled adapters should STOP USING THEM IMMEDIATELY. Please do not touch the adapters while your system is running. Turn off the system and wait for the adapter to cool down before handling it.
If your GPU has been affected by a defective V1.0 or V1.1 angled adapter, please contact our customer service, and we will help you. https://cablemod.com/support/
We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our loyal customers. We hope you will allow us to compensate you in the future.
Your friends at CableMod
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