I have a three year old macbook pro and a few days ago I got the kernel panic screen. I tried to reinstall leopard but nothing worked. I brought it to the store and they tested it it and found out the logic board was broken. He said that repair was covered by Apple even though my warranty was up and I have no protection plan. Do you know why they cover this $600 part and repair for free? I'm not complaining, I was just curious as to why mine was covered.