I've seen some threads regarding this on here, but didn't want to bump anything made to long ago as the macbook I am asking about is about 5 years old now and I dont know the policies anymore. I have two issues, both I've only recently found out can be fixed free of charge (maybe?). I did not find out until a friend mentioned that they could be replaced for free. He had the same issues and got replacement for both, but this was a year before now. I plan to go to an apple store tomorrow, but would like to know if I'm in for a challenge to get mine fixed. 1. Cracked front edge, apparently a VERY common issue and I've read posts and news stories claiming you can get it fixed out of warranty (certainly in warranty). 2. Slightly bulging battery. I do not know what constitues bulging, but the edge near the lock is bulging, just the very edge. When it started appearing the battery ceased to work. This was years ago, but after the apple care ended so I thought I was SOL. The bulge was noticeably larger than it is now, the middle bulged a bit out, but now its flat and only the edge still bulges out. Can or should these issues be fixed for free?