If you live in the United States and bought a new iMac DV or iMacDV SE, or a Power Mac G4 system that included a software DVD player using the Mac OS 9.0.3 operating system (or earlier) and a DVD player version 2.1 (or earlier) before May 2000, you may be eligible for settlement benefits from a class action lawsuit.
There is a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit (Sternberg versus Apple, Gordon versus Apple) involving issues with DVD playback in earlier models of the Apple iMac DV, iMac DV SE and Power Mac G4 computers. There’s an
online notice explaining how you can receive a free fix
for these issues as well as other settlement benefits. To receive a full notice, call toll-free (866) 461-1839. (The settlement doesn’t apply to resellers.)
Those eligible for benefits can receive a free CD-ROM upgrade to fix the issues with the computer’s DVD playback quality for the computers that include the earlier operating system (9.0.3 or earlier) and DVD player (version 2.1 or earlier). Those who receive a System Software Upgrade can also receive free customer service support to fix any technical issues relating to the installation and use of the System Software Upgrade. The support is available for 90 days after the Upgrade is shipped.
Eligible persons may also be able to receive one of the following discounts on any one of the following Apple products:
iMovie 2 (download version only) for US$19 (retail price of $49);
AppleWorks 6 for $44 (retail Price of $79);
Apple Memory Module 64MB for $80 (retail price of $100);
Apple Pro Mouse for $44 (retail price of $59); or
Apple Pro Keyboard for $44 (retail price of $59).
The settlement issues are relevant until Nov. 12. MacCentral is working to bring you more details on the lawsuit itself.