Ok, I have just joined MacRumours, because every time something doesn't work, when I search, posts from MacRumours came up, so I joined. But why am I searching, I am searching because I have a Macbook Pro (7,1)that has become so unreliable, it is getting to the point I no longer trust it for my work and that because of an annoying spinning beach ball, which when that appears, the whole machine just freezes and I can do nothing to get out of it, or even save my work prior to turning it off for a reset. So, just what is happening, is it the machine or my inability to use it ? Now, I did read elsewhere that symptoms similar to mine others had reported by others, with further suggestion that there is a less than impressive performing chipset that Apple used in these machines and now no longer uses, but is this the problem I have, I just don't know. Right now the MBP is sitting in the corner frozen again with a load of work on it that I can do nothing with except lose as the spinning beach ball is happily spinning away and I am using to type this my old vista disaster pc, which is more reliable despite the computer being somewhat battered. This vistaster is the reason I migrated to Mac and as I have a learning disability, macs were supposed to be better for such users, which on the whole I did find it more intuitive, but no good if the thing doesn't work, so what do I do ? No Genius Bar in my locale and no one to consult and should this be happening with such a new well looked after machine. The fault first started about six months ago and since has got worse, but I am clueless and very unhappy What can I do regards the work I always lose and the problem itself ?