Hi All Ive been using iPhones for some years, 6s at the moment and an iPad mini for a couple of years but stuck with PCs until March this year when I took the leap and bought a new 13.3" MBP from my local John Lewis as they were offering a free 2 year warranty. Still very much at the learning stage but as my knowledge grows, so does my love. Last week it stopped charging and would not start and I ended up on the Apple support page and booked a visit to the genius bar. They did a re-set that involved opening up the case and removing the battery, this was saturday 11th June. Went to use it sunday and though it started OK with about 40% charge, when I connected the charger it did not charge and the LED on the mag connector did not light up. Over the half hour or so of using the MBP the LED would light up, orange then green, for 10 to 20 seconds 2 or 3 times. Earliest revisit to genius bar was yesterday pm, they said a board needed changing and would be done under the Apple warranty and after a call to the workshop said it would be ready in a couple of hours. Part of the call was 'How long to swap a board on a mid 12 MBP'. About 45 mins later I get a call to say they have openned the device again and found clear evidence of liquid damage and so was not covered. I explained to them that I was still at the 'new toy' stage and there was no way it had been anyway near liquid in the weeks I have owned it. They showed me pictures of the damaged pcb and eventually took another picture of the damage on my 6s. I spoke to my son-in-law, a big Mac fan and he advised that the mid 12 comment was indeed the build date of my new MBP, he had checked it when I was showing it off when he first called round. Next stop John Lewis who say 'if it's liquid damage it is not covered', the tech guy agreed it looked in V good condition but needed to have JL investigate which will take 2 - 4 WEEKS! I guess my question is - How does a 4 year old device get to be sold as New? and 'what can I do about it? The JL guy said 'I didn't think there were any of those left' when I let it be known my New MBP was actually 4 years old. Sorry for the long post.