So I have one of those early 2011 Macbook Pro's that have the video card issue. Apple knows this and has offered to fix everyone's for free (until Feb 2016). http://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/ Well, my MBP just crapped out on me with the issue. The problem is that I am deployed overseas and wont be home until end of October. I shipped the MBP to my wife who has offered to bring it in for the fix, but I am kind of worried in the following: 1. I upgraded the HD to an 512GB SSD 2. I upgraded the RAM to 8gb 3. I did a workaround for it so that it would at least boot into the os (red lines all over the screen) so I could back up the pc. Well, after doing this a few times the OS finally crashed and it wont boot at all. My question is basically if my wife took this in for repair, would they deny it because it has the upgrades and also that it doesn't boot (OS crash). HELP! It sucks not having a PC over here and I am not spending $$ on a new one.