So, I had my 2012 MacBook Air 128GB SSD fail just about a month over warranty late this July. When I was able to finally get to an Apple store in early August, I was told that it wouldn't be covered because I didn't have AppleCare. The Genius I talked to was rather condescending and was openly surprised when I told him I'd been able to run my laptop it in the meantime with an external. He took a long time to confirm that yes, my hard drive had failed, and then another long time to figure out if I'd need the $300 or $800(!) replacement part, which didn't include labour. I had already looked up how to replace it myself and knew the prices for OWC drives, and was appalled at the pricing: for a little over the same price I could have about double the hard drive space. I walked out and then replaced the drive myself, quite easily too. Anyway, just recently I learned that Apple is now replacing the drives as part of a recall program. I have an appointment at the Genius Bar tomorrow. I've already called Apple and the representative I spoke too (this person very friendly) didn't initially know about the recall program, but seemed to think that I had a case but that he couldn't do anything over the phone and told me to go to a store. Has anyone here managed to get a refund on their SSDs if they've already replaced it with a third-party part? Obviously I don't expect Apple to pay for the OWC drive, but I think it would be fair if they refunded me the money I would have had to spend on the Apple 128GB. Also, I'm not sure if I should put the failed drive back in my laptop, but I'm leaning towards not. Anyone have experience with this?