Monday, November 9th 2020

Fire Breaks Out in MSI's Bao'an Shenzhen Factory

A major fire accident occurred on the afternoon of November 5, 2020, at an MSI factory located in the Bao'an district of Shenzhen, China, which is about a 30-minute drive from the HKSAR border. MSI reports that nobody was injured in the accident, and that the production line was "not affected," although a video emerged on Reddit showing a large plume of smoke emerging from the factory. The company initiated industry-standard fire emergency response, and called in the Fire Department. The company reports that production has resumed in the factory. It's unknown what MSI manufactures in Bao'an, but given that notebooks and pre-built desktops are assembled in the Kunshan district of Shanghai, it's likely that the Bao'an factory assembles graphics cards and motherboards.
Sources: Reddit, Guru3D
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25 Comments on Fire Breaks Out in MSI's Bao'an Shenzhen Factory

#1
deu
My projection is that ram prizes will rise +40% over the next 3 years be cause of this!

/s.... (while laugh-crying)
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Looks like Lucky is going through teenage.
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#3
iuliug
Poll: who would go into a burning factory for a RTX 3080?
(in a a serious note i hope no one was seriously injuried).
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#4
ExcuseMeWtf
Watch MSI product prices get jacked up to compensate.
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#6
Caring1
That's either a very long van out the front, or a long exposure shot.
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#7
tigger
I'm the only one
Caring1
That's either a very long van out the front, or a long exposure shot.
Very strange, notice the stretched smoke too
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#8
Tsukiyomi91
First they were partially involved in a scalping spree, their CEO; dead by accident or committed suicide & now their own factory caught on fire (assuming it's the one that manufactures GPUs). Something bad is going down with that company.
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#9
Bones
Hmmmm...
Must have been a leak from a storage tank where they keep all the magic smoke used to make them work.
Either that or one of their in-house benchers had a REALLY bad session.

Seriously, I hope no one was injured or worse.
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#10
Dave65
Thought it always looks like that in China.
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#11
ObiFrost
ExcuseMeWtf
Watch MSI product prices get jacked up to compensate.
It's not like anything is worthwhile besides a few rehashed monitors from LG/Samsung under MSI label or GPUs or mobos. Everything else besides those pretty much sucks in MSI product catalog.
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#12
Chomiq
tigger
Very strange, notice the stretched smoke too
Vertical video stretched to horizontal.
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#13
X71200
I take it most of the people that lol'd at this can't see it from a moral perspective, there are people that work in that factory regardless of whether MSI's business practices are shady or ethical.
Tsukiyomi91
First they were partially involved in a scalping spree, their CEO; dead by accident or committed suicide & now their own factory caught on fire (assuming it's the one that manufactures GPUs). Something bad is going down with that company.
The CEO fell down a factory that doesn't even look too tall to go for a suicide, and the reasoning behind the story was covered by the police. What makes you think he isn't possibly murdered?
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#14
P4-630
TPU stretched out the original picture.....

Here's the original:
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#15
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
P4-630
TPU stretched out the original picture.....

Here's the original:

No, we didn't, we used the image in the Guru3D article which is linked in the article.
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#16
P4-630
A fire accident occurred in MSI Baoan factory in Shenzhen on November 5th afternoon

Latest Update: Mon, 09 November 2020
A fire accident occurred in MSI Baoan factory in Shenzhen on November 5th afternoon. MSI activated its emergency measures and notified the fire department to deal with it immediately. No injuries were caused and the production line was not damaged. In the future, MSI will continue to strengthen the education and training of personnel. At present, all units are operating normally. Thank you for your concern.


www.msi.com/news/detail/98adb936e9d862fd42db6269a76e2258
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#17
AusWolf
What a messed up way to celebrate Guy Fawkes day.
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#18
mouacyk
X71200
I take it most of the people that lol'd at this can't see it from a moral perspective, there are people that work in that factory regardless of whether MSI's business practices are shady or ethical.
Right? All those rural parents leaving their teenage kids to fend for themselves, while moving to the cities to look for gigs in these factories to try to save up for their kids education. I hope those kids stay away from this hobby forever.
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#19
dicobalt
A man wearing an Asus shirt was seen leaving the area.
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#20
seth1911
Price Update incomming :fear:
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#21
Caring1
That smoke looks pretty clean for an industrial fire, although I would hate to guess what toxic fumes were emitted.
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#22
Flanker
A little ironic that Shenzhen had been doing a ton of fire hazards awareness things this month...
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#23
R-T-B
Dave65
Thought it always looks like that in China.
No, you're thinking of the west coast US when California and Oregon catch fire yearly.
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#24
Renald
Remember,
Remember 5th November !

:D
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#25
breakfromyou
I'm sure there's a joke about their VRM in here somewhere. Every motherboard fire i've seen was from an MSI board.
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