My sister has MacBook Pro with the dreaded Nvidia 8600m GT problems. I am taking it into the Apple Store for her today to see if they will still cover the Nvidia GPU problems. It is a v 3,1 MBP with C2D 2.4 GHz and Nvidia 8600GT. Doesn't matter but it's running Snow Leopard. Sometimes it works fine, and other times there's no picture on the native display nor via the DVI port to an external display. However, we can tell that the rest of the MBP is working perfectly as we hear everything else on it. In the System Profiler it's showing the "PCIe Lane Width" as "x1" all of the time. Isn't this rule number one, that if this shows x1 it's the typical Nvidia GPU problem? Will Apple still fix this per their use of a defective Nvidia GPU? What do I say to Apple to have them fix it even though the warranty is actually expired? I mean I know Apple fixed them for some time beyond Apple Care, right? Does its age matter if it's not under warranty? I am leaving in about 90 minutes, so anything before I leave will help. I will also report back after I take it in with the results. Any advice before I leave that helps me dealing with this would be great. Thanks in advance for your assistance.