Salutations, fine folk of Macrumors! I am in the unenviable position of having a Macbook Pro encountering serious graphical difficulties. Attached are some photos of said problems, for the last month or so sometimes my laptop has been running fine, but 'patterns' such as appear all over my photos showed up and froze everything but the mouse. My laptop is out of of warranty. I purchased it in June of 2007, from the Apple Store in the Trafford Center in Manchester. From these pictures: can anyone tell me if this is the '8600m GT 'dying'' or if they're going to tell me that it's something else and plant me with a massive bill for the magical 'screen colouring in' pixie box, that can only be replaced by a Wizard-clone of Steve Jobs himself? The laptop has been taken in a couple of months ago, when I first experienced weird 'patterning' and it passed the 8600m GT test, which has me worried, leading to my final question of the hour: In short: from your experience, do you think this laptop be repaired free of charge? Are the issues it displays the ones covered by the extended warranty program?