As part of a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit against Nvidia graphics processor, MacBook Pro owners who bought a laptop with the processor in 2007 and 2008 may be eligible for free repairs, Yahoo News reports.
The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in California, claimed that Nvidia had sold defective processing units and media communication processors that affected some laptops' performance.
Symptoms of the defect included distorted video on the laptop's monitor and sometimes even a blank screen when the computer was turned on, the news provider said. Despite the settlement, Nvidia is not admitting any wrongdoing as part of the case.
According to the news source, the affected laptops include 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pros that were purchased between May 2007 and September 2008. Only laptops that contain a Nvidia chip and eligible serial number, and have experienced the monitor issues are eligible for the repairs.
Some Dell and HP notebooks are also included in the settlement, with some HP laptop owners eligible to receive a replacement computer, the news source said.