My colleague Aaron let me know about a recall program for some MacBook Pro models, which may or may not be the source of my video woes. I’m going to make an appointment at the Apple Store early next week to bring it in and have it tested, in the hopes that the video card issue is the root of the problem. If it is, and we can get it fixed, I can give it to Jen for use as a utility laptop and backup machine, which would be fantastic.
Update: My video card isn’t the Nvidia model covered under the program; it’s an ATI 1600. Oh, well.