I've bought a refurbished macbook about 2 years ago and this thing has been slowly self-destructing. I opted not to purchase Apple care on it because I didn't want to pay the extra money but now I'm wishing I did. Just after the 1 year warranty expired, the ethernet port on my Macbook stopped working. Then I began to notice that the palm rest was beginning to chip away just from closing the lid. I didn't think much of it until the sides near the ports began to chip away aswell and on top of that, The palm rest are now a nice shade of yellow. Anyway, I just want to know if it will be easier and less expensive to replace the palm rest myself, or to just have Apple do it.