Lovely, I have the Edsel of Macs and it's my first. You are correct,-I have the Macbook Pro 15" 2010-I purchased it in Jan of 2011 and I am still under warantee. I didn't save the reports, instead I sent to Apple( is there a way to get it back?). I had someone from Applecare on the phone with me to try and trouble shoot and she seemed to think The GPU Panic was critical to resolving this problem. It only turns black and crashes when I move icons on my desktop, sometimes.
Another problem I have had since day one are problems with Safari. I will sometimes get a flash of black and white horizontal stripes when loading a new page. The lines vary in size. I have had apple do diagnostic tests and they repeatedly tell me there is nothing wrong. Can this be related to the Logic board issue?
I backed up my Mac a few weeks ago so i should be ok with that. I hope it includes all data on internal drives. I am not computer savy so I am hoping I did it right.
Thank you so much for your help and answering so quickly.I am quite grateful! Going to Apple tomorrow. Fingers crossed.