Thursday, September 30, 2010

NVIDIA Settles In Laptop GPU Class Action Lawsuit

Considering the time frame involved, and the lack of recent publicity many of you out there may have long forgotten about the issue by now, but anyone that was hit by those defective NVIDIA GPUs back in 2008 will want to take notice.

NVIDIA has finally reached a settlement in the class action lawsuit that was the result of hundreds of thousands of laptop users being afflicted with defective GPUs. That means that anyone with an affected Apple, Dell or HP laptop will be eligible for some form of compensation. In the case of Apple and Dell laptops, that includes a replacement of the GPU or MCP, while users of an affected HP laptop will actually get a full replacement laptop "similar in kind and value." Anyone that has already paid to have their laptop repaired due to the GPU issue is also entitled to a full reimbursement provided they have the necessary documentation for the repairs.

A list of the models affected can be found here. You can also click here to see if your specific model is affected by this settlement. For full details checkout the NVIDIA Settlement home page.


  1. Anonymous5:27 PM

    do you know if one of these laptops in the lawsuit bought off ebay counts for the claim?

  2. Honestly I couldn't say you may want to count the people handling the claim. You can call the telephone support line toll-free at 1-877-440-7557. You may also write to: NVIDIA GPU Litigation Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 6177, Novato, CA 94948-6177.

  3. Anonymous7:20 AM

    Just found out which laptop they are replacing my old HP DV9010us with! The cheapest piece of single core, 15" screen compaq presario CRAP! It cost $393.00 effing dollars! My laptop cost me over $1300.00! Can anyone please tell me how in the hell this falls within the settlement agreement of, and I quote "like or similar kind and equal or similar value to the consumer"????


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