I just sent my Macbook Pro into Apple for repair. The hardware test indicated that one of the fans was not working, and the computer was generally slow, hard to start up, and was freezing a lot. Unfortunately, I DROPPED the laptop. I had all these problems before I dropped it. I ran the hardware test again after I dropped it, and it still only showed that the fan was not working. But of course, I can't tell Apple that because it sounds like a stupid excuse. So I got the quote from them -- $900! Now I just discovered MacService (http://macservice.com) and called them. They suggested that since I dropped it and there was damage to the casing, they could replace the casing and I could try to send it in to Apple since it would look like I never dropped it, and they could still repair it under the warranty. Problem, of course - I ALREADY sent it in to Apple! MacService has reasonable prices, however I did not know the fan was part of the logic board, and their repair price for that is $695. I would like to know, does Apple keep a record of the fact that there was accidental damage to my laptop? If I were to get the casing replaced and take it to an Apple store for repair, would they know by entering my Macbook's serial number or something that it was accidentally damaged, due to my experience with AppleCare? I really need an answer to this so any suggestions / answers are really appreciated. Thanks!