I know many people already have heard about the issues with this video chip in the early 2008 Macbook Pros. The reason i'm posting now is that my Chip finally failed but because of Article TS2377 (listed on APPLE's Site, support.apple.com/kb/ts2377), if you had apple care then it was extended 1 yr. The guy told me that if it had failed one month from now the repair would have cost me $400 instead of free. Incase your having issues like distorted video or no video, you might want to take it in to your nearest apple store now. They can run a test on the machine and tell if its faulty. They are repairing mine free of charge. New logic board and video chip. Not sure what video chip but its not gonna be the 8600M. Some of you might be closing in on the end of that 4 yr extension. Just wanted to let people know before all hell breaks loose in your machine. Cheers.