Nvidia settles class action lawsuit, some MacBook Pro owners eligible for compensation

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Date: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010, 14:39
Category: MacBook Pro, News

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Sometimes litigation comes in handy.

Per CNET, a number of users who discovered that their 2007 and 2008 MacBook Pro systems contained graphics problems that showed either scrambled video output or sometimes black screens are in for some compensation.

A recent class-action lawsuit against Nvidia over faults in the GeForce 8600M graphics processors included in a variety of notebook models primarily from Dell and HP, but also in Apple’s 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pro notebooks.

Users who have MacBook Pro systems manufactured between 2007 and 2008 and who are experiencing video problems (black or scrambled output) will be eligible to have their systems fixed for free. Reimbursements will be paid to people who have had these problems fixed at their own expense.

If you feel you are entitled to the benefits of this settlement, you can register to have your system fixed at the Nvidia GPU Litigation Web site. The site features a specific model check section where you can see if your computer is eligible for repairs, so take a gander and let us know how it goes.

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5 Responses to “Nvidia settles class action lawsuit, some MacBook Pro owners eligible for compensation”

  1. I tried to check if my MBP 15″ qualified, but when I get to the part to enter my serial #, etc. it states it is not yet available and to check back in a few days. I wonder if anyone else has had a similar issue.

  2. As a reseller, I have had to fork over money for return shipping costs, repairs, etc for some of these issues. How come I can’t get compensated????

  3. I have macbook pro which was purchased in 2008 and also sometimes black screens showed up. However, I have entered the serial number to check but it’s not included. I’ll contact apple directly to see what they say.

  4. Anyone get taken care of on this recall? Just interested as to if they are making good

  5. i have my macbook pro 17inch early 2008 back to life after one year suffering that my MBP cannot be repaired for free , it’s simple i have heat up the logic board in the oven for about 9 minutes on 165 C degrees and now it’s came back to life again without any problems so i think is a bad soldering for nvidia or other chipset on the board , so go google the solution on youtube for heating the logic board on the oven and don’t wait faulty Promises from apple