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  • 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Lawsuit Extended to Canada


    After a petition with thousands of signatures, all of which complained about several GPU issues and a class-action lawsuit filed in the US, another lawsuit seems to have been filed against Apple Canada over the same GPU issues affected certain 15-inch and 17-inch 2011 MacBook Pro models equipped with an AMD graphics chip. Montreal-based legal firm, Lex Group Attorneys, argued that some 2011 MacBook Pros suffer from a design and manufacturing defect that causes graphical issues such as severe screen distortion, pixilation, graphical artifacts and ghosting; all of which render the notebooks in question, unusable.

    Based on the official court documents, the defect stems from lead-free solder that was used to connect the AMD GPU to the logic board of the MacBook Pros which are affected. The lawsuit is stating that customers were forced to pay up to $600 in out-of-warranty replacement costs and that Apple ignored and failed to reimburse the owners who faced these problems and had to pay out of pocket.

    The Cupertino California company did end up offering a free video card replacement in the United States for mid-2011 iMacs exhibiting similar symptoms although the cards in the MacBook Pro are different and recalls tend to be quite rare. The company previously offered free battery replacements for some iPhone 5 models that were deemed to have a defective battery back in August of this year.

    As of right now, Apple hasn’t provided any comments on either of the two lawsuits. Given that the company generally remains quiet regarding these matters, it might not ever provide any official word regarding the cases. If the class-action lawsuits are won, those who are affected across Canada and certain parts of the US would be entitled to a settlement. We’ll have to wait and see what ends up happening.

    Source: Scribd via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Lawsuit Extended to Canada started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. jsuddu0109's Avatar
      jsuddu0109 -
      I have a 15-inch 2011 MacBook Pro and I've been having severe graphics and battery issues for the past few months. Funny how I never had any problems until LESS THAN 2 WEEKS after my 3-year, $350 AppleCare plan expired. I'm taking my MacBook Pro to the Apple store on Wednesday to see what the damage is. I'm hoping they won't have to replace the entire logic board. I'd love to see some settlement money, but I seriously doubt I'll ever see a dime of it.
    1. jonathan1683's Avatar
      jonathan1683 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jsuddu0109 View Post
      I have a 15-inch 2011 MacBook Pro and I've been having severe graphics and battery issues for the past few months. Funny how I never had any problems until LESS THAN 2 WEEKS after my 3-year, $350 AppleCare plan expired. I'm taking my MacBook Pro to the Apple store on Wednesday to see what the damage is. I'm hoping they won't have to replace the entire logic board. I'd love to see some settlement money, but I seriously doubt I'll ever see a dime of it.


      just send it to Macbook Repair in NYC | 347-552-2258 »