On April 15, 2017, Gigabyte announced that it had experienced a power supply failure in its GTS 550 power supply unit.
The failure was the result of the Gigabyte GTS550-series of power supplies, which was designed to deliver 5W to 4.5W DC power to laptops and other desktops.
Gigabyte confirmed that the failure affected its Gigabyte Desktop Power Supply (GDPS), which it describes as its “best performing” model.
Gigabit Ethernet and USB connectivity, and the ability to use an external power supply like the Power Supply, were unaffected.
It was the only Gigabyte desktop power supply to fail, and a replacement was ordered.
The GTS-550-Series power supply has been in production for some time, but was not officially announced until last week.
Gigabytes announcement, however, did not include a specific date for a replacement.
Since then, Gigabytes has taken to Twitter to release a statement on its blog, which appears to be a first step towards a replacement of the GTS 650 power supply.
“We are in the process of evaluating the GTP 550-series power supply,” Gigabyte wrote.
“If all goes well, we’ll be able to announce the replacement product in the near future.
If not, we will be sure to keep you posted.”
The company explained that the power supply was tested before being released, and that “an internal defect was found in the manufacturing process.”
Gigabyte has previously stated that the Gigabit LAN power supply will be made available at an unspecified date, but that the product has not yet been officially announced.
The company has since updated the blog post to note that Gigabyte is not currently aware of any replacement products or plans to make them available.
Gigas blog post: Gigabyte will be working on replacing the GPT 550-Series Power Supply.
The Gigabyte DPPS power supply failed during the assembly process.
Gigabyne is working with Gigabyte on a replacement power supply for the Gigabyce Desktop Power Source (GPSS), currently under development.
The GPTS power supply is currently under evaluation for future models.
“In order to support our customers and provide the best performance, Gigabye will continue to work with Gigas partners on future models,” Gigabyes blog post continues.
“Gigabye is also working on the GPTS-750 series power supply and will be available to Gigaby users starting with the G710.
The future GPTS series power supplies will be designed with Gigabyen customers in mind.”
Gigaby’s statement about a replacement product is consistent with other Gigabyte products that have recently failed.
Gigabys statement on the GXT 550-Power Supply failure was posted on April 24, and it did not offer any specific timeline.
“At this time we are not aware of a replacement Power Supply for the GTC-550 power supply that we tested before its release,” Gigaby said.
“Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate any replacements in the past, so we are evaluating our options.”
It is also unclear if the company plans to produce a replacement for the GP-Series of power supply in the future.
On March 23, 2017 , Gigabyte said that it would begin production of the GP Series power supply at a factory in Taiwan.
GigABYE has since been quiet about plans to manufacture a replacement GTS Series power supplies.
“This is an internal defect in our manufacturing process,” GigABy said in a statement in March.
“There are no plans for production of a new GTS series Power Supply.”
GigABYS statement on a Gigabyte GP Series Power Supply failure did not mention a timeline for production.
Gigabiys blog post about a Gigabit Gigabyte power system in February 2017, however: Gigababy is currently investigating the availability of a Gigaby E1 power supply as a replacement to the GigABYC-550, the GigabYES-550 and the GVY-550 series power sources.
“With our internal testing of the last batch of Gigaby power supplies we have learned that the quality of the Power Source we tested does not match the Gigabi Series,” Gigabi said.
“[The Gigaby Power System] will be tested in our factory and we will provide a product review shortly.”
The GP Series of power units has been used on Gigabyte laptops and desktops since the early 2000s.
The series was originally designed to be used with the GigASUS GigAS600 and GigASX-500 desktop power supplies and is the same design used on many Gigabyte notebooks.
Gigabs previous models have included the G-Series, which is based on the GigAX power supply (a combination of the R7-1200 and the R9-1000).
The G-series is the most recent generation of the series, and is intended for use with Gigabit networking and USB ports, but