Northridge Fix gets around 200 burned RTX 4090 connectors/month


Northridge Fix is basically a computer service store based in California. However, since the launch of the RTX 4090, the store has made a name for itself with videos highlighting its work. In the latest video, we learn that the number of repairs is increasing: 200 cards per month!

Northridge Fix: 200 RTX 4090 repairs in the previous month!

RTX 4090 12VHPWR

Clearly, the Achilles’ heel of the RTX 4090 is its power connector: the famous (for all the wrong reasons) 12VHPWR. Despite the number of articles and posts about the card’s misadventures with its connector, things don’t seem to have changed much. Quite the contrary, in fact.

In a new video, the store’s figurehead tells us that not a single day goes by without a 4090 with a melted connector arriving in the store. This concerns either the cards themselves, or the cablemod adapter.

As a reminder, at the beginning of the year, cablemod was forced to recall its adapters for safety reasons, despite a revision of the latter. At the same time, the power connector has evolved from 12VHPW to 12V-2×6, which is supposed to be safer(but is still not). The changes include shorter sensor pins and longer current-carrying pins.

Nevertheless, the technician insists that cablemod’s problem does not lie with their product. According to him, the problem is still the fault of this connector designed on a Friday night:

“if you build a house on a bad foundation, it will fall down, no matter how good the materials you use.”