I bought a 12" powerbook about 4 months ago. I noticed about a month and a half ago that it is starting to deform around the battery area. The actual metal around the front righ edge is sticking out, and there is about a 1 cm' gap. It is also beginning to lump out on the right near the cd slot. There is also about a 3 cm. gap inbetween the battery and the metal slab. I tried bending it in, with no avail. I was wondering id anyone has, or has had, this problem. Did you send it in to Apple? I do have the apple care. How long did it take to be fixed? I am really not sure how long I can go without my computer- lol. Thanks for any help that is offered up.