Hi everyone, I have a fairly new macbook air. it is less than 1 year old (bought oct 2010). my warranty is up next month. For the past 2 months I have had a lot of random freezes and crashes. Before 2 months ago, this happened maybe once every 2-3 weeks when I was running snow leopard. I don't use this computer very much as it's not my primary machine but I do use it about 2-3 hours/day. But 2 months ago I installed lion when it first came out. The crashing got pretty bad. At first it would crash about once/day every 2-3 hours or so. But a few weeks ago it was crashing every 15-20 minutes. When it crashes, the whole system just freezes and I get the spinning color ball. I am usually on my web browser (google chrome or safari) although it has happened in various apps such as aperture, etc. There is no way to fix the system other than to do a hard reboot. This is obviously frustrating. Thinking that it's a software issue, I tried to reinstall lion but rather than reinstalling, it would fail during the install. Eventually I just pulled out my install usb that i got when i bought the computer and used that to do a full reinstall of snow leopard. That seemed to work. However, now that I'm on snow leopard, it still crashes every 15-20 minutes. I tried to do a reinstall of snow leopard but it kept failing until eventually I just kept trying and it worked. I took it to the genius bar but they just did a reinstall of snow leopard from their image and the install worked so they deemed it working. However, when I got home it froze again. The failure message is pretty generic...along the lines of "unable to install osx. please reinstall operating system", etc. I will try to take it back to the genius bar but there's really no guarantee that it will freeze. With my luck, it will just keep working while I'm there. Does the SSD ever go bad in these machines? This is the 11" MBA with the upgraded ram, upgraded processor, and upgraded SSD drive...basically the most expensive 11" MBA that you could buy last year.