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Apple extends warranty for MacBooks Pro affected by failures with NVIDIA GPUs

Anyone who visits the support page on the Apple website today that talks about video flaws in MacBooks Pro with NVIDIA GPUs will find something new: the Cupertino firm has decided to expand coverage for free technical support of this flaw in one year, so that users can seek repairs for video problems in up to three years from the date of purchase.

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In October of last year, we reported this problem that affects all Apple notebook users with the GeForce 8400M and 8600M chipsets manufactured between May 2007 and September 2008. Thus, the company expects to handle customer repairs within this case by September 2011.

The defect in question caused by a flawed component used in the manufacture of the two models of GPUs specified above, capable of burning them in cases of overheating. Because of him, many users (and even the insurer itself) of NVIDIA sued her, arguing that she was negligent in claiming for months that she did not manufacture flawed components and in not knowing how to prove her claims in practice.

While this case is not resolved, investigations claim that the GeForce 9600M used in the first MacBooks Pro unibody he also suffers from the same problem. But in this case, Apple and NVIDIA have not yet spoken.