Respuesta a "Is there anyway to avoid an nVidia 8600 graphics failure?"mac bake for mac book pro works ! just remember that it doesnt work every time but if its dead and you try, your not lousing anything, your gaining experience . And be sure to bake the logic board ONLY after a full cleaning of all labels and gunk , not the entire machine. The cooler electronics run, the longer they last ! Update (01/20/2017): Just did same repair again, worked for about a year. even with artic silver 5 temps were very hot. Again...success that makes 2 times on this mac book. well see how long this one lasts...