Hard Disk jack & cable burn. Whats the probable cause?

by SilverJ
(USA)

SSD SATA connection

SSD SATA connection

I had encounter 1 case of burnt SSD jack and the cable going into motherboard. What can possibly cause this? Motherboard seem fine and working. Just power cable going to SSD and the SSD Power jack itself (on the SSD) burnt. Could it be because of the SSD power cable head is too old that the plastic can't stand the heat?

It happened a few months after user upgraded to new SSD.

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Nov 08, 2018
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Hard Disk jack & cable burn
by: Remus

This sounds like SSD fault. Usually SSDs do not drive that much power to heat up power cables and in this case it even burned the connector.

May be the cable was damaged during the upgrade and it burned up because there was a bent pin.

Burns usually are not happening in a computer without some sort of mechanical damage.

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