Got my mb (see sig) about two and half weeks ago, and this weekend the superdrive futzed out. Would not read ANY media, not the stuff that it had wrote, nor even the disks that came with the machine. So I did a bit of scouting around, before taking it in. And found this: The article it links too is members-only (though it wasn't a couple days ago). Does anybody else have this problem? I *think* its not the drive so much as something in the firmware, and hoping that they're not just going to replace the drive only to have it happen again. I know its luck of the draw, but though the macbook is a better computer than my ibook in the form and speed factors, that ibook had hardly any problems. I've had kernal panics thrice on the mb -- not once on the ibook in the year I've had it, running the same programs and stuff. Guess I'm learning the wisdom behind rev-a reticence.