Hey all, I bought a 1.83Ghz 15" macbook pro, used, from ebay last September. Everything has been working well. The seller had informed me that he had transferred the ownership from his name to mine. It was a local pickup, and he was a really friendly guy, even giving me an additional gig of RAM for free. Well, a few days ago, the right fan (above the delete key) started making a sound that can best be described as the sound one gets when sticking a card over moving bike spokes. I guess the fan is dying... maybe the bearings are wearing out? Anyways, I called Apple Support, they took my name and my MBP serial number, but informed me that my name did not come up on their computer. Argh! I told them my situation, and the operator suggested I contact the seller to transfer my information. I called the seller, but the phone goes directly to his voice mail and has so for the past couple of days. So, my questions are thus: a) Are there any other recourses I can take to get my MBP serviced by Apple? Or, am I SOL in that department? b) Has anyone personally done "surgery" on their machines? How difficult was it? c) Any other ideas on how I can remedy this fan issue? BTW, I've looked at this website (very nice guides!), http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook-Pro/Fans, but not sure how gutsy I am to do this. I'm handy tinkering around desktops, but portables are different beasts altogether. I'm hoping that the seller is just on vacation, and I will be able to reach him before the complimentary full-year warranty is over (on April 11th). If I don't get anywhere with him after that date, I guess I'll have to get my scrubs on. Any advice, sage or otherwise, would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks, Sherpa78 PS I have the original box... can't remember if i have the receipt as well... don't think so. But, just wanted to say I had the original shipping box, if that might help.