Apple is facing a class action lawsuit alleging the company knew about, and did not address, a problem with the displays in the company’s previous-generation 27-inch iMac desktops computers.
Corbin Rasmussen, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, says in the complaint that his 27-inch iMac began to experience trouble with the display 18 months after purchase. Specifically, half of the display went dark, which Rasmussen says impacted his use of the computer for things like watching movies or web browsing. The suit was first noticed by GigaOM.
Rasmussen claims that Apple told him a repair would run $500, as the computer was out of warranty. Rasmussen points to a 300-page-long thread on Apple’s support forums as evidence that the problem is widespread enough that Apple should offer free repairs for the computer.
The complaint cites a 2009 Techcrunch report that called the iMac an “iLemon,” and seeks to represent all owners of 27-inch iMacs containing LED-backlit displays manufactured by South Korean company LG made prior to December 2012.