Hi guys! This might be a long one so sorry in advance if a.) these things have been addressed in a different thread (I already searched though) or b.) it's too wordy. I've had my MBP (early 2008 model) for approximately a year and 2 weeks now and so far, the only major problem I had with it was the Firewire connection malfunctioning when I used it for too long. I haven't tested that nor have I asked Apple to fix it since I could live with USB2.0. I also had the battery replaced late last year since it could just go an hour on one full charge instead of at least 2 and a half. Another minor issue was a few dead pixels, but they weren't too urgent for me to get them fixed right away. After a while though (actually, on the last night of my warranty, which was also the day I got Applecare), my MBP wouldn't turn on. Turns out, it had the Black Screen of Death (a.k.a. logic board failure). Because I'm sort of dependent on my MBP for work, I had to take it to an Apple service center ASAP. I had trouble getting it fixed, since my Applecare had some delay being processed (I have no idea why). This left me without MBP for more than a week, meaning I had to stall work. When I finally got it back, everything was normal. The dead pixels were still there on the LCD (since it wasn't the issue I had fixed), BUT yesterday, my left fan started making a rattling noise, like it was hitting some part of the 'chassis' or an object inside. From time to time it would still get noisy, but I had to ignore it since I was still catching up on work. Another thing that came up was an LCD problem. I'll just let the pictures do the talking: http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/6464/argh.jpg http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8643/argh2.jpg The LCD problem comes up every now and then, but I haven't figured out what prompts it to happen. My main worry is maybe my MBP's a lemon. I asked Apple through their 1-800-1441-0234 hotline if my model's part of the ones declared to be a bit defective, though (no offense, Apple), I'm sure they'd go with the safe answer and say it isn't. What do you guys think I should do?