My early 2011 15" mbp just died today. First Ram error (3 beeps), managed to quickly make a backup, then black screen and currently won't start. I'm also unable to start as a external drive, or perform any hardware test. So I'm off to get it looked at soon, and most likely the logic board has failed. I didn't pay for the extended warranty, but I might still be covered under the Australian Consumer Law. A free repair or replacement will be offered "A reasonable period from date of delivery until the failure becomes apparent" "Products must be of acceptable quality, that is: - safe, lasting, with no faults - look acceptable - do all the things someone would normally expect them to do. Acceptable quality takes into account what would normally be expected for the type of product and cost." So should I be entitled to this? I've taken very good care of this computer and I certainly didn't expect it to suddenly die this soon. My old iMac is still running 12 years on. That's why I got this laptop in the first place.