Sorry in advance for the long winded story... I bought a MBA in July 2012. My LCD developed annoying white bands across it. The apple store replaced it on the spot. Awesome service! Then about 5 months later, my computer started turning itself off when it was asleep at night. That devolved into the system not booting at all; either the gray apple screen would spin and spin, or a folder with a question mark would pop up. However, I could still boot into the recovery partition (disk utility didnt help me out unfortunately) ....and then that even quit working. Attempting to boot into the mountain lion recovery resulted into launching internet recovery. So I took it to the apple store. The genius guy thought its the SSD (as did I), but he was worried because he had trouble even loading the diagnostic program, so he was worried it might be a bigger issue with the logic board. No problem. I am all for being thorough. It was shipped to the repair center, and immediately the status updated to, "On hold - Part on order" It's been 3 days since that status update, and two calls to AppleCare reps have yielded answers of, "I have no idea what is being replaced. Sorry..." and "Yeah, it looks like the SSD is being replaced I think.... let me call and check. *wait 10 minutes* oh ok, yea it's the SSD. it's on order and there is no estimate for when that will come in. We really don't have any idea when it will be fixed." two questions: 1. am i just really unlucky by having these issues with my MBA? 2. why would the Apple repair center not have spare SSDs on hand?? that seems very bizarre to me. Has anyone else experienced this?