So I bought my MacBook Pro 13inch, 2.9Ghz, 8gb Ram on March 3rd, it has only been a week. This is my first mac and this is also my first Laptop. I have always only had PC Towers. Yesterday the fan randomly started running super loud at max speed (The MBP was working Perfectly Fine!). The laptop just randomly went poop on me. I ran hardware test and found out that the temperature sensor died... causing the fan to run wild and the kernel task to go over 300%. I looked up this issue on google, seems like the only way to get it fixed was to send it to an Apple Store. So I did. Today I went to the Apple Store Genius Bar @ SoHo at about 9AM in the morning and they tested the hardware twice and there was definitely a problem with the temperature sensor. They told me to drop off the MBP and they gave me a receipt that indicated: Estimated Turn Around Time: We'll call you in 3 -5 days. Right now is 8PM, and I checked the repair status and it still says: "Shipment to repair center pending" I didn't get the chance to ask some questions at the Genius Bar since I had to go to class soon. -------------- Here are my questions I want to know if I can really get my laptop back in 3 - 5 days, or if it is even possible to get it back even earlier than that? I want to know if "Shipment to repair center" actually mean that they will send it back to like.. I don't know.. California to fix it and then send it back? Or can it mean that they will get the repair materials to the Genius Bar and fix my laptop there? (Is there a way I can find out whether they are sending it back or ordering parts?) Do hardware failures on new MBP happen often or is this by chance? I'm worried I might have done something wrong to make the laptop hate me (since I'm inexperience when it comes to Mac and laptops). It just bothers me that such an expensive equipment can be so... ehh TL;DR: I just want to get some insights on Apple Repair (Genius Bar) and MBP in general. My questions are under the dotted lines.