The SD slot on my early 2011 became fussy recently -- original Apple warranty expired, of course. I took it in to the Apple Store to see what could be done. After a few tests the Genius determined the only way to fix it was a new $500 logic board. So I called up AMEX and filed a warranty claim and then faxed them a copy of my rec't and repair est. A week later they credited my acct $515. (I guess they included gas money. Ha!) Since it's a minor issue I've decided not to repair and sell it at a below market price to compensate for the wobbly SD reader. I'm going to use the proceeds + AMEX credit to buy a new machine, something you can't do with AppleCare. So for all you who keep telling me CC extended warranties are a joke, well, I can reconfirm that AMEX's program is the real deal. (This is the second time I've had to use it -- other time was years ago, but similar outcome, except I did the repair since it was a bum SuperDrive.