As I was sitting at the genius bar with my 2011 MacBook Pro 17" waiting for it to be serviced for the video issue, I saw two other people at the bar with their 2011 MBP 17" for the same issue. Apple called me later and told me that my MBP passed all the diagnostic tests and that it must be software issue. I am not sure that I believe you, Apple. It's not like you lied to me before. Anyway, are there anyone out there with a 2011 MacBook Pro (15" or 17") that has never had any hardware issues?