i just wondered if anyone has had a problem with the casing expanding and bulging on the MBP and if so what did they do about it? or more to the point what did apple do about it?! my MBP is not even 4 weeks old but within two weeks it had developed a slight bulge in the casing above the lid opening mechanism. this is my first MB and i have been treating it very gently - its hardly been moved around in fact. and whilst i guess this isn't a huge technical problem but a smallish issue of appearance, i figured this isn't normal on a brand new nearly $2000 machine. so i took it to the local applestore on saturday to see what they thought and what fun that was! first the mac genius took it off to the back of the store...and then after some time returned to tell me that i must have damaged it in some way - putting undue pressure on that area maybe and that it wasn't covered under the warranty. when i insisted that this was not the case explaining that most of the time i use an external graphics tablet and pen, he disappeared to the back again. in the meantime another mac genius (this guy was really nice and the only one who seemed genuinely interested in helping) who had overheard said it was something to do with a sensor in that area that heats up and causes the problem - like its a known problem. anyway then the first guy came back and again explained that 'dave the manager guy' was going to come and talk to me! so i sat and waited and then dave arrived and explained that 'actually its all to do with the way the aluminium is designed to expand and contract like an aeroplane does so it really is a good thing you see.....and it happens all the time on macbook pros and if we send it to apple they will just send it back without fixing it because its not a technical problem and the computer works fine....or they might fix it but it will come back in worse shape with more bulges because they'd have to take all the casing off you know and well they do that by hand and...blah blah...or 'they may even bill you for fixing it' chips in the first genius guy!! so we don't think theres much we can do..' you get the gist?! so anyway i was even less happy now as it kind of felt like they were fobbing me off with all sorts of reasons (stories maybe!?) why they couldn't do anything and dave kept disappearing out the back to that mysterious room for advice (or maybe a cup of coffee...sorry to be cynical...they kept me hanging around for ages!) so anyway i sort of mentioned my slight disgruntlement ....ie. its not even 4 weeks old and it cost nearly $2000 and if i'd spent that much on a new tv and it started bulging i think i'd get some help or a replacement or something! and you're not going to fix it or actually do anything because it might be my fault or apples because its designed to fly if necessary and anyway apple will ruin it if you send it in.....and...etc etc... and at the same time i'm thinking... maybe this isn't a big deal.....its just a small bulge and there are wars and famines and etc.... so i thought i'd ask you guys.....since you seem to know much about such things. i'm sorry if this has already been addressed - i have hunted the forums but have found no mention of it which is interesting to me in view of the fact that it is such a 'common problem' according to the mac geniuses! unless it is so common no one bothers to mention it...in which case i apologise for making a fuss!! any help or suggestions would be gratefully received! thanks!