US Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over MacBook Logic Boards


US District Judge William Alsup has dismissed a lawsuit claiming Apple defrauded customers by selling MacBooks with defective logic boards, reports Reuters.

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The judge said the plaintiffs, Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, couldn’t get beyond online complaints and prove that Apple made “affirmative misrepresentations”.

According to the lawsuit, Apple advertised the MacBooks as “state of the art” and as the “most advanced” notebooks on the market, but even Tim Cook was aware that these devices had a logic board issue. He allegedly did nothing to remedy the issue.

“Plaintiffs have failed to allege that Apple’s logic boards were unfit for their ordinary purposes or lacked a minimal level of quality,” Alsup wrote. “Both plaintiffs were able to adequately use their computers for approximately 18 months and two years, respectively.”

Apple is facing another lawsuit in the US (extended to Canada last December) over MacBooks with defective graphic cards.


  • talkiewalkie

    The issue IS real and apple should address it. I have a late 2011 macbook pro with applecare that just expired. I managed to get the logic board replaced just before the expiry and the part will likely have to be replaced AGAIN before the 90 day replacement part warranty is up. The GPU on the logic board is the issue and it seems the logic board replacements Apple has on hand have NOT changed. So don’t even bother forking over $700 to replace the logic board part. The only meaningful solution is a reball repair which can cost hundreds of dollars and you need to find a reputable service provider (no one in my area offers it, the only solution I found was to ship it to a reputable service provider in the U.S).
    If you are sitting on a pile of cash, that is your solution, for the rest of us, lets hope the other lawsuit gets the green light.