At least one GeForce RTX 4090 owner has taken his fight with Nvidia to court. Justia (opens in new tab), Lucas Genova recently filed a class action lawsuit against Nvidia over the 16-pin power adapter meltdown disaster. The lawsuit states that Genova is suing his Nvidia for unfair favoritism, breach of warranty, fraud, and violations of New York’s general business law.
The lawsuit, filed in California federal court on November 11, alleges that Nvidia “sold and sold RTX 4090s with defective and dangerous power cable plugs and sockets that rendered consumers’ cards inoperable.” , caused serious electrical damage.” All purchasers are at risk of fire. Genova has apparently filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and all purchasers of his GeForce RTX 4090, one of his cards with the best graphics on the market.
The complaint alleges that the plaintiff purchased a GeForce RTX 4090 from Best Buy for $1,599.99. He was reportedly “experienced in installing his components in computers such as graphics cards” and installed graphics cards according to his best practices. After installation, Genova eventually found that he had melted the 16-pin power adapter.
The lawsuit states, “Thus plaintiffs and members of the class have suffered a costly double blow: the premium purchase price (MSRP of $1,599) for a dangerous product that should not be sold in its current state.”
This document references user feedback and photos found in the dedicated 16-pin adapter sled below. reddit (opens in new tab)As of this writing, 26 GeForce RTX 4090 owners have come forward and shared similar experiences with their 16-pin power adapters melting and occasionally damaging the 16-pin power connector on their graphics cards. increase.
Nvidia is investigating an issue with the 16 pin power adapter. The chipmaker recently revealed that it has no details available to the public. Nonetheless, Nvidia and its AIB partners have promised to provide affected owners with his RMA expeditiously.