Wouldn't you know it. The day the new Macbooks are announced I dropped my 2009 17" Macbook Pro on the hard floor at work. Slid right off the desk... ..and wham! I was going to buy a new Macbook in any event, but not necessarily this week, which I just ended up doing. So, here is what is happening with the Macbook that was dropped... Initially, it would not boot up at all. However, through persistant power "ons" I can get it to boot up. It boots up, but slowly. It can take 8 minutes for it to boot to the password screen. Everything loads. Sometimes, however, I will be in the middle of a task and everything freezes up. It either unfreeze itself in a couple minutes, or, I have to reboot the computer. Seeing a lot of spinning Mac balls. Anyone want to venture a guess what damage I did? Almost seems minor. I suppose I can take it to Apple to fix it, but with the few hundred they may charge me I thought it better just to buy a new laptop. ...and please be easy on me. I'm not happy that I had to drop $3k this week on a new loaded 17" laptop. Was hoping to wait till the end of the Summer.