In 2003 I bought a 40G ipod for $400 and it failed after 13 months, not fixable, totally froze up and Apple wouldn't do anything to support it or replace it. $400 down the drain (actually more including music and external battery pack, and headphones...probably totalled $600 WASTED) and I swore to never buy any Apple products again, stopped using iTunes and was fine for 8 years. This was until I fell in love with the MacBook Air. I waited for the new release in late 2011 as I knew to never buy the first product run of Apple products. I examined the failure rates etc. I wasn't going to get DUPED again. Just over 2 years later, last week I was working on my MBA and it just shut down. Not one single sign of a failure, never overheated, never had graphics board issues, and had upgraded to Mavericks a month before. And could not be recovered at all, I tried all the techniques from all the forums and apple support advice. Finally got to the Authorised support centre here in Thailand, it's in the centre of the shutdown downtown in the middle of the protests. It's called iServe, they looked at it for 5 minutes and told me the MLB is done and it will be B17,000(US$570) to replace. And it is only given a 90 day warranty. Needless to say I am angry, depressed and just generally pissed off again at Apple and the waste of money their products become. Am I seriously only expected to get 2 years of use out of a product I paid US$1300 for? If anyone knows of any class action lawsuits against Apple and logic board failures please let me know as I will be more than happy to join and support them..,....no matter what the cost. I also feel ashamed as I have raved to everyone I know about the performance of this computer. And Mavericks was really good for the month I used it. This is just like being a jilted lover.....and I want to make Apple pay this time. ---------- Also, if anyone knows of a way I can recover all the files without having to pay $600 more to this horrible company please let me know. Thanks So disgruntled.