Perhaps this is due to my background as a PC user, but what I don't understand is why there is a such an apparent lack of troubleshooting in regards to the graphical problems with the 17" MBP's. I have been following this problem on this and a few other forums and it seems that for the most part people are quite willing to find the problem, but not as interested in determining why the problem exists. Most people seem to find the problem, then promptly pack up the computer, throw it in the mail, or hike on down to the store for an exchange. The hopes are that they're get "a good one" instead. There is also a large amount of people that simply make speculations about the problem saying it must be Nvidia's fault, or a firmware problem, or a driver issue, yet no one ever seems to check for these things. In my experience whenever I have had an issue with a PC the first thing I do is start to eliminate the potential problems. On a fresh new computer this should be 100 times easier than it would be on one that has been running for a few months or years. I guess what I am saying is that I'm frustrated that so many people aren't willing to take a few moments and try a few things out, make record of it, and share it with the community in the hopes of finding a solution. What if it turned out to be nothing more than needing to change a setting, or adjust the fan speed. It seems like it would be a lot less effort, cost, and wasted time than to just throw it back in the box and let someone else deal with it. My hopes are that the people with this problem will make an effort to start recording this issue and putting the information into one place (this thread is as good as any) so that we might find out what the issues are. They say two heads are better than one, and in this case a hundred heads are probably better, and faster than the head of the fruit company. So, here are my trouble shooting suggestions. 1. Machine Specs 2. Part numbers (screens, etc.) 3. When the issue was first noticed (how long after receiving computer) 4. Can the issue be replicated, and if so how? 5. What is the temp of the computer when it happens 6. Can anything be done to stop it once it starts 7. Does it happen in both Windows and OSX 8. Does switching the ram around help 9. What speed are the fans at when this happens 10. Does the problem go away if the computer is left idle for a while (how long?) 11. Is it specific to one program, or to all 12. Are there any noises or smells that can be sensed when it happens 13. Does it happen with older builds of OSX or Windows 14. Does it stop with the newest Nvidia drivers 15. Does it happen in safe mode 16. Did you take a photo for comparison 17. Does it change if you dim or brighten the screen 18. Does it occur if WiFi is off or on I encourage you all that are having, or discover this problem to go through these steps and post your findings. We might be able to solve this issue in no time at all, or at the very least give Mapple something that may help. You have 14 days from when you get your computer, so I think that's plenty of time to spend a few hours testing..