My friend has an early 2008 MacBook Pro with the plagued NVIDIA 8600GT video card. Last week, the card finally bit the dust and video is completely distorted so he went out and bought another computer. He gave it to me and said to just see if there is anything left to do about it. Has anyone had a goodwill service on this done recently, or is this computer just dead at this point? I know the service period ended a while ago, and it has enough physical damage to it (dents and the screen bezel is cracked badly on both sides) that I'd think the Apple store will just refuse any service to it. Thanks for any input guys!