The title sounds more dramatic than reality (although no less concerning), but the intermittent drops we had been experiencing with the 12V power supply appear to have some connection to this melted rubber over the wire connecting the power supply (V+ port) to the motherboard, as shown in the picture below.
I’m wondering if anyone has insight into:
- What could have caused this
- How we should go about repairing or alternatively, should we already consider replacing the 12V power supply
- How to troubleshoot and/or verify proper function following repairs
- If there is anything we can/should do to prevent this from happening again
Any help is appreciated, thanks!