So my HDD (along with almost every other component) in my Macbook Pro has gone bad. I am pretty sure this thing is over heating itself to death. This was probably one of the first MBP ever made, I ordered it as soon as they went on sale, so it is about 2.5 years old. I didnt get the applecare at the time of purchase, because I usually get it the next year before it expires. I guess I misjudged when the applecare was going to expire and ended up calling about 2 or 3 weeks after it had expired. Apple basically told me "your loss, should have purchased it as the time of sale... thats why are reps encourage you to buy it at the time of sale." So anyway, I have no applecare on this product (first time in about 8 or 9 laptops / desktops), which lead me to think maybe I could get seagate to replace the drive (since they have a 5 year warranty on the drive). No such luck, apple was one step ahead of me on this, apparently they have a contract with seagate that does not allow them to warranty the drives purchased by apple (dell and a few other companies do this as well). So while the drive is technically still under the manufacturers warranty, I am not allowed to deal with seagate directly. So do I try to reason with apple to get the drive replaced for free? Or just bite the bullet and replace it on my own? For what it is worth, here is a list of components that are bad in this mbp. DVD-RW - Doesnt burn discs, reads some discs LCD (harness short circuit / burnout?) HDD mechanical failure Battery (3rd time it needs to be replaced, its bursting from the inside) The first and second batteries actually showed signs of melting... The 3rd battery "exploded" sometime over the past 3 months that the book was sitting in the corner of my office. I"ll post a picture of the battery, its kind of scary looking. Any thoughts on what I should do? Apple doesn't seem to care about my long history of loyalty and purchasing applecare (that i rarely ever used). I have already started to move to other brands... I purchased a dell mini in lieu of a macbook air for my couch surfing... I couldnt justify the cost considering how poorly apple treated me regarding this matter. I guess the reason I am upset about this whole thing is I attempted to purchase the applecare (a little late i know, but there was nothing wrong with the laptop at the time), my long history of purchasing 3k+ machines and the fact that everything on this machine seems to be failing due to it overheating and not misuse / poor care.