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News Lawsuit against Nvidia seeks class action

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'd have said a recall should have been put in effect from the start.

    Damages? Unless it set you or your belongings on fire, no. Replacement with a non-affected chip or laptop? Sure.
     
  3. JyX

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    A lot of offices switched from desktops to notebooks so imagine the need for them to work, even if they are private property of each individual, than damages for not fixing the problem the right way and right away instead of moaning that it's not a serious issue are justified.

    Nvidia went about it the wrong way and covered it up when in fact the issue was still there... even after it got public and Apple jumped on board later on and I do recall right that Nvidia's prs assured Apple everything is under control... under the consumer protection laws that's an illegal practice and people affected by it as well as companies can seek damages.
     
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    My mate's Dell 1330 was affected by this and crapped out.
    Dell sent someone to his work, who promptly ripped the machine open and replaced the hardware and everything was back up and working pretty swiftly.
    Good work from Dell but is the gfx card that's now in the machine gonna do the same thing in the future??

    nvidia should at least replace the affected machines on request of the owners and be prepared to pay damages to any companies who lost time due to faulty hardware.
     
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    We sent out a TON of the defunct HP units at the service dept I work at for a big box retailer. Almost every one of them had the mobo replaced by HP without issue, though a few got rejected, though mostly due to the fact that the units were almost destroyed by careless owners.
     
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    And when was that?
     
  7. TGImages

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    I've had a hand full of Dell laptops at the office here get affected by this. Dell came out and swapped the boards with no problems. As far as I'm concerned that's good enough for me. Now if a a system had caught fire or something... then it would be a different story.
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    So, how many laptops are affected? 2-3 million?
    What will be the suggested damage payment? £ 50-100?

    nVidia are screwed. Period.

    Let's do the math:

    2,000,000 x £50 = £100,000,000

    Ouch!

    Even if it's less than that it'll hurt them badly given the financial climate at the moment.
     
  9. FatMikel

    FatMikel Statistically not that fat...

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    No judge is going to award such ridiculous claims though.
     
  10. mirciu

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    well i had my HP sent to the repair techs, and they changed everything, mobo, graphics card and cpu, this happened 3 months ago, in belgium...it works like a champ now :D
     
  11. javaman

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    It does seem abit harsh if they are made to replace every affected GPU. It did say in the article that they released a patch that solved the problem. It might not of been the best solution, but it still solved it. The way I see it is, say you got a chip in your car windscreen and someone came and fixed it. Should that person have the right to then complain that they didn't replace the whole windscreen?
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    no it didnt solve the problem, solving the problem would mean fixing the faulty gpu, what they did was make a bandage that simply drains your battery and increase the loudness of your laptop by well an unbearable amount all to keep the faulty GPU cool enough to a point it would not constantly fail. So no nothing was solved at all as nothing was fixed.
     
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