Woohoo, first post. But on to the important stuff! So, I got a macbook for a present for Christmas 2006. It's been great, but about three months ago a hairline fracture appeared in the right bottom corner. at first I thought it was cosmetic, but it grew a little and since then I've kept it in place with scotch tape. This is fine for now, but I'm worried if it will affect anything later. I really want to get at least the lower casing replaced, but I'm out of warranty, and I really do not want to have to spend $400. This macbook has been treated impeccably, and rarely leaves my desk. It has never to my knowledge been dropped and whenever I do take it out I put it in a travel case. I've done a little bit of googling and it looks like the problem isn't so uncommon. We moved out to the sticks and the nearest apple store is 2+ hours away. I also don't want to get charged unreasonably for calling customer support. Is there anything I can do about this? There's also some slight discoloring on the trackpad, if anyone cares. Pic spam: the fracture close-up my desk carrying case Thanks in advance for any help!