So my fan is dying, or has something stuck in it or what not. I'm hearing a loud clicking and "card stuck in bicycle spoke" sound coming from the left side right near the hinge. I figure it's a bearing or something that went bad in the fan but I've only had this for a few months and my old MacBook was like 3 years old and NEVER had an issue with the fan. The problem for me is I use this thing every day and my closest Apple store is just over 100 miles away. I don't mind running it up there (well, ok, I kinda do) if I know it'll be an easy replacement on the same day. I'm slightly worried they won't be able to hear it or get it to make any kind of noise when I take it up, if I had a recording or two from my iPhone of it happening and a video of iStat showing low fan RPMs when it did it do you think they would repair the fan even if they couldn't get the sound to happen? Also, would this be a same day replacement if I called ahead and setup an appointment and explained I was from out of town? Has anyone else had issues with early fan bearing failures? Also, I get the "blank screen" upon opening the lid and having to do a hard reset about 3 to 5 times a week after all the updates. Has anyone had any luck with a Apple store giving them a newer production date machine and actually had the issue go away? Really the only apps open when this happens is Safari and Iomega StorCenter helper app, but both of those haven't always been open when this happens, it's just they're open a lot when I use the system so more often then not they ARE running when I can't get it to snap back to life. I've also had this problem happen about just as often both when I shut the lid for sleep or use the sleep command and then close the lid once it's in sleep mode. I know it's a issue but I'm wondering if any newer produced machines have as much of an issue, I was an announcement day pre-order guy. Would a system replacement be a same day at the Apple store? (can they transfer from one system to the other in the store?) Would they just open it up and replace a logic board? Is there anyway I can save logs that the Apple store employees would be able to look at to confirm it happens VERY often for me? Or would they be unable to tell the awake from sleep issue with any kernel panic?