Just wanted to share with you all my delightful Apple experience and perhaps it may help some of you with your problems. Dilemma: Last week, after 2 years of owning the SR2.2 mbp, the battery seemed to give in. It wouldn't hold a charge more than 20 minutes long, and would shut down abruptly without the "low-capacity" message. I had all the symptoms described in this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1359?viewlocale=en_US , but did not qualify for a free replacement. Disappointed, I opted to continue using the mbp without a battery, since $143+tax was too deep for my pockets. (Read more about the battery issue here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=684652). Whether or not it was a pure stroke of luck or karma, 4 days ago, my video card (8600MGT) also died. the mbp would not shut down properly. After a forced reset, the screen stopped displaying anything. This time, as per article TS2377 (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377), I was qualified for a replacement. Solution: I took it to the Campus Tech shop at uwaterloo and after confirming the graphics card was dead, they called Apple for a free replacement and I got it back the next day - a brand new logic board . But get this, the technician helped me call in for an exception and they even threw in a free brand new battery! I did not have AppleCare, and my manufacturer's warranty expired last year, but Apple still repaired everything free of charge! Thanks Apple! P.S. If you're in the area and looking for a skilled technician, I highly recommend Dale Kentner of Campus Tech!