Apple facing class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU issues

Ellen Wu
30 October, 2014
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2011 MacBook Pro GPU issues, macworld australiaApple has been named a defendant in an US class-action lawsuit over system failures causing graphical issues affecting 2011 MacBook Pros.

The MacBook Pro issue stems from a defective AMD GPU which did not function properly because of lead-free soldering that caused short circuiting, according to court documents.

Kentucky-based law firm Whitefield Bryson & Mason on behalf of Zachary Book, Donald Cowart, John Manners filed the case in the US District Court for Northern California.

Most of the affected MacBooks were sold between February 2011 and May 2012.

Usually the malfunctions cause visual banding malfunctions on the screen while running high intensive software like Adobe Creative Suite or Final Cut Pro.

About 20,000 people have signed a petition demanding action be taken over the 2011 issues.

As the issue was defined as an out-of-warranty repair, the cost of repairs ranged from about $350 to $600 to fix the GPU issues.

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