ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – Board Defects?

So what’s the whole issue about? Well it’s too early to tell but based on the information shared by user, Maximumrog57, it looks like the issue occured a few days after the system was fired up. The user mentions that he heard a clanky noise but there was no visible indication of any damage on the board itself. However, the very next day, the motherboard failed to boot and reported the 53 error on the QCODE ‘DEBUG’ while the QLED lit up in orange color. The user also saw visible burn damage on the chips right below the QLED.

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