RTX 4090 Class Action Lawsuit: We all anticipated this.
As of now, a GeForce RTX 4090 owner has taken their battle with Nvidia to court. Lucas Genova has launched a class action lawsuit against Nvidia over the 16-pin power adapter breakdown tragedy, according to Justia. Genova is suing Nvidia for unjust enrichment, breach of warranty, fraud, and breaches of New York’s General Business Law, according to the lawsuit.
The complaint, filed in federal court in California on November 11, claims that Nvidia “marketed and sold the RTX 4090 with a faulty and hazardous power cable connector and socket, rendering customers’ cards unusable and posing a major electrical and fire hazard for each and every purchaser.” Genova appears to be filing the class action complaint on behalf of himself and all buyers of the GeForce RTX 4090, one of the greatest graphics cards on the market. According to the complaint, the plaintiff paid $1,599.99 for a GeForce RTX 4090 from Best Buy. He is said to be “experienced in the installation of computer componentry such as graphics cards,” and he installed the graphics card in accordance with best standards. Genova realized that his 16-pin power adaptor had melted within a short period of time.
“As a result, Plaintiff and class members have been hit with a costly setback: a premium purchase price (the MSRP is $1,599) for a dangerous product that should not have been sold in its current state,” according to the lawsuit. In the specific 16-pin adapter topic on Reddit, user reviews and pictures are cited in the text. 26 GeForce RTX 4090 owners have reported similar incidents involving the 16-pin power adapter melting and occasionally harming the graphics card’s 16-pin power connector as of the time of writing.
Nvidia is still looking into the 16-pin power adaptor issue. The chipmaker recently said that it has no more information to share with the public. Nvidia and its AIB partners have nevertheless agreed to offering accelerated RMAs to impacted owners. However, the RTX 4090 Class Action Lawsuit is currently developing so we will keep you updated as it progresses.