My 3 month old MBP fell out of my backpack this week and landed on the corner, bending the top and bottom cases. It still works fine but there's a finger nail sized gap on the lower left case and it's squared now. I went to the local Mac place- $474.00 to replace the bottom. The Apple store wants $1249.00 for "accidental damage." Ouch. Apple says I must have the repair done by a certified Apple tech to maintain my Apple Care. So, it looks like I have to spend more $ than I paid for the Apple Care to maintain it. hmmm... I've checked out the parts and the bottom case is $179.00 and have found a place that will fix it for $349.00-they may not be certified. My big dilemma here is that I would like to repair this, money is tight, and I'd hope to maintain my warranty. I'm bummed that now my computer is tweaked and fear that if something happens and I try to use my Apple Care, it will be slammed because I dropped it. Any one have any suggestions on the repair or know any certified techs in Northern/Central California? thanks, Rubmsyter I'd have posted a pic but my camera broke last week.