Good Afternoon MacRumors community!, I'm having an issue with my machine. Its a MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008), and I am have some problems that keep occurring. Firstly, the track pad will randomly get stuck (Will not click) and the hard crashed. This was about ~ 1 year ago. The second time, the hard drive failed again, ~roughly couple 6 months ago. The third time, the hard drive started to act real slow and stuttered a lot. Since I saw this previously, I knew what to expect so I backed up about a couple hours before the crash. ~roughly 3 months ago. Now recently, my track pad is again acting up. It will become unstable and I cannot click it. I am sure this problem can easily be remedied, but now the real problem occurs... My hard drive is stuttering randomly again! I'm a college student in my last year of engineering. That means a lot of reports, drawings, etc. The next 2 weeks will be hectic and I really need a computer to do my work. (The macbook seems to always fail when exams are coming....) What should I do? What would you do in my situation? Additional Info: This device does not have any water damage, and their is a light scratch below the "directional buttons." (Due to my watch, but it is very light.) I have not dropped my machine, played football with it, or jumped off a plane with it. Your suggestion(s) are greatly appreciated! Thank You!