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More Bad Nvidia GPUs Show Up
The case of defective Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT GPUs is still an ongoing issue, now with Apple being the latest in a list of companies that are affected. Apple put an official notice on its website this week stating that on several models of its MacBook Pro line, bad GPUs could cause screens to display corrupted images or even not turn on at all.
Despite the bad news, Apple is offering users with affected notebooks free repairs. Users that have the affected notebooks can have the repairs done without charge for a full year after the first year’s warranty expires — a notable step towards good customer support.
Nvidia itself previously acknowledged the failures and set aside roughly $200 million as an upfront cost to support fixes and replacements. Although there are reports from several manufacturers that bad chips are in the wild, no confirmed numbers exists.
Read the official notice from Apple regarding affected MacBook Pros here.
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