In the past, our cortexes have inexplicably started smoking during use or testing. Our usual procedure is to label the cortex “BAD!” or “FIRE!” in red sharpie, and leave it alone for the rest of eternity, but it happened again to a new (~4 month old) cortex this morning. I was across the room at the time, but @jwwood13 might be able to tell you what he was doing to our poor cortex. Cortexes are rather expensive, so I figured I’d ask to see exactly what went wrong, and how we can avoid it in the future.
I took the casing off, and took some pictures (with my crappy phone camera, sorry). Whatever happened, it was hot enough to scorch and warp the plastic casing. The burn is the white thing, near “U15”. Can you help me at all?
Thanks in advance.