Hello All - geez it's been a while! Ok so the fan is making a loud rattley sound and the laptop's always overheating (and the battery barely lasts 25 minutes when unplugged which might just be a battery issue but it certainly doesn't help things!) and I assume there's no simple and inexpensive solution. If there is (if there is a way to get the fan replaced?) please tell me how easy/affordable this would be, if you know! Assuming I need a new laptop: Mine is a little over 3 years old. It was the last of the powerbooks before the new ones that have the built-in camera (can't remember what they're called). My question is, has there been a second generation (for lack of a better word) regarding this newer laptop that came out not all that long ago? I don't like the idea of getting the first "trial run" laptop. If not, can anyone tell me how they've rated? Have they had many problems? I've been very pleased w/ my G4 up until recently. Thanks very much!