If anything honors a manufacturer in a world as competitive and voracious as that of extreme capitalism, it is precisely to recognize his mistakes and correct them in the best way. In the case of CORSAIR, we already know that we are talking about a high-end brand that when something didn’t go as it should have responded by fixing the problem. In fact, your HX1200 and HX1200i power supplies are having problems in a given batch.
CORSAIR HX1200 and HX1200i – Motherboard Compatibility Issues
The worst that can happen to us is that a product like a power supply, therefore key in any current system, breaks down or has problems. If no additional components are carried over, we are simply faced with a compatibility issue, but in most cases we are not.
Fortunately, in this case we are talking about a power-on error or incompatibility / inability to complete POST when using some hardware components. And it is that both models of power supplies are concerned in a very selective range of batch codes which we can verify by looking at the corresponding section of the source or simply its box.
The batches affected by these errors (already recognized by CORSAIR itself) are those that enter the numbers 2030XXXX and 2041XXXX. In other words, only a select group of power supplies are affected, with the brand itself ensuring that all units have been sold after June 20 of this year 2020.
Additional risk for the material?
There is a bit of controversy here, as the company claims that of all affected power supplies, none pose a risk to PC hardware. On the other hand, in various forums, including those of CORSAIR itself, users claim that the font error involves breaks in various components, from GPUs to motherboards, but it has not yet been proven that this is due to this component, so the brand continues to investigate.
This problem is already followed by another also very popular with its SF sources, where it has literally exploded in some cases. This is the problem with outsourcing the designs to a third party and outsourcing to OEMs for the hard work because then you have to put the parts together and even if they are of quality everything has to be up to CORSAIR specs so c is more difficult to detect. The problems.
While it is true that no brand is spared their suffering out of pure logic, not all of them react like the Americans, since they offer all kinds of solutions to those concerned, as we can see in the following official link towards the problem in their own forum. In fact, the official statement in this regard reads as follows:
Just to reassure anyone with an HX1200 or HX1200i showing similar non-power symptoms, we have to say that there is no risk of damaging end user hardware based on our internal research, and the problem will be present immediately or shortly after installation. If you have a unit that is experiencing these issues and in the lot code 2030XXXX to 2041XXXX, you can contact our support team through the link below to set up an advanced RMA.
So if we are experiencing sudden PC crash, reboots or sporadic freezes and we have one of the two power supply models, there is a possibility that we need to pull RMA in order for them to change the unit for a model without said problem.