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Capacitor exploded – Maximus Formula VI

dabow
Level 7
Hi,
i have got a brand new PC since three days. It worked perfectly fine, till today. Suddenly a loud bang and the smell of burned electronics occurred, the computer started new for 2 times a row, but it was still running, no signs of problems. I shut down the system to check on the components. Its hard to see if any capacitors are damaged on the board, because of the ROG Armor. The smell is definitely coming from the Mainboard.

Do I lose warranty if I demount the ROG Armor?
Also the Q-LED says 40 which is not listed in the manual.

Regards,
Bow

System Components:
ASUS Z87 Maximus VI Formula (C2),
Intel Core i7-4770K, 4x 3.50GHz,
Corsair Vengeance Pro rot DIMM Kit 16GB, DDR3-1866,
ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5 DirectCU II TOP,
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB,
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W,
Noctua NH-U14S,
Fractal Design Define R4
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Raja
Level 13
If caps blow like that you should get the PSU checked out professionally.

dabow
Level 7
i dont know if the caps blowed, i dont see under the armor. maybe its an other component of the mainboard.
i just asume that a capacitor exploded.
The smell is especially strong near the CPU.

Do I lose warranty if I demount the ROG Armor?