I'm planning to call Applecare sometime in the next couple days, I've put it off too long. Right now I'm reformatting (having backed up all of my info). My MacBook's suffering from a number of issues. First of all, there's a small peel developing on the right side. Second, often the backlight will flicker. Especially noticeable when on medium brightness. Third, sometimes it will not enter standby properly. I'll close the lid, and come back an hour later to find that the screen is dark but the fan is running, the laptop is extremely hot, and I can't get it to come out of standby. This has caused me a lot of trouble, as one time this happened when I took my laptop to an interview with a CEO where I was supposed to be taking notes and because it had been running in my bag the battery was too drained to last through the session. Fourth, the battery is completely dead. The lights don't work, I can't charge it at all, and the moment I unplug the laptop it dies. I'll see if any of these issues are fixed after I reformat and reinstall. I bought the MB in September of 2006 and have 3 year AppleCare. How many of these issues will Apple support? Will they claim that the peeling is user damage or that the battery is not warrantied since they only cover them for a year? Normally I'd just buy a new battery but at work we use Lenovo's and they've been having a defect where some batteries simply stop working and Lenovo usually replaces those even outside of the warranty period as they are defective and recalled. Thanks for any comments.