I got my macbook in Oct 07, and now 10 months later I've fallen victim to the dreaded topcase cracking. I know, just a crack, but I did not pay for a cracked case less than a year down the line, I hope to get it fixed before it gets bigger. I did not purchase Applecare but am I right in saying I am still under limited (1 yr) warranty since purchasing my macbook? I know getting this fixed is covered under warranty. I've read on other forums that this is a known issue with Apple and that they cover it out of warranty, but I'm not sure if this is head-office policy or just luck of the draw with whoever I get at the apple store. The reason I ask is because I may not be able to get to an apple store before my warranty is up. Another little query I have; I bought my macbook with 1GB RAM installed. Since then I have increased it to 2GB. When I bring it in to get fixed, does it have to be as it was when under warranty? Thanks for reading, b.