Well, my 2011 MBP just died. I had no signs of anything going wrong and then while I was using it yesterday it just decided to freeze on a grey screen. It said a graphics error occured and it shut down. I can no longer boot past the grey screen. I've swapped the RAM, swapped hard drives, and I can't even boot into recovery mode so I've pretty much ruled out all the possible scenarios. It has to be the logic board. I signed the petition but I doubt anything will come of that any time soon. Apple would charge me most likely between $800-$1000 to replace my logic board since I am no longer covered under AppleCare. Here are my options: a. Purchase a new logic board and replace it myself. The cost would be about $450-500. And it's very likely that it will fail again since the manufacturing problem was never resolved. b. Sell the computer on Gazelle or eBay for maybe $250-$300 and purchase a new machine. c. (Politely) call up Apple and see what they can do. I should add that I need a machine to work on - so I don't have a ton of time to wait around. Thoughts?