Answer to: Will Apple Honor NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT failure to non-original ownerMy 2008 MBPro started having kernal panics because of the NVIDIA problem as well. I missed the 4 year free replacement window by 30 days. Of course, had Apple contacted me about the issue 4 years ago, I would have paid closer attention to the occassional video flashes. The kernal panics got worse and worse until the machine wouldn't get beyond the grey screen. I spent the last 30 days reinstalling the operating system... I should have brought it in right away instead of trying to follow the online help. Now I have to pay $310 to get it fixed. I wonder if there is still recourse. Class action perhaps? At the office I've been using an IBM Lenovo laptop for 6 years for about 50+ hours per week -- never had any issues with it. My MBPro, which I use at home, is 4 years old -- I use it significantly less than my office machine (about 10 hours a week). I like Mac better than PCs, but I'm very dissappointed with Apple on this issue given the cost of a MBPro.