You buy a car.
After three months, engine blows up.
You go back to the car company and say “My engine is blown up and won’t start”.
Their response is " We do not cover blown up engines under warranty Sorry!
I bought a few Z9 mini miners (first batch) this year from Bitmain.
This was mainly for learning purposes and curiosity.
And one of them caught on fire today.
See the photos below.
Board removed. You can see the black burn mark on the side of the box(inside).
Front of the hashboard(PCB)
The back exhaust frame
The back of the hashboard (PCB)
So at this stage. I am stuck with a Z9mini with 2 hashboards for that unit(chains some call it).
I understand nothing lasts forever.
Things do fail.
But I expect it to last more than 3 months!
Especialy a unit like this needs to be better than this?
Icing on the cake - Bitmain does not cover this under warranty…
They won’t replace it under warranty if the hashboard is burnt.
So what is the point of having a warranty then?
Has anybody else experienced similar issues?
Is this common?
I am glad I did not use their coupons to buy more of these.
Stay away from Bitmain.