UPDATE 08/06/13 I managed to send an email to Tim Cook's email address and was contacted by an Apple Executive Relations guy last Tuesday. He told me that Apple was going to make an exception this one time and to give him some time to coordinate with the Apple Authorized Reseller and Service Provider here in my country. He called back the next day (Wednesday) in the afternoon and told me to bring it in anytime. I took it in on Thursday morning. So, yesterday afternoon (Monday) I received a call from the technician to let me know that my MBA was ready. I picked it up like half an hour later. Everything is working fine now. I feel so grateful to Apple right now, I really doubt that another company would've done the same thing. Now, I don't know if I should keep this MBA or sell it and buy a new one. If I buy a new one it would have the 1 year warranty and I most definitely would end buying Applecare before it runs out. If I keep this one I would have to take my chances and if anything else fails I would have to repair it from my own pocket. They gave me a 3 months warranty on the SSD though, the screen is also 3 months old. Everything is working flawlessly and I know that Apple computers are built to last. I guess I really have to think this thoroughly, I was planning on selling this one and buying the new and redesigned (I hope) MBA in mid-2014. If I sell this one and buy a mid-2013 I would have to wait until sometime in 2015 to replace it again. I guess I'll take my time on this decision. Thanks everyone, and long live Apple -- Today I used my MBA as any other day, I finished what I was doing in PS and went on the Internet to check some news. I used PS like for 3 hours or so without any problems, but like 15 minutes after I started surfing the net my MBA freezed and became unresponsive. I waited a couple of minutes but nothing changed so I decided to force the shutdown by keeping the power button pressed Immediately, I proceeded to start it up again only to realize that it booted to a flashing folder with a question mark. I freaked out. As a side note, I bought the computer exactly one year and 2 days ago, on July 25th of 2012. I also spent the last few days trying to decide on buying AppleCare but at the end I didn't bought it. Freaks out even more. So, I went to search what the flashing folder meant and found and article about Internet Recovery. Immediately did that and after half an hour the screen that appears when installing Mac OS appeared and I was able to get into Disk Utility. Only to freak out more, the SSD drive was nowhere to be found. The only thing that appeared on the left sidebar of Disk Utility was the image that the IR downloaded. So, here I am. With a dead MBA just 2 days after the warranty expired. I don't care about the files, I have a backup. What else can I do? Did the SSD died? I live in a country with no Apple Stores, only Authorized Resellers that are authorized to do repairs. I'm planning on bringing my MBA to one first thing Monday morning. I found other threads where Apple has done some repairs for free even after the warranty expired. Found one that happened 1 month after and another within 2 weeks. What are my chances? Considering that I have to deal with an AUthorized Reseller and not directly with Apple. Does anyone know if I can call some number from my country (Central America) and explain what happened directly to Apple so they can contact the reseller. I didn't found any number to call from outside the US. I'm really regretting not buying AppleCare for $250, just to imagine what a new SSD may cost And just for the sake of it, a couple months ago they replaced my screen because of a bright spot. Thanks for any tips or comments, sorry the post got so long.