I still have a 2008 Penryn MBP that most likely fell victim to the batch of faulty GPUs. Unfortunately the MBP was a few months out of the 3 year apple care period when it started showing graphical artefacts and the random freezing, so I set it aside. At some point I realized that apple extended the replacement policy for these issues - unfortunately, again only just a few months after that program had stopped. As I would hate throwing away a good piece of engineering and a (presumably) otherwise fine computer (battery needs replacement as well ofc.), what are the odds of fixing the GPU? I have read about people baking their books to the effect of rebonding brittle solder joints. In many cases to no or only temporary success. So that is not something I would pursue. Then, there are online services offering repairs (in Germany) that have received less than stellar reviews (people not getting their stuff back, getting it back without problem resolution, fighting over money ...) Does anyone know of a solid option on getting this brick repaired? Preferably in Europe/Germany? If it is not possible to repait it, what are the chances of salvaging components? I really do not want to turn this thing into material waste, even if the cost effective solution would be to dump it and get a replacement. Thanks.