I bought a April 2010 MBP 13" 2.4 from Amazon.co.uk back in June. The hard drive is definitely whacked. I have reformatted and reinstalled both from the install DVDs and an external HDD backup. Each time it was fine for a couple of days and then started playing up. Both Disk Utility and Disk Warrior have reported irrecoverable problems with the drive. (Can't help feeling that it was due to installing Macdrive on my Win7 partition, but I have no forensic evidence for this). I did not buy any special Applecare cover or anything like that. I certainly feel capable of changing the HDD myself (indeed I bought the bottom-end MBP with the intention of upgrading it myself to save on costs), but I wasn't expecting the default drive to blow out this soon. Can anyone advise what will happen in this case if I send it back to Amazon or Apple, how long the process will take, will they just change the drive or change the machine, etc. Thanks.