I need some advice regarding Apple's repair policy. Apple says my 8600M failure was due to liquid damage, but i really think they meant my 2007 MBP with a failed GPU had signs of water damage. About 10 days ago i was trying to get directions, via Google Maps using street view. The machine was stuttering on the flash and the keyboard stopped responding, so i did a hard power down. It restarted with a blank screen. I have flashblocker and smsfancontroll installed. I was unable to back up some recent work as it soon failed to boot at all. It had five days left on the apple care agreement. When i picked it up from the Apple store yesterday the repair docket said it had been "declined". The apple person made a phone call who relayed the diagnosis that my gpu failure was due to moisture damage. I cannot remember spilling anything on it, except for an incident about nine months ago, when a small amount of rain water hit the bottom right of the keyboard. This stopped a couple of arrow keys working. Apart from the this, the machine performed faultlessly since that incident. Would apple reject a repair because it showed any sign of liquid damage, even if that damage unrelated to the actual problem? I'm not really concerned about not getting my macbook repaired, but am a little offended that apple was so abrupt in their explanation. I have a new 2.2ghz MBP with glossy HR screen on order and i'm happy with getting 3 years out of a laptop. I live on a boat and the laptop spent most of its life aboard, so salt build up could also be a factor. It would be nice to know. Should i contact apple for a further explanation or should i just forget it?